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Sen. proposes cutting busing for Utah high school students
February 2, 2010
Although such a move has been made in other places, some officials disagree with the proposal, citing traffic congestion, safety and other concerns.
District weighs options to reduce fuel costs
November 17, 2009
A Florida district’s finance advisory committee has reportedly asked district officials and students to calculate the cost-savings of running buses with less fuel in their tanks. While the move could improve fuel efficiency, it could also reduce operational efficiency.
2010 special-needs event to address timely topics
November 9, 2009
The National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers will cover such issues as the challenging aspects of transporting students with special needs, seating support and occupant restraint, and how to avoid unintended consequences of reducing expenses.
Anti-vandalism methods save $70 per window, deter damage to seats
November 9, 2009
Whittier school bus operation has implemented programs to deter vandalism to bus windows and seats....
Restructuring Transportation for Tight Budgets
October 29, 2009

Districts across the country are facing budget cuts — sometimes drastic. Pupil transportation professionals are examining innovative ways to maintain current levels of service with significantly fewer dollars.

Fuel incentive program saves department $28K
October 9, 2009
WALLED LAKE, Mich. — At its back-to-school meeting last year, Walled Lake Consolidated School District’s transportation department implemented a fuel...
‘Making a List and Checking It Twice’: Subjecting Cost-Cutting Strategies to a Second Look
October 9, 2009

By the time you’re reading this issue of SCHOOL BUS FLEET, you’ve either been “living” change or anticipating it. The comments I’ve heard at su...

What’s New in the Top 100?
October 1, 2009

New developments related to several of this year's largest school districts.

Heating Systems Help Reduce Emissions, Costs
October 1, 2009

Today’s engine heating systems available for the school bus segment help make vehicle start-up more efficient, reducing idle times and thus emissions ...

Bell time shift could save $1.2M
September 15, 2009
In order to decrease transportation costs, which many school districts across the nation are being driven to do, Brevard District Schools turned to its bell times.
District runs 1 bus with aide for special-needs students
September 14, 2009
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Prescott Unified School District officials have reconfigured bus routes in response to concerns from parents over the district gove...
City buys private bus company, saving district $2M
July 22, 2009
The city of Pekin has been providing school bus transportation for local school districts for decades, but now it will expand service to rural areas outside the city, as well as special-needs students, through the purchase of Hoyle School Transportation.
T.G.I. Thursday?
November 1, 2008

To most kids, a four-day school week would seem like a dream come true. Who wouldn’t want a longer weekend? That’s one more day to play and procrastin...

Legislator calls for fuel tax exemption for bus contractors
July 3, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — Last month, Assemblyman Peter Rivera reintroduced legislation that would temporarily remove the diesel fuel tax paid by school bus con...
Air-conditioning compressor could make a ‘big splash’
April 1, 2007

A new development in air-conditioning technology could lead to significant savings for school bus operations.

Buses plow through snow
March 1, 2007

As with every other system in the country, we are constantly on the alert to save costs, and, as with most other systems in the snow belt, a major seasonal cost is that of plowing the white stuff off the depot lots so yellow buses can pick up the children on time.

Rising to the challenge
November 1, 2005

The challenge of running a school transportation program has many facets, including the unpredictability of people, machines, weather — and fuel prices.

Turning waste into profit
November 1, 2005

With the high cost of fuel, districts and bus companies across the country are looking for ways to offset budget shortfalls.

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part III)
October 1, 2004

31. Get a library card

Having trouble finding service manuals for older-model buses? Fear not. Most dealerships keep comprehensive service l...

School Bus Contractors Still Fighting the Tide
June 1, 2004

The funk created by the still-stalled U.S. economy, the dangerous quagmire in Iraq and the continuing threat of terrorism on American soil is being fe...

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