School buses destroyed in mechanical fire

A fire, believed to have been caused by an electrical short circuit, destroyed three Illinois school buses and damaged three others. There were no injuries or service disruptions, but other buses were damaged by the heat.


School bus driver fatally shot

Anthony Bowers of Chicago, who had been a school bus driver for nearly 10 years, was shot in the head while leaving his home for work. Police have no suspects at this time and are reviewing area surveillance video.


Illinois, New York districts select SafeStop app

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.

Kickert’s first “school bus” was a horse-drawn wagon fitted with board seats, as seen here in a parade in May.

Kickert School Bus Hits 100-Year Milestone

Throughout its history, the Illinois-based contractor has been at the forefront of using alternative fuels for its vehicles — beginning with a horse and wagon powered by oats and hay.

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