Motiv Power Systems announced it raised $7.3 million in growth capital from investors led by Magness Investment Group of Colorado. The funding comes as Kings Canyon (Calif.) Unified School District prepares to take receipt of its second Motiv-equipped, fully electric school bus in the next two weeks.
The American School Bus Council and the industry's national associations participated in a Civil Rights Bus Ride ceremony presented by the U.S. Department of Education to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Bob Riley closed the latest chapter of his professional career in student transportation with a letter to members of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation. Riley announced he would retire in December but stay on as executive director until his replacement, Charlie Hood, can take over.
School bus drivers have long relied on rearview mirrors, and more recently video cameras, to maximize safety, with some enjoying combination mirror/monitor camera systems. Now, Rosco Inc. has partnered with Thomas Built Buses to install its MOR-Vision on the Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus platform at the assembly line.