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Cover Story - June 2015 2015

Making the Business Case for Alternative Fuels

By: Nicole Schlosser

End users say savings on propane autogas and CNG fuel and maintenance costs, along with having to perform less maintenance, help recoup the extra cost of purchasing the vehicles and installing fueling systems.

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NSTA Advocacy in Action — Why CSA scores are flawed

The goal of the Safety Measurement Scores, within CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability), is to allow the public to review a carrier’s safety record and relevant data by searching its Department of Transportation number. While this is a great idea in concept, the reality is very different.

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NAPT News & Views — NAPT Summit and SBX: All about you

A discussion after the first SBX captured perfectly why we offer this new membership benefit and have the annual Summit. Commenting on the myriad challenges facing school transportation professionals and why she found SBX valuable, an attendee said she “was hoping to find people that could help me solve some of my problems.”

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School buses play a key position in athletics

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. ...

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Integrated software suite

Seon now offers vMax Compass, a complete suite of school transportation solutions designed to work seamlessly together to deliver the real-time information needed to plan safe routes, track vehicles and student ridership, and capture, record and automatically download video of on-board incidents.

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Bolt-on parallel electric system

The Kinetics Hybrid, a parallel electric system that captures regenerative braking energy and reuses it on vehicle launch, bolts onto new or existing vehicles to quickly transform class 3-7 trucks into more fuel-efficient and cleaner running vehicles, company officials said.

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Wheelchair retractor

The Titan800, a new wheelchair securement retractor in the existing Titan product line, is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect December 2015, company officials said.

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