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Brandon Billingsley brought innovations in school bus seating, lighting
October 22, 2014
Billingsley, president of Heavy Duty Bus Parts and UltraLED, died unexpectedly on Tuesday. He was a strong advocate of the use of LED lighting to enhance safety and efficiency.
Clean Energy launches natural gas vapor barrier system
October 22, 2014
The NGV Easy Bay utilizes an industrial curtain designed for quick, cost-efficient installation and operation. It can accommodate a single bay isolation project or divide a building into multiple bays for servicing or storing multiple vehicles.
North Carolina cracks down on stop-arm running
October 21, 2014
Troopers across the state are focusing on illegal passing of school buses and other school-related traffic violations this week as part of Operation Stop Arm.
2 women questioned in school bus road rage incident
October 21, 2014
Students on a school bus in Philadelphia were arguing with five women in an SUV when the SUV driver cut off the bus, two women got out and one struck the vehicle with a baseball bat.
New York association backs legislation during School Bus Safety Week
October 21, 2014
The New York School Bus Contractors Association is supporting proposed state bills that call for increased penalties for stop-arm running, tougher penalties for bus drivers who drive under the influence, and other changes.
Trans/Air debuts 2 new products
October 20, 2014
The supplier is now offering a TM43 Transit Compressor and a TM43 Mount and Drive kit for IC Bus conventional school bus chassis with Cummins ISB engines.
Kansas governor proclaims School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day
October 20, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback’s proclamation designates this Wednesday as School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day in Kansas. The event falls amid National School Bus Safety Week.
New 4-year contract for union workers at Thomas plant
October 20, 2014
Officials say that the contract ratified by the United Auto Workers rewards the contributions of Thomas Built Buses’ workforce while improving efficiency.
Micro Bird earns ISO certification
October 20, 2014
The Type A school bus manufacturer’s facility in Drummondville, Quebec, now has ISO 9001:2008 certification from the International Standards Organization.
School bus driver's smile went a long way
October 16, 2014

Valerie Robertino was impatient to get home when she pulled up behind a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop arm extended. As she waited behind the bus, what she saw cut through her bad mood and left a lasting impression on her.

Mom uses iPad to catch stop-arm runners
October 16, 2014
Tracey Honig takes video of an 18-wheeler illegally passing her daughter’s school bus one morning. The video, posted on Facebook, has gotten thousands of views.
Firetrace offers methane detection system
October 16, 2014
The new Firetrace Methane Detection System is designed for the detection and early warning of dangerous levels of hydrocarbons in natural gas buses, according to the company.
Allied Specialty Vehicles names new executive
October 16, 2014
Marcus Berto will be the chief commercial officer for all product lines worldwide for ASV, which is the parent company of Collins Bus Corp.
Application period opens for EPA school bus rebate program
October 16, 2014
In this year’s program, the U.S. EPA is offering about $3 million in rebates for purchases to replace older diesel school buses.
SEFAC unveils new mobile lift
October 16, 2014
The 18 Type features more user-friendly controls and enhanced fault finding, company officials said. All of SEFAC’s lifts are now manufactured in its Baltimore headquarters.
Toddler fatally struck by school bus
October 14, 2014
After dropping off students, a school bus in Danville, Virginia, struck a 20-month-old boy who had made his way in front of the bus while it was stopped.
NAPT News & Views — Seat belts on buses? You decide
October 14, 2014

NAPT and NSTA were informed that NHTSA’s best advice on the matter is in a single document: the 2011 denial of a petition that the agency mandate seat belts in large school buses.

School bus drivers take students to shelter during tornado
October 14, 2014
Many of Harrison County (Ky.) Schools' buses were in a tornado warning area, and the bus drivers safely took students inside nearby buildings.
NGVAmerica names new president
October 14, 2014
Matthew Godlewski takes the helm of Natural Gas Vehicles for America at a time when the use of natural gas in transportation is seeing exponential growth, officials say.
Study: Propane buses can cut fuel, maintenance costs in half
October 13, 2014
Some school districts’ propane bus fleets save nearly 50% on a cost-per-mile basis for fuel and maintenance relative to diesel, a U.S. Department of Energy case study finds.
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