SBF’s monthly “BUSting Up” cartoon looks at the lighter side of pupil transportation. The November 2018 through June 2019 entries cover school bus replacement, driver qualifications, and student demands.
House Bill 1255 would establish the state’s Zero-Emission Vehicle School Bus Transition Grant Program to provide funding for electric school buses.
The state releases its final wave of the settlement funds, approving the purchase of 45 new school buses for rural districts and charter schools.
The state releases its third and fourth wave of settlement funds, approving the purchase of 67 new school buses for 35 school districts and charter schools.
The state releases its second wave of the settlement funds, approving the purchase of 76 diesel and alternative-fuel schools buses for 22 school districts.
The state Department of Education confirms that all 1995 and 1996 models, which accounted for a majority of the state’s thermal events, have been scrapped and replaced.
The state plans to use about a quarter of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy 142 new school buses in low-income communities.
The company concludes its three-day Road Show at an event in Los Angeles with educational sessions and a ride-and-drive of a Blue Bird Vision Propane school bus, among other propane-powered vehicles.
The state plans to use two-thirds of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy around 300 new school buses in low-income communities.
The company offers to buy districts’ and contractors’ old vehicles and then lease them a fleet of new vehicles.
With the state Legislature’s vote, $20.5 million is now available for hundreds of new school buses across the state. Many of the state’s buses are more than 20 years old.
Josh Ricker and Jim Riley are named VPs for the firm, which provides fleet management solutions for school transportation.
Gov. Henry McMaster says the funding, which would come from the state's lottery proceeds, is intended for scholarships. $8.4 million remains for replacing aging school buses if the veto is upheld.