Efficient Drivetrains Releases New EDI PowerDrive 4000ev

MILPITAS, Calif. — Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, today announced the availability of its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, which is ideally suited for Type-A school buses. The Class-4 offering rounds out the company’s all-electric school bus solution portfolio, spanning the full spectrum for Type C, D, and A, in the North American market.

Colorado Foster Care Law Hurts School Transportation, Lawsuit Claims

The Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB), Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE), six school districts and two individual taxpayers claim that a new state law that is designed to help foster care students, will unfairly impact school transportation and should be ruled unconstitutional. Especially at issue is the cross-district busing, which is the crux of the litigation.

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Transfinder Assists Houston ISD with Major Changes

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. & AUSTIN, TEXAS — Saddled with a massive school bus driver shortage, the Houston Independent School District has turned to Transfinder Corp., the nation’s leading school bus routing company, to implement the significant transportation changes that the district wants to roll out during the 2018-19 school year.

IC Bus Announces Inaugural Walk-Around Competition Winner

LISLE, Ill. — IC Bus, the leading school bus manufacturer and subsidiary of Navistar, today announced Joel Landry of Western Canada Bus as the grand champion of the inaugural 2018 IC Bus Walk-Around Competition. Landry was one of six IC Bus dealer salespeople who had been named regional winners. The six received an all-expense paid trip to attend STN Expo in Reno, Nevada, where they were required to demonstrate their walk-around skills in front of a live panel of experts.