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Children's Mental Health Awareness Day underscores the significance of school bus drivers in fostering supportive environments during students' journeys. SAMHSA's initiatives, including stigma reduction and access to resources, complement the Biden-Harris administration's funding efforts to enhance youth mental health services and workforce development.

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First Student Helps Michigan District Transition to Electric School Buses

Pontiac School District in Michigan secures grants totaling $21.575 million from the Environmental Protection Agency and President Biden's infrastructure law to replace its diesel school buses with electric school buses. The initiative aims to improve air quality, reduce emissions, and promote sustainable student transportation, signaling a significant step towards environmental stewardship.

Trip Sheet: 3 Takeaways from the EPA Clean School Bus Grant Program

Most applicants sought grant funding to acquire electric school buses, with propane coming in a distant second. No one indicated plans to purchase compressed natural gas (CNG) buses in this round. That’s not terribly surprising, I suppose, given how few school districts listed the inclusion of CNG buses in their fleets for our 2023 top district fleets survey.

Affordable Alt-Fuel Infrastructure? [VIDEO]

Executive Editor of School Bus Fleet, Wes Platt, discusses cost comparisons among different types of alternative fuel infrastructures. Plus, get a recap of recent news from the school transportation industry!

Clean School Bus Rebate Deep Dive [VIDEO]

Executive Editor of School Bus Fleet, Wes Platt, shares questions and answers about the EPA's Clean School Bus Program rebate applications. Plus, let us know your choice for Administrator of the Year, sign up for School Bus Fleet ConneX (SBFX), and recommend songs for our school bus driver Spotify playlist!

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