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The Kinetics Hybrid is a bolt-on parallel electric system that fits various school bus chassis.
School bus fleets see fuel savings with Kinetics Hybrid
March 26, 2015
According to a case study, two school districts saw average increases of 26% to 28% miles per gallon in trials of the bolt-on electric hybrid system.
Boy in fatal accident may have re-entered path of bus
March 26, 2015
Witnesses said Jonathan A. Chatham re-entered the path of the bus as it began moving forward, according to a school district statement. A relative of the boy has disputed this account.
The American School Bus Council recognized Peggy Burns, an expert on legal issues in pupil transportation, for her two decades of dedication to the industry.
Peggy Burns awarded as School Bus Champion
March 25, 2015
The American School Bus Council recognizes Burns, an expert on legal issues in pupil transportation, for her two decades of dedication to the industry.
STA awarded $3.7M contract with Pennsylvania district
March 25, 2015
The contractor will provide Pine-Richland School District in Pittsburgh with 77 propane-fueled school vehicles starting with the 2015-16 school year.
Graco fined $10 million for handling of car seat recall
March 24, 2015
A NHTSA investigation found that the company failed to provide timely notification of a defect in more than 4 million car seats.
Girl helps classmates escape crashed bus
March 24, 2015
A Pennsylvania student got her classmates to safely exit the bus after it drove off the road and slammed into a home. No students were seriously injured, but the bus driver was taken to the hospital.
Boy fatally struck by school bus
March 24, 2015
A 10-year-old Kentucky student cleared the bus after being dropped off at his stop but somehow went into the ditch line, officials said.
Team RUBIES — Rachel, Izzie, Isabella and Ava — met with Interactive Game Designer Laura Beukema (shown left) and Interactive Producer Joan Freese to solicit feedback on Bus Whiz, the computer game they designed to teach children about school bus safety. Photo courtesy Marie Domingo
Minnesota students design school bus safety computer game
March 23, 2015
Four seventh and eighth graders teamed up to create Bus Whiz to teach young students about school bus safety in a fun way.
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Legislation proposed in Illinois would require districts to notify parents of any school bus stops within 500 feet of a sex offender’s residence.
Bill targets school bus stops near sex offenders
March 23, 2015
The legislation would require Illinois school districts to notify parents of any school bus stops within 500 feet of a sex offender’s residence.
A new round of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants will fund such projects as retrofitting and replacing older school buses. Photo by Shane Kirley
EPA awards $8 million for clean diesel projects
March 23, 2015
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants will fund such projects as retrofitting and replacing older school buses.
92 Blue Bird propane buses included in STA’s new Colorado contract
March 23, 2015
The manufacturer’s school buses will power the largest “green fleet” of school vehicles in Colorado, according to Blue Bird and STA.
Stop-arm cameras have proven effective in curbing a key safety risk to students, according to officials in the Washington, D.C., area. Photo by Barry Johnson
Study: 1,500 stop-arm camera tickets issued in D.C. area
March 19, 2015
The finding is from a AAA Mid-Atlantic review of five jurisdictions in the Washington, D.C., area that have deployed school bus stop-arm cameras since 2013.
The automated slack adjuster assembly cell at Accuride’s Rockford, Illinois, facility has significantly improved quality processes for its Gunite standard and Gunite 2000 slack adjusters, allowing it to raise warranty coverage, company officials said.
Accuride extends automatic slack adjuster warranty
March 19, 2015
The supplier increased the warranty on Gunite standard and Gunite 2000 automatic slack adjusters for school buses from three years/300,000 miles to four years/400,000 miles.
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Bus driver, student honored for thwarting allergy attack
March 19, 2015
An Agawam (Mass.) High School bus driver and student were named “Hometown Heroes” by the Western Massachusetts Red Cross. They helped a student who was having an allergy attack, injecting her with an EpiPen and calling for an ambulance.
Boy in intensive care after being hit by school bus
March 19, 2015
Connor Wright, 7, was struck in an unmarked crosswalk while walking to school with his older brother in Nampa, Idaho. He suffered a fractured skull, several broken bones and is in a coma.
To tackle driver shortage, the Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools transportation department teamed up with human resources and began hosting job fairs.
Job fair seeks school bus driver candidates
March 19, 2015
At Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools event, current bus drivers will be on hand to answer questions. The district’s job fairs have helped tackle driver shortage.
School bus safety event to educate parents, school officials
March 18, 2015
The demonstration day, to be held by the New York School Bus Contractors Association and the Suffolk Region PTA, will highlight safety features on school buses and driver training requirements.
School Bus Fleet a finalist for 2 Maggie Awards
March 17, 2015
The SBF 2014 Fact Book and Nicole Schlosser’s article “Will Ramped-up Vehicle Tech Bring Smarter, Safer School Buses?” are up for the honors.
California district gets funding for bus service pilot
March 17, 2015
The town of Tiburon and the city of Belvedere put up a one-year school bus subsidy for Reed Union School District to see if providing cheaper rides will increase ridership and decrease traffic.
TransTraks to develop membership program for California association
March 17, 2015
The new program for the California Association of School Transportation Officials will include an online application process and will be hosted on a cloud service.

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