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Thomas Built Buses launches new technology platform
November 11, 2015
BusWise for the C2 school bus will integrate Zonar’s tracking and operations solutions to provide real-time info. Features include Mobileye collision warning and a 360-degree camera system.
Blue Bird reveals 3 new powertrains for 2016
November 11, 2015
The OEM will offer a new compressed natural gas school bus, a new Cummins diesel engine and a new Eaton transmission next year.
Highly structured delivery schedule keeps sizable school bus fleet running
November 9, 2015
The transportation department at Richmond, Virginia-based Henrico County Public Schools serves 75 schools and about 29,000 students. It devised an efficient hub system to accommodate a four-tier bell schedule to transport students to their schools on time.
Pam McDonald named SBF's Administrator of the Year
November 8, 2015
Whether it's saving money on fuel or keeping an important event afloat, Pam McDonald knows how to make it happen: partnerships. The longtime pupil transportation leader has helped strengthen the industry by building vital connections with colleagues and suppliers.
How to Optimize the Use of Transportation Tiers
November 4, 2015

With proper planning and design, tiered school bus service can yield significant efficiencies and cost savings. It can also create longer shifts for drivers.

Continental tires to be standard on IC Bus school buses
October 5, 2015
Under a five-year supply agreement, Continental will be the standard tire offering on Navistar's IC Bus and International vehicles.
Chicago’s school bell time changes expected to save $5M
August 13, 2015
Forty-eight schools adopt new bell times as part of a Chicago Public Schools plan to cut transportation costs. The district is facing a $1.1 billion operating deficit.
Express school bus shuttle aims to reduce ride time
July 30, 2015
A Texas district expects its new service to cut travel time for some middle and high school students from about 45-60 minutes to about 20-30 minutes.
Eaton dual-clutch transmissions offered for IC Bus school buses
July 27, 2015
Eaton’s new seven-speed Procision transmissions will be available in IC Bus CE Series school buses in late 2015.
Feds propose tighter standards for emissions, fuel efficiency
June 19, 2015
The EPA and NHTSA’s jointly proposed standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles — including school buses — would cover model years 2021 to 2027.
School buses play a key position in athletics
June 1, 2015

With running having become a lifelong pursuit for me, I recently found myself once again riding a school bus to an important race, just like in high school. On April 20, I ran in the Boston Marathon for the first time. ...

1st school bus built on Ford Transit is Micro Bird T-Series
May 26, 2015
The new Transit chassis is lighter than the Ford E-350 and E-450 cutaways, which officials say allows for higher payloads and improved fuel economy in a Type A bus.
Optronics named sole lighting supplier for Collins Bus
April 23, 2015
With the move, the Type A school bus manufacturer consolidates lighting purchases, transitioning from six lighting suppliers to one.
Veteran Virginia director David Pace retires
April 14, 2015
After 31 years in pupil transportation, Pace steps down from his role at Virginia Beach City Public Schools, where he oversaw one of the larger district-owned school bus fleets in the nation.
School Bus eXchange attendees discuss keys for success
April 9, 2015
At the inaugural SBX event, school transportation officials share ideas on such topics as efficiency, technology and identifying the outputs of a successful operation.
BusBoss contest offers free route optimization
March 31, 2015
The school bus routing software supplier will give away a full route optimization service to one eligible school district in the U.S.
5 New Products to Boost Shop Efficiency
March 25, 2015

Offerings are designed to organize and expedite maintenance work and keep the shop floor clean.

District runs more than 1,200 school buses on biodiesel
March 16, 2015
Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools’ entire bus fleet is now powered by B20 biodiesel, which has cut diesel use by 560,000 gallons per year.
Missouri district to get new school bus facility
February 9, 2015
The building will have more than five times the space of the Republic School District’s current facility, with an additional entrance and exit, bigger driver training and bus repair areas, and additional staff parking spots.
All-new Fleet Technology Expo set for August
February 2, 2015
The event is for all fleet types that are looking for ways to improve operational efficiencies. It will focus on three specific tracks: Green Fleet, Fleet Analytics and Heavy Duty.
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