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School bus means many things to many people

Beyond its vital role in education, the school bus has provided a home on wheels for many who have sought to simplify their lives or to travel the country. T...

McKinney Sees Longer Bus Life, Diesel Dedication

IC Bus President John McKinney says that school buses now have an average life cycle of nearly 15 years, which means that product durability and customer sup...

Stop-arm incident photo is worth 1,000 words

One interesting detail in the journey of a South Carolina stop-arm camera measure through the legislative process is the role that a photo played. Bill spons...

Blue Bird rallies in Fort Valley, ramps up business

Four years after consolidating large bus assembly at its central Georgia headquarters, Blue Bird has boosted efficiency and production capacity, and business...

The trouble with cutting bus service

Increased traffic around schools is one of the key problems. In situations like this, long lines of vehicles often build up in the morning and afternoon.

The trouble with cutting bus service

Previously, I discussed the notion that districts have a responsibility to be “in the transportation business,” which some disagree with. Here, I...

Districts are in the transportation business

School districts’ primary responsibility is to educate children. But that doesn’t mean it’s their only responsibility. Pupil transportation...

Districts are in the transportation business

A school board member at a Virginia district told the Washington Post, “We are not in the transportation business. We are in the education bus...

Parkway launches CNG bus project with $1.5M grant

After securing federal highway funds, the Missouri school district buys 30 compressed natural gas buses and builds a fast-fill fueling station. Here’s ...

How kids react to a school bus crash

After a car crashed into his bus, John Horton noted some interesting reactions from his young passengers. For example, a second-grader asked, “Why was ...

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