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Categories: Safety
VIDEO: Ohio District Highlights School Bus Safety Practices

Celina City Schools details the do’s and don’ts of riding the school bus, including proper loading/unloading procedures and wearing masks while on board.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10131169/video-ohio-district-highlights-school-bus-safety-practices
Categories: Safety

Maria Lopez, a driver for the School District of Lee County (Fla.), passes out behind the wheel. Three students on board help make calls to first responders...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10131168/students-help-bus-driver-who-goes-unconscious-behind-the-wheel
Categories: Management
New York Student Transportation Veteran Wins State Senate Seat

Mike Martucci defeats the incumbent to become the state Senator for the 42nd district.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10131094/new-york-student-transportation-veteran-wins-state-senate-seat
Categories: Management
VIDEO: Missouri School Bus Driver Shares His Love for the Job

Timothy Hamilton, a 14-year driver for Waynesville (Mo.) R-VI School District, shares why he enjoys getting behind the wheel of the big yellow bus, from...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10131097/video-missouri-school-bus-driver-shares-his-love-for-the-job
Categories: Safety
NSTA Urges CDC to Classify School Bus Drivers as High Priority for COVID Vaccine Access

The association submits comments and testifies in a virtual meeting held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130948/nsta-urges-cdc-to-classify-school-bus-drivers-as-high-priority-for-covid-vaccine
Categories: Special Needs Transportation
Building Partnerships Between Special-Needs Transporters, Educators

John Eisenberg, executive director of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, highlights ways in which pupil transportation...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130946/steps-for-ensuring-collaboration-between-special-needs-transporters-educators
Categories: Safety
National Survey Reports Lowest Number of Student Loading, Unloading Fatalities in 10 Years

Two incidents are detailed in the annual survey conducted by the Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit. The survey notes schools...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130845/national-survey-reports-lowest-number-of-student-loading-unloading-fatalities-in
Categories: Bus, Paratransit, Safety, Security and Safety, Technology
Webasto Introduces Lightweight, Compact Air Cleaners with Medical-Grade HEPA-14 Filtration

Until now, HEPA-14 filtration systems have been large and unwieldy, and there were no retrofit units on the market that would universally fit existing...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130839/webasto-introduces-lightweight-compact-air-cleaners-with-medical-grade-hepa-14-f
Categories: Alternative Fuels
Lion Electric Partners With Nuvve Corp. on V2G Technology

The technology will be standard on the manufacturer’s school buses. Nuvve and Lion have conducted projects demonstrating V2G feasibility for school...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130821/lion-electric-partners-with-nuvve-corp-on-v2g-technology
Categories: Management
7 School Districts Win Zonar, NAPT Don Carnahan Memorial Grants

More than $140,000 in smart fleet management hardware will be awarded to school districts in California, Indiana, Colorado, Montana, Michigan, and Ohio.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130772/7-school-districts-win-zonar-napt-don-carnahan-memorial-grants
Categories: Safety

The student is hit after running in front of the bus as it drives away from the bus stop. She is transported to the hospital, where she later succumbs to...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130771/6-year-old-student-fatally-struck-by-school-bus
Categories: Safety
Using NHTSA Funding to Boost School Bus Safety Projects

Under the agency's Highway Safety Program Section 402, each state receives grant funding for projects related to their annual highway safety plan, which...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130713/using-nhtsa-funding-to-boost-school-bus-safety-projects
Categories: Safety
FMCSA Strengthens Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, Removes Some Exemption Requirements

The agency bolsters return-to-duty and removes exemption requirements for drivers with diabetes and some types of vision impairment. Meanwhile, it...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130689/fmcsa-strengthens-drug-and-alcohol-clearinghouse-removes-some-exemption-requirem
Categories: Alternative Fuels
EPA Shares Updates on DERA School Bus Rebate Program

Jason Wilcox, a representative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Legacy Fleet Incentives and Assessment Center, details several changes to the...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130660/epa-shares-updates-on-dera-school-bus-rebate-program
Categories: Alternative Fuels
Canadian Province to Add 12 Electric School Buses

The electric buses from The Lion Electric Co. will replace 12 diesel-powered buses in the upcoming year.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130605/canadian-province-to-add-12-electric-school-buses
Categories: Management
Kajeet, Pro-Vision Partner on Wi-Fi, Smart Video Solutions

Schools can connect Pro-Vision school bus video recording systems to Kajeet SmartBus Wi-Fi to utilize live video review, hands-free remote video upload,...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130603/kajeet-pro-vision-partner-on-wi-fi-smart-video-solutions
Categories: Safety
Transportation Security Administration Optimizes Info Sharing

Agency representatives detail efforts to enhance information sharing with new subcommittees and outline resources for pupil transporters.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130574/transportation-security-administration-optimizes-info-sharing
Categories: Safety
Tennessee Driver Asks Community to Donate Masks for Students

Christy McWhirter, a driver for Metro Nashville Public Schools, sets up an Amazon wish list so community members can donate cloth masks for her students....

