The electric bus manufacturers and partners hosted an event in Phoenix to share information about the eLion and funding opportunities, and let local school transportation staff check out the bus up close.
Jan. 31 is the deadline for school transportation officials to apply for the third edition of the educational networking event.
Canyon State Bus Sales, which launched a new facility and increased sales, is recognized as the school bus OEM's top dealer for 2016.
Next year’s SBX will bring school bus operators and suppliers to Scottsdale for roundtable discussions, one-on-one meetings, and other networking activities.
Canyon State Bus Sales’ new 27,500-square-foot facility enables the Blue Bird dealer to increase its staff by 15% immediately.
A motorcyclist in Arizona was reported to be driving inches away from the bus, acting like he was shooting the students aboard, dancing on his bike and not paying attention to the road.
From California to North Carolina, school bus drivers and other transportation personnel, as well as students, contractors and suppliers, celebrate their love for the bus.
Jason Henry, a school bus driver in Arizona, had exited his bus to move a sign when he was hit by a car. A week later, he succumbed to his injuries.
School bus video footage shows the driver and a school aide holding down a 15-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, who was in a restraint at the time, and the driver slapping him. The driver has resigned.
Police in Arizona posted information about the crash on social media and then received a tip that they said led to the identification and arrest of a suspect.
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.
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.
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.