In his 20 years of overseeing pupil transportation in the state, Love has worked to standardize school bus driver training and build centralized systems for driver records and bus contracts.
Chad Barksdale is appointed transitional executive director for California’s West County Transportation Agency in advance of Mike Rea’s retirement.
Transportation veteran Jim Beekman says he sees a paradigm shift that is vital: one that identifies cost per program so decisions use a base of data to support objectives, not just the old methodology of “sounds good to me.”
Officials say that the new facility in Dallas will enable customers of DTNA brands, including Thomas Built Buses, to receive parts faster.
Under the SmartEfficiency initiative, the engine supplier will announce multiple product-line improvements over the next 12 months.
NSTA members Sunrise Transportation and Minnesota Coaches get up to $50,000 each for Zonar fleet management hardware as recipients of the Don Carnahan Memorial Grant.
TransPar Group, which manages more than 1,700 vehicles for various school districts in the U.S., joins the TSC program that offers exclusive services.
BusWise for the C2 school bus will integrate Zonar’s tracking and operations solutions to provide real-time info. Features include Mobileye collision warning and a 360-degree camera system.
The OEM will offer a new compressed natural gas school bus, a new Cummins diesel engine and a new Eaton transmission next year.
The transportation department at Richmond, Virginia-based Henrico County Public Schools serves 75 schools and about 29,000 students. It devised an efficient hub system to accommodate a four-tier bell schedule to transport students to their schools on time.
Whether it's saving money on fuel or keeping an important event afloat, Pam McDonald knows how to make it happen: partnerships. The longtime pupil transportation leader has helped strengthen the industry by building vital connections with colleagues and suppliers.
With proper planning and design, tiered school bus service can yield significant efficiencies and cost savings. It can also create longer shifts for drivers.
Under a five-year supply agreement, Continental will be the standard tire offering on Navistar's IC Bus and International vehicles.