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130534/tenn-school-bus-driver-receives-nearly-300-mask-donations-for-students
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Bus, Fuel Smarts, Technology, Zero Emissions
Proterra Names New President for Powered and Energy Team

As president of Proterra Powered and Energy, Gareth Joyce will lead Proterra's growing business as a provider of its electric vehicle technology to...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130434/proterra-names-new-president-for-powered-and-energy-team
Categories: Alternative Fuels
California District Orders 6 GreenPower Electric School Buses

The buses for Thermalito Union Elementary School District can reportedly travel up to 150 miles with a 194.5kWh battery pack.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130432/california-district-orders-6-greenpower-electric-school-buses
Categories: Safety
NTSB Vice Chair Shares 7 Key Safety Takeaways in NAPT Webinar

Bruce Landsberg discusses recurring as well as new safety issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the agency’s recommendations.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130349/ntsb-vice-chair-shares-7-key-safety-takeaways-in-napt-webinar
Categories: Alternative Fuels
Maine District Rolls Out 2 VW-Funded Propane School Buses

Brunswick School Department secures $156,240 in grants from the state’s Volkswagen settlement funds to purchase the Blue Bird Vision propane buses.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130347/maine-district-rolls-out-2-vw-funded-propane-school-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Green Fleet, Zero Emissions
200 Orgs Urge Governors to Move On Transportation and Climate Initiative

Groups push for “strong safeguards and guarantees for overburdened and underserved communities” in 12 states and Washington, DC.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130250/200-orgs-urge-governors-to-move-on-transportation-and-climate-initiative
Categories: Management
Vanner Inc. Appoints New Sales Manager for School Bus Technology

Randy McWhirter will lead the launch of Vanner’s latest technology for vehicle accessory electrification and engine-off operation called Revolution.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130244/vanner-inc-appoints-new-sales-manager-for-school-bus-technology
Categories: Safety
N.Y. Districts Add Stop-Arm Cameras, Safety Tech to School Buses

BusPatrol plans to install cloud-connected stop-arm and video cameras, and 4G LTE connectivity on more than 6,000 school buses in Suffolk County at no cost.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130217/n-y-districts-add-stop-arm-cameras-safety-tech-to-school-buses
Categories: Safety
Colorado District Installs Disinfecting Lights on School Buses

The VioSafe lights can reportedly kill germs and provide continuous disinfection of high-touch surfaces, increasing protection against coronavirus and other...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130192/colorado-district-installs-disinfecting-lights-on-school-buses
Categories: Management
Ind. District Uses Routing Software to Help Students Distribute Signs Honoring Veterans

Shelby Eastern Schools uses Transfinder’s Routefinder Pro program to locate veterans' addresses in a school bus routing map, create stops, and sequence them...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130173/ind-district-uses-routing-software-to-help-students-distribute-signs-honoring-ve
Categories: Alternative Fuels
Propane Council: 20K Propane Buses Transporting U.S. Students This School Year

This is a 10% increase from 2019 vehicle numbers, according to the Propane Education and Research Council.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130125/perc-20k-propane-buses-transporting-u-s-students-this-school-year
Categories: Alternative Fuels
Washington District Adds First Electric School Bus

Oak Harbor Public Schools secures $302,685 in Volkswagen settlement funding to purchase the bus.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10130106/washington-district-adds-electric-school-bus
Categories: Safety
Georgia School Bus Mechanics Help Revive Coworker Having Heart Attack

Three mechanics for Gwinnett County Public Schools see their coworker fall to the floor, struggle to breathe, and become unresponsive. They call 911,...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129889/ga-school-bus-mechanics-help-revive-coworker-having-heart-attack
Categories: Management
Indiana District Provides School Buses for Extrication Training

DeKalb County Central School District gives two of its aging diesel buses to the Auburn Fire Department for vehicle extrication practice.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129897/ind-district-fire-department-partner-for-bus-extrication-training
Categories: Safety
Fla. Driver Honored for Saving Student Choking While on School Bus

Tanya Rivenburg, a four-year bus driver for Levy County School District, performs CPR on the student who was choking on a piece of candy.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129769/fla-driver-honored-for-saving-choking-student-while-on-school-bus
Categories: Management
Ohio School Bus Driver Reads to Students During Extra Route Time

