School transportation remains a critical element within the context of a child’s overall educational experience. When we boil this element down to a cost-saving endeavor, we’ve really done a disservice to our children.
The city’s Department of Education teams up with Via to launch a new school bus routing, tracking, and communication platform, in addition to installing GPS systems on all of its school buses.
New research from Bellwether Education Partners analyzes challenges that districts and contractors face and pinpoints opportunities for improving service and cutting costs.
As electric buses become a more feasible option for pupil transporters, operators in the U.S. and Canada are noting various benefits, including charging efficiency, fuel savings, and the need for consistent maintenance training.
Proper research, planning, budgeting, and assistance from a reputable dealer with full-service capabilities and deep industry knowledge can make buying used school buses hassle free.
A growing demand for propane buses in recent years has sparked an influx of training programs for maintenance technicians. Here, industry experts share top tips and best practices for maintaining propane school buses.
The state Department of Education denies requests from Warwick Public Schools to eliminate bus monitors and to charge students to ride school buses and participate in school sports.
Atlanta Public Schools recruited new technicians and fleet managers with a variety of mechanical backgrounds, which has fostered better group problem solving.
Boston Public Schools plans to consolidate numerous school bus routes this fall, which will result in the layoff of dozens of drivers. The move is expected to save the district up to $5 million.
The Lafayette Parish School System plans to eliminate 23 routes after the school board votes to cut $1.75 million from the transportation budget.
GreenPower Motor Co.’s Synapse 72 is approved by the California Air Resources Board for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project for up to $110,000 for each one sold in the state.
The onboard technology not only enables students to complete their homework during the ride, but can reportedly be considered an instructional expense. Additionally, the router can accommodate other technologies such as GPS and connectivity for the driver’s tablet.
In an effort to reduce emissions, cut costs, and improve its fleet, Blue Springs School District has implemented a variety of changes, including a new CNG station, Wi-Fi on activity buses, and a stop-arm camera system.