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According to Nashville police, three middle school students stole a school bus and drove it for almost an hour.
3 teens charged with stealing school bus
May 15, 2015
According to Nashville police, the middle school students drove the bus for almost an hour and struck a utility pole, damaging the front door.
The suspect, 16, allegedly fired five shots at a school bus in Jacksonville, Florida. He struck two girls who were riding the bus.
Shots fired at Florida school bus
May 15, 2015
The suspect, 16, allegedly fired five shots at the bus and was charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of firing deadly missiles. Two girls were struck and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Eric Jones will lead Onspot’s team of regional managers and will be responsible for sales and marketing efforts.
Onspot names new sales and marketing VP
May 14, 2015
Eric Jones will lead the automatic tire chain supplier’s team of regional managers and will be responsible for sales and marketing efforts.
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Another possible student ‘prank’ targets school buses
May 14, 2015
Suspects deflated tires and removed valve stems from approximately 83 school buses in Arizona. The damage prevented the school district from providing morning bus service.
Pedestrian killed in collision with school bus
May 14, 2015
Witnesses tell investigators that the bus driver was turning left on what appeared to be a green arrow when the collision with the pedestrian occurred.
Driver helps students escape burning bus
May 14, 2015
The Florida bus driver heard a popping sound and saw smoke, so he quickly evacuated the students from the bus before the fire spread through it. No one was hurt in the incident.
NTSB's docket on a fiery 2014 motorcoach-truck crash in California includes this photo of the charred interior of the motorcoach, which was transporting high school students.
NTSB opens docket on fatal motorcoach-truck crash
May 14, 2015
Both drivers and eight motorcoach passengers were killed in the 2014 collision in California. The motorcoach was transporting high school students to Humboldt University for a campus tour.
This shot of an evacuation drill by Suzanne Bauer was a winner in last year’s Photo Contest.
Reminder: SBF Photo Contest deadline draws near
May 13, 2015
Entries for School Bus Fleet’s 11th Annual Photo Contest are due May 22. Three winners will receive a $100 cash prize.
Mark Aesch will discuss data-driven decision-making at this year’s NAPT Summit. He recently served as expert in residence at School Bus Xchange.
Data expert Mark Aesch to speak at NAPT
May 13, 2015
The consultant and former transit agency head will discuss data-driven decision-making in the opening session of the NAPT Summit.
2 accused of threatening school bus drivers, students
May 12, 2015
The South Carolina men allegedly interfered with school bus operations in separate incidents. One threatened to harm those on the bus if they hurt his child, and the other chased a bus and beat on the windows.
Former transportation director gets prison time for bus contracts fraud
May 12, 2015
Alice Sherrod, formerly of the North Chicago Community Unit School District 187, is sentenced to 30 months for receiving at least $566,000 in kickbacks.
Power Solutions International is purchasing Powertrain Integration (PI). Both provide propane engines for school buses. Pictured is PI’s PIthon 8.0-liter V8.
Acquisition brings together 2 propane engine suppliers
May 11, 2015
Power Solutions International is purchasing Powertrain Integration. Both companies provide propane engines for school buses.
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.

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