Springboro Schools bus driver Karen Borgemenke takes a shorter route to school due to COVID-19 but uses the extra time to give students a positive start to...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129725/ohio-school-bus-driver-reads-to-students-during-extra-route-time
Categories: Management
VIDEO: Thomas Built Buses - 'Diesel is Cost-Effective'

Myths about diesel are disappearing.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10048615/video-thomas-built-buses-diesel-is-cost-effective
Categories: Alternative Fuels
IC Bus Kicks Off Electric School Bus Tour in California

The school bus manufacturer is showcasing its CE Series electric bus at school districts and IC Bus dealerships across the state.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129611/ic-bus-kicks-off-electric-school-bus-tour-in-california
Categories: Management
NASDPTS to Hold Virtual Meetings, Workshops in Mid-November

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services is holding the free workshops, which will focus on updates from federal...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10128952/nasdpts-to-hold-virtual-meetings-workshops-in-november
Categories: Management
PHOTOS: California Contractor’s First School Bus Art Contest

JFK Transportation in Santa Ana recently held a “Paint A Bus” contest with the theme “2020 Through the Eyes of a Student” and created wraps of the winning...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129565/photos-calif-contractors-first-school-bus-art-contest
Categories: Management
Florida District Donates 40 School Buses to Community Groups

Alachua County Public Schools makes the donation as part of a new initiative to repurpose its retiring buses, which it typically auctions off.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129470/florida-district-hosts-school-bus-giveaway-for-nonprofits-churches
Categories: Management
N.Y. District Moves School Transportation Operations In-House, Gets 4 New Buses

Lisbon Central School District’s new buses, which are part of an initiative to transition the district to a fleet run entirely in-house, are equipped with...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129538/n-y-district-moves-school-transportation-operations-in-house-gets-4-new-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels
Student Who Advocated for Propane Special-Needs School Bus Named a ‘Clean Energy Hero’

South Carolina seventh-grader Jack Kendrick is honored by the Propane Education and Research Council for getting his school to add a propane-powered bus...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129418/student-who-advocated-for-propane-special-needs-school-bus-named-a-clean-energy-hero
8 Keys to Getting Your Buses Prepared for Winter

Regardless of your location, it is important to perform periodic seasonal maintenance. When doing so, consider the operation of specific systems rather than...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10003342/8-keys-to-getting-your-buses-prepared-for-winter
Categories: Safety

David Loveless from Monroe County School District safely evacuates five students off the bus after seeing smoke and flames coming from the engine.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129444/mississippi-driver-honored-for-saving-students-from-school-bus-fire
Categories: Alternative Fuels
Top 6 Considerations Regarding Electric School Bus Batteries and Charging Infrastructure

Electric school bus batteries, what you need to know.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10128471/top-6-considerations-regarding-electric-school-bus-batteries-and-charging-infras-1
Categories: Safety
NTSB, State Investigating Fatal Tennessee School Bus Crash

A utility service vehicle collides with a Meigs County Schools bus, killing the bus driver and a 7-year-old student.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129348/ntsb-to-investigate-fatal-tennessee-school-bus-crash
What’s Really Causing the Decimation of the School Bus Industry

A Pennsylvania-based driver supervisor points out how, although the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a harsh blow to school bus companies and the industry in...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129300/whats-really-causing-the-decimation-of-the-school-bus-industry
Categories: Safety
Virginia District Installs Temperature Check, Video Systems on Buses

The systems from Gatekeeper Systems Inc. will be installed on approximately 50 of Warren County Public Schools buses by December.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129287/virginia-district-installs-temperature-check-video-systems-on-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels
Thomas Built to Begin Delivery of Virginia's First Electric School Buses

The school bus manufacturer marks the occasion at dealer Sonny Merryman’s headquarters. Delivery of a total of 50 Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley buses, part of...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129185/thomas-built-to-begin-delivery-of-first-electric-school-buses-in-virginia
Categories: Safety
Audi to Launch Technology for School Zone, Bus Safety

The automotive manufacturer teams up with Applied Information and Temple Inc., to develop cellular vehicle-to-everything signals to alert drivers when they...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129151/audi-to-launch-technology-for-school-zone-bus-safety
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Bus, Fuel Smarts, Zero Emissions
Proterra EV Charging Solutions Enable Full Fleet Electrification for Commercial Vehicles

Developed in partnership with Power Electronics, the new Proterra charging systems offer transit agencies and fleet operators a customizable vehicle...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129145/proterra-ev-charging-solutions-enable-full-fleet-electrification-for-commercial-vehicles
Categories: Maintenance, Management
New myASE Web Portal Now Open for Registration

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has launched a new myASE web portal where service professionals can register, schedule tests,...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10129002/new-myase-web-portal-now-open-for-registration


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