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Key pupil transportation events kick off next week
May 14, 2010
The National Congress on School Transportation, held every five years, will return to Warrensburg, Mo. In Ottawa, the every-two-years Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference will commence. Blue Bird announces its exhibition details for the Canadian show.
Blue Bird rolls out SCR-equipped demo buses
May 10, 2010
More than 100 of the school bus manufacturer’s units are being transported to dealerships for demonstrations. The North American Blue Bird SCR Demo Bus campaign will provide pupil transportation officials with opportunities to see the benefits of Selective Catalytic Reduction technology through dealer open houses, ride-and-drive events and private bus viewings.
Blue Bird technical training classes get rolling
May 3, 2010
Last week, school bus technicians received instruction on the manufacturer’s line of school buses, updates on SCR technology, information on alternative fuel options and a factory tour during the manufacturer's technical training class. Registration is open for sessions that will be held in May and July.
Blue Bird exec named senior advisor
April 27, 2010
In his new position, Roger Howsmon will act as the school bus manufacturer’s ambassador to the industry’s trade associations, councils and conferences by presenting at events and contributing to associations’ executive-level meetings. Howsmon joined Blue Bird in 2007.
Blue Bird presents at Propane Engine Fuel Summit
March 17, 2010
Company officials spoke to attendees about the Propane-Powered Vision Type C school and activity bus, noting that the 77-passenger unit meets and exceeds all federal and Canadian motor vehicle safety standards and yields lower fuel, maintenance and operating costs.
Blue Bird to offer school bus technician training
March 4, 2010
Workshops held in April, May and July will provide information on the chassis and body of the manufacturer’s All American and Vision models. The sessions will include a tour of the Blue Bird plant.
Q&A: Blue Bird, Girardin Join Forces
February 19, 2010

Greg Bennett and Steve Girardin discuss the joint venture to merge the manufacturers’ Type A bus products.

Propane bus endures winter testing
January 29, 2010
School districts in Minnesota try out Blue Bird’s Propane-Powered Vision to see how it performs in frigid weather.
NAPT Summit Urges Engagement
January 15, 2010

National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) members heard a major theme emerge during the general sessions and seminars at the 2009 Summit: namely, that transportation is a key part of the education system, and the industry must take on and promote that role in order to achieve larger safety and educational goals.

Blue Bird honors top dealers
December 17, 2009
Bryson Sales and Service of Utah is named the school bus manufacturer’s 2009 Dealer of the Year. Regional and "Best in Bus" awards were also given out.
Blue Bird launches online propane calculator
December 11, 2009
The calculator is tooled specifically for the bus market and evaluates the average annual cost of the Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school bus.
Blue Bird redesigns cockpit of Type C unit
December 8, 2009
The revamped driver’s area in the Vision school bus boasts ergonomic placement of switches and controls, an easy-to-read instrument panel, a redesigned electrical panel and a foot-applied parking brake, among other features.
Blue Bird offers new cleaning line for buses
December 4, 2009
The Bird Bath cleaning and protection products are environmentally friendly, meeting the EPA Design for Environment program’s highest standards.
Blue Bird announces new dealer for Washington
November 13, 2009
Bryson Sales & Service, one of the school bus OEM's oldest dealers, expands its territory to cover the state of Washington, with the exception of five river counties.
Blue Bird reports favorable fuel economy performance
November 6, 2009
OEM says that third-party testing of its Vision school bus with an ’07 Cummins ISB engine shows it could save over $1,000 per year in fuel costs.
Blue Bird, Girardin consolidate Type A lines
October 19, 2009
The manufacturers merge their Type A bus products and distribution into one entity, dubbed Micro Bird Inc....
Blue Bird announces staff developments
October 1, 2009

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Several Blue Bird Corp. employees have been promoted to new positions. The company also welcomed a new member to its leadership tea...

New school bus dealership launched
September 15, 2009
Blue Bird has added a new dealership, Bird Bus Sales of New York, to its North American listing of dealers.
Propane Vision will continue after GM engine plant shutdown
September 1, 2009
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird will continue to offer its Propane-Powered Vision after the closure of a GM engine plant.

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3 Texas districts purchase propane-powered buses
July 23, 2009
Three Texas school districts — Alvin Independent School District (ISD), Angleton ISD and Lindale ISD — are adding Blue Bird Corp. Propane-Powered Vis...

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