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EPA and NHTSA’s proposal would increase fuel efficiency and decrease carbon pollution for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including school buses. Photo courtesy NHTSA
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.
Charlie Bruce is Leonard Bus Sales' new director of business operations. He has served as chief operating officer for both First Student and Durham School Services.
Leonard Bus Sales taps former school bus contractor exec
June 18, 2015
Charlie Bruce is named director of business operations at the school bus dealership. He has served as chief operating officer for both First Student and Durham School Services.
Accused Florida school bus shooter pleads not guilty
June 18, 2015
Edgar Robles, 16, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle. He is being tried as an adult and would face a minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted.
GO Riteway Transportation looking to fill 280 positions
June 18, 2015
Due to its expansion, the Wisconsin-based bus operator will be hiring for hundreds of jobs, including school bus drivers, mechanics and operations supervisors.
California district chooses Trillium to build CNG station
June 18, 2015
Los Angeles Unified School District’s new station will feature 102 time-fill posts and a single fast-fill dispenser. This will be the second CNG fueling station built and operated by the company for the district.
Illinois, New York districts select SafeStop app
June 18, 2015
The app will provide parents real-time information on the location of their child's bus and estimated arrival times as well as information on school closures, delayed openings or important events.
Top contestants in the 2015 Minnesota School Bus Roadeo display their trophies.
Minnesota school bus drivers showcase skills
June 18, 2015
Eighty-six drivers from across the state take part in the 2015 Minnesota School Bus Roadeo, which tests competitors’ driving skills and their knowledge of school bus rules.
Thomas Built Buses' Saf-T-Liner C2 plant expansion resulted in the hiring of more than 150 new employees, investments in new technologies and streamlined manufacturing processes. 
Thomas Built completes $12M plant expansion
June 18, 2015
New equipment and infrastructure and an increased workforce are designed to boost production capabilities of the Saf-T-Liner C2 facility by more than 25%, company officials say.
Lois King (seated), a driver for Fauquier County (Va.) Public Schools since 1960, was recognized at a transportation awards program. She is seen here with school board members Brian Gorg (left), Sheryl Wolfe and Duke Bland.
School bus driver reflects on 55 years at the wheel
June 17, 2015
Lois King, a driver for Fauquier County (Va.) Public Schools since 1960, shares her strategy for behavior management and the reason she started shuttling students.
New Jersey school bus safety bills advance
June 12, 2015
The Senate Education Committee approves bills on installing stop-arm cameras; requiring lap-shoulder belts and sensors to alert drivers when a child walks in front of the bus; and a training program on interacting with special-needs students.
School bus fatally strikes pedestrian
June 12, 2015
According to a preliminary investigation, a 58-year-old woman was crossing a street in Derwood, Maryland, when a school bus making a left turn struck her.
2 mothers call for change in New York school bus service rule
June 12, 2015
The women helped introduce bills that guarantee bus transportation, no matter the distance within the district, for kids whose parents cannot drive them due to chronic illness.
9 Arizona school buses burned in fire
June 12, 2015
The burnt vehicles make up nearly one-third of Piñon Unified School District’s fleet, and seven were destroyed. Quick-thinking school employees prevented further losses by driving the unburned buses out of harm’s way.
Virginia transportation director earns NAPT certification
June 12, 2015
Cheryl Fisher of Fauquier County Public Schools discusses the challenges and rewards of completing the certified director of pupil transportation program.
The QSOL app provides access to Cummins parts options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate info for 15 million Cummins engine serial numbers.
Cummins launches Android version of app
June 11, 2015
The free mobile app provides access to Cummins parts options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate info for 15 million Cummins engine serial numbers.
“You shouldn’t have to pay extra for technology that can help prevent a collision altogether,” NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart says in advocating collision avoidance systems.
NTSB calls for collision avoidance systems on new vehicles
June 11, 2015
The agency outlines what it calls the “life-saving benefits” of collision avoidance systems and recommends that they become standard on all new passenger and commercial vehicles.
Tags: NHTSA, NTSB
School bus driver falls asleep at wheel, crashes empty bus
June 11, 2015
Josiah Muckey of Oregon is cited by police for careless driving after they say he fell asleep and crashed into two trees, a highway sign and a retaining wall.
School bus monitor fired after allegedly attacking students
June 11, 2015
Board members for Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools vote to fire the monitor after viewing video footage of him repeatedly shoving and grabbing a boy and pushing another child into his seat.
Adolfo Salinas has more than 20 years of experience in the engineering design and application of mobile bus air conditioning.
Bus a/c supplier ACT adds engineering director
June 11, 2015
Adolfo Salinas has more than 20 years of experience in the engineering design and application of mobile bus air conditioning.
Ron Campbell has more than two decades of bus sales experience, including with Micro Bird Inc.
Ron Campbell to lead bus sales in Canada for ASV
June 11, 2015
The industry veteran is named the new Canadian bus division national sales manager for Collins Bus parent company Allied Specialty Vehicles.

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