At the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games in New Jersey, participants were lauded for their dedication and teamwork — and First Student Location Manager Ursula Rinas used these same terms to describe the transportation professionals who worked nonstop to get the athletes, coaches and spectators where they needed to be.
The propane-powered Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus went into production last month at Thomas Built Buses' plant in High Point, N.C., with a target date of this fall to hit the streets nationwide. CleanFUEL USA, which provides the LPI propane autogas fuel system, shared more specs on the technology.
A new school bus law in Louisiana is getting plenty of press as school districts prepare for the new school year, including planning their bus routes and relocating bus stops. Effective Aug. 1, HB 600 prohibits school bus drivers from picking up or dropping off children while the bus is in a lane of traffic.
The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) recently announced the state winners of the 2014 School Bus Safety Poster Contest at their summer symposium held jointly with the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association.
Ethanol is an alternative fuel that has remained unavailable to school buses, but one day that could change, once Cummins obtains more data tied to a demonstration project with the California Energy Commission. So far the ethanol engine demo is showing twice the power and torque of similar 2.8-liter displacement engines.