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Navistar to develop hybrid with engine-off mode
April 20, 2009
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — The IC Bus plug-in hybrid school bus will be further developed into a vehicle capable of all-electric drive for extended periods,...
Florida targets grade crossing accidents
April 17, 2009
In the past five years, there have been more than 500 highway-rail grade crossing accidents, with 90 injuries and 80 fatalities, throughout Florida.
SBF Photo Contest returns
April 15, 2009
Calling all shutterbugs: It’s time for SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s Fifth Annual Photo Contest!
Blue Bird announces salaried workforce reduction
April 14, 2009
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. has made reductions in its workforce, affecting about 20 salaried employees.
North Carolina bill targets motorists who pass stopped school buses
April 14, 2009
RALEIGH, N.C. — A bill that is making its way through the North Carolina General Assembly would allow school districts to install cameras or video re...
Maine bill would bar bicyclists from running stop arms
April 14, 2009
AUGUSTA, Maine — State Sen. John Nutting has introduced a bill that would prohibit bicyclists from passing school buses that are stopped to load or unload students.
Obama nominates transportation agency heads
April 13, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, President Obama nominated Chuck Hurley to serve as administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: FTA, NHTSA
Collins to offer hybrid Type A school buses
April 9, 2009
SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Operators of small school buses will soon have the option of utilizing hybrid technology.

Collins Bus Corp. has entere...

SafeGuard supplies seat belt system for Greyhound
April 8, 2009
WESTFIELD, Ind. — Greyhound’s new motorcoaches will include occupant-restraint technology similar to what is already in use in many school buses.
Funding may go to creating safe routes to bus stops
April 8, 2009
As Congress prepares to take on the reauthorization of the highway bill that includes Safe Routes to School, advocates of the program are calling for more funding and several changes to it.
Kansas Truck Equipment joins Girardin dealership network
April 8, 2009
DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec — Girardin Minibus Inc. announced that Kansas Truck Equipment Co. Inc. has joined its dealership network.
BusRadio to showcase student art
April 7, 2009
BOSTON — BusRadio is soliciting entries in its Second Annual National Youth Art Month Contest.
Lawmakers propose bill to increase use of natural gas
April 7, 2009
On April 1, Rep. Dan Boren (Okla.), Rep. John Larson (Conn.), Rep. John Sullivan (Okla.), and energy executive T. Boone Pickens announced legislation to expand the use of natural gas as an alternative to conventional transportation fuel.
Texas district unveils bio-fuel school bus
April 7, 2009
DALLAS — Last week, Dallas County Schools (DCS) unveiled its “Fryer Flyer,” a school bus with twin fuel systems — one that carries biodiesel and one ...
Tags: biodiesel
EPA awards grant for St. Louis bus retrofit project
April 7, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — EPA Region 7 recently presented a $454,849 grant to Grace Hill Settlement House to fund the St. Louis School Bus Retrofit program...
Georgia school board wants cameras on special-needs buses
April 6, 2009
MARIETTA, Ga. — The Cobb County School District board’s Facilities and Technology Committee recently pushed to have cameras installed on 196 special-...
Conference works to solve special-needs challenges
April 6, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — Wintry wind chill temperatures didn’t affect the velocity or enthusiasm in Indianapolis, where special-needs roadeo contestants and co...
Special-Needs Briefs — 4/6/09
April 6, 2009
Special-needs bus targeted in rock-throwing incident
AKRON, Ohio — Two windows on an Akron Public Schools bus carrying special-needs stud...
Chinese reporters see yellow
April 1, 2009
When reporters from China’s state television network, CCTV, wanted to learn about the U.S. school transportation system, they got in touch with the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), which has its own video program, NAPTV.
West Virginia could make school bus stops drug-free zones
April 1, 2009
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill has been introduced that would establish drug-free zones at school bus stops in the state.

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