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S.C. votes to pay for buses with unclaimed lottery money
July 5, 2011
Lawmakers vote to use the $12.4 million to pay for school buses overrides Gov. Nikki Haley's veto of the original budget item. Haley vetoed the item because she believes the state should focus on privatizing its bus system, but lawmakers say students need safe transportation while the state investigates the benefits of privatization.
From Buggies to Buses: 135 Years in Transportation
June 28, 2011

Wolfington Body Co. began as a builder of horse-drawn carriages in the 19th century. The company adapted with the times and went on to thrive as a school bus distributor.

Lawmakers maintain funding for transportation coordinators, bus replacements
June 1, 2011
The news comes with the Washington Legislature's release of its proposed 2011-13 biennial operating budget, much to the delight of the Washington Association for Pupil Transportation. The group had voiced concerns about potential changes to these issues, and President Tom Culliton tells SBF that members are “very excited” about the latest developments.
South Carolina buys buses from Alabama district
January 6, 2011
The state's Department of Education purchases 24 buses to replace its aging fleet. It marks the third time that South Carolina has bought used school buses in the past six years.
Kentucky districts take delivery of Thomas Built hybrids
September 20, 2010
Twenty Saf-T-Liner C2e hybrid school buses are being sent to 13 districts, with the last delivery scheduled for Oct. 15. The buses were purchased through a $12.9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant to the state, which will allow for the replacement of up to 200 of its oldest buses throughout the next school year.
Accentuating the positive
June 22, 2010

Two school bus operations have been able to secure funding for bus replacements and have managed to expand their transportation service in spite of the current cuts that are being made in pupil transportation.

South Carolina DOE buys buses from Kentucky districts
May 27, 2010
Eighty-six used buses purchased at an auction will replace the state’s 26- and 27-year-old units. South Carolina’s superintendent of education calls on the General Assembly to conduct a comprehensive study of the state's overall tax structure and to develop an adequate revenue system to facilitate the allocation of funding for bus replacements more regularly.
Efficient purchasing, grants help district replace buses
April 16, 2010
An Ohio school district is slated to buy 15 school buses funded in part by state and federal grants. With the most recent order, the district will have purchased 261 new school buses — close to half of its fleet.
Bill would aid in funding bus refurbishments
March 22, 2010
New legislation would allow Georgia school districts to refurbish existing units using state funding for purchasing new buses. Renovations would have to be completed by a school bus manufacturer or dealer.
Bill to extend bus life vetoed
January 22, 2010
New Jersey legislation would have allowed some school buses to stay in service for 15 years, up from 12. Outgoing Gov. Jon Corzine unexpectedly vetoes the bill without comment before leaving office.
Tennessee to allow extended school bus life
June 25, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Large school buses in Tennessee could stay in service up to 17 years under a new state law, which increased the limit by two years...
Prince Edward Island launches bus safety strategy
May 28, 2008
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island — The provincial government has unveiled a new plan to bolster school bus safety.

The move comes after ...

California to replace remaining pre-'77 buses
April 17, 2008
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved nearly $200 million from its Lower-Emission School Bus Program to replace ...
Retired School Buses Still Serve
January 1, 2007

Did you ever wonder what eventually happens to abandoned, out-of-service school buses?

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