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Indiana governor approves end-of-route inspections bill
May 1, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law on Thursday a bill that requires school bus drivers to perform end-of-route inspections. ...
Blue Bird addresses former coach division shutdown rumors
April 28, 2009
Blue Bird Corp. issued the following statement from Greg Bennett, president and CEO, regarding the financial strength of the company.
M2K seat recognized in automotive awards program
April 27, 2009
The annual Automotive News PACE Awards, presented here last week, shone a spotlight in the school bus industry as part of its quest to honor “superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers.”
Tags: seating
First Student to be sole contractor for Cincinnati Public Schools
April 27, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded the full Cincinnati Public Schools student transportation contract, which had previously been operat...
Kentucky districts receive Clean School Bus funding
April 24, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Six school districts in Kentucky will share nearly $200,000 in funding to reduce emissions from their school buses.

Kentucky F...

Bus stop accident claims 2
April 23, 2009
Two students were killed and one was injured by a pickup truck that struck them at their school bus stop on Tuesday morning.
Ohio Legislature eyes bus strobes
April 22, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bill before the state Legislature would require that all new school buses be equipped with a white, roof-mounted strobe light.

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Tags: lighting
Strong sales reported for propane school bus
April 22, 2009
Blue Bird Corp. and CleanFUEL USA will provide 154 Blue Bird propane-powered Vision school buses to several Southern California school districts and ...
Navistar to develop hybrid with engine-off mode
April 20, 2009
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — The IC Bus plug-in hybrid school bus will be further developed into a vehicle capable of all-electric drive for extended periods,...
Florida targets grade crossing accidents
April 17, 2009
In the past five years, there have been more than 500 highway-rail grade crossing accidents, with 90 injuries and 80 fatalities, throughout Florida.
SBF Photo Contest returns
April 15, 2009
Calling all shutterbugs: It’s time for SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s Fifth Annual Photo Contest!
Blue Bird announces salaried workforce reduction
April 14, 2009
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. has made reductions in its workforce, affecting about 20 salaried employees.
North Carolina bill targets motorists who pass stopped school buses
April 14, 2009
RALEIGH, N.C. — A bill that is making its way through the North Carolina General Assembly would allow school districts to install cameras or video re...
Maine bill would bar bicyclists from running stop arms
April 14, 2009
AUGUSTA, Maine — State Sen. John Nutting has introduced a bill that would prohibit bicyclists from passing school buses that are stopped to load or unload students.
Obama nominates transportation agency heads
April 13, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, President Obama nominated Chuck Hurley to serve as administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: FTA, NHTSA
Collins to offer hybrid Type A school buses
April 9, 2009
SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Operators of small school buses will soon have the option of utilizing hybrid technology.

Collins Bus Corp. has entere...

SafeGuard supplies seat belt system for Greyhound
April 8, 2009
WESTFIELD, Ind. — Greyhound’s new motorcoaches will include occupant-restraint technology similar to what is already in use in many school buses.
Funding may go to creating safe routes to bus stops
April 8, 2009
As Congress prepares to take on the reauthorization of the highway bill that includes Safe Routes to School, advocates of the program are calling for more funding and several changes to it.
Kansas Truck Equipment joins Girardin dealership network
April 8, 2009
DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec — Girardin Minibus Inc. announced that Kansas Truck Equipment Co. Inc. has joined its dealership network.
BusRadio to showcase student art
April 7, 2009
BOSTON — BusRadio is soliciting entries in its Second Annual National Youth Art Month Contest.

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