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Over 100 bus drivers to take on New York safety competition
May 11, 2015
The event, organized by the New York School Bus Contractors Association, will draw top drivers from around the state on Saturday.
Tires deflated on 24 buses in apparent senior ‘prank’
May 11, 2015
Four high schoolers in Ohio allegedly removed the tire valve stems on a school district’s entire bus fleet. Written on the asphalt: “You have been pranked by seniors 2015.”
The eLion, a 100% electric bus, can travel up to 75 miles on a full charge. The manufacturer expects to sell more than 100 eLions over the next year.
Lion's electric bus to begin delivery this fall
May 11, 2015
The eLion can travel up to 75 miles on a full charge, officials say. It will also be available in multi-function school activity and commercial applications with up to a 72 passenger capacity.
The event featured two new alternative-fuel Thomas Built buses to celebrate grant awards for school bus upfits for the districts. EPA, Clean Cities, local government and school district officials stand next to one of the buses at the unveiling.
Unveiling showcases EPA grant awards for 3 Arizona districts
May 7, 2015
The event on April 16 featured two new alternative-fuel Thomas Built buses to celebrate grant awards for the upfit of 15 buses for the school districts.
School bus company owner bounces back from fire
May 7, 2015
Joe Schieffert, the owner of Superior Transportation Services in Minnesota, lost 10 buses and the garage in a fire four months after buying the business. He was able to get six buses from a dealer to complete school routes soon afterward.
Police said that two boys brought these handguns — one of which was loaded — onto their school bus and showed them to other students.
School bus driver charged with not reporting guns on bus
May 7, 2015
Kentucky police say that two brothers brought two handguns — one loaded — onto their bus and showed other students. The boys, their parents and the bus driver face charges.
Transportation consulting group adds advisory board
May 7, 2015
Richard Jacobs, Robert Pudlewski and Dr. Jerry Bartee will serve on Transportation Sector Consultants’ newly formed board, using their expertise to assist its growing number of school district customers.
The Freightliner Inspiration Truck was unveiled in Las Vegas on Wednesday. It is designed to maintain legal speed, stay in the selected lane and keep a safe braking distance from other vehicles.
Freightliner unveils autonomous truck
May 7, 2015
The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is designed to maintain legal speed, stay in the selected lane, keep a safe braking distance from other vehicles, and slow or stop based on traffic and road conditions.
First Student gains Texas contract, honors employees
May 6, 2015
The contractor will provide transportation for the Lewisville Independent School District. Meanwhile, it is honoring its employees’ hard work with celebratory breakfasts and lunches at all its locations.
Jacob Iverson is now corporate general manager, transportation, at Harlow’s School Bus Service.
Harlow’s School Bus Service names new corporate GM
May 6, 2015
Jacob Iverson is appointed to the role after serving as corporate director of operations since last year.
W.C. Cressey & Son was named Thomas Built Buses’ 2014 Dealer of the Year. Pictured from left are Kevin Nichols, Marc Hopkins and Brian Cressey of W.C. Cressey and Caley Edgerly of Thomas Built.
Thomas Built Buses honors top dealers, dealer trainers
May 6, 2015
W.C. Cressey & Son is named the school bus OEM’s 2014 Dealer of the Year. The Dealer Trainer of the Year award goes to Trace Tolby of Auto Safety House.
EPA offers $13.5 million in clean diesel funding
May 5, 2015
A new round of grants in the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program will be awarded for projects to reduce emissions from diesel vehicles.
New legislation would prevent the U.S. secretary of transportation from raising insurance minimums on the school transportation and motorcoach industries. Photo by Katrina Falk
Bill would leave passenger carrier insurance authority with Congress
May 5, 2015
The legislation, which NSTA supports, would prevent the U.S. secretary of transportation from raising insurance minimums on the school transportation and motorcoach industries.
Investment to support Lion Bus’ electric bus commercialization
May 5, 2015
The funds, from private equity firm XPND Capital, will help the manufacturer finalize commercialization of its eLion school bus and invest in its manufacturing activities, company officials said.
Transfinder unveils new routing software program
May 5, 2015
Routefinder Pro v12.0 offers features that enable simultaneous school routing, simplify routing for unassigned students and prevent mistakenly modifying records, company officials say.
Leonard Bus Sales staff members receive the 2014 Dealer of the Year Award from Trans Tech President John Phraner (shown right.) Leonard Bus Sales President Mike Leonard is shown center, holding plaque.
Trans Tech names Dealer of the Year
May 5, 2015
The manufacturer selects Leonard Bus Sales of Deposit, New York, for its 2014 Dealer of the Year Award. The dealer is also celebrating 50 years in the bus distribution business this year.
Special-needs bus driver retires after over 16 years
May 4, 2015
Bill Cook, a bus driver for Rapid City (S.D.) Area Schools, requested routes for special-needs students when he started driving school buses. Staff praised him for making students and their parents comfortable.
Driver accused of slapping autistic student resigns from city council
May 4, 2015
Jeanette Burrage resigned from the Des Moines (Wash.) City Council after being charged with fourth-degree assault. She allegedly slapped a 6-year-old student across the face after he raised his hand as if to strike her.
New York rejects special-needs route bids, awaits employee protections
May 4, 2015
The bids did not include certain protections for experienced bus drivers, so the city delayed the bidding process until a state legislature vote on a law that would reinstate the protections, which were stripped in 2013.
Gardian Angel uses a white flood light mounted on the bus’ front bumper to illuminate the path for students to cross the street.
School bus crossing light allowed in Idaho
May 1, 2015
Idaho becomes the 14th state to allow the Gardian Angel safety lighting system for use on school buses.

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