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Blue Bird Completes Altoona Safety Testing for Entire Line of School Buses PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Monday, 16 September 2013 16:02

Blue Bird Corporation announced that its full line of Vision conventional, All American rear- and forward-engine transit and Micro Bird small school buses passed all critera at the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center. The company added it is the only school bus manufacturer to complete the testing for its entire product line.

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Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 16:05
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Missouri District’s Conversion to CNG Represents Largest in Nation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Fisher   
Friday, 13 September 2013 13:12

A new lease-purchase initiative offered by Thomas Built Buses will enable the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District to “green” more of its fleet while moving more greenbacks into the classroom. The plan is to transition toward school buses and maintenance trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), as well as all-electric delivery trucks.

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Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2013 13:38
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Update: New School Bus Stop Law Takes Effect in Arizona PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Friday, 13 September 2013 00:00

After 8-year-old girl Elizabeth Bates was hit and killed as she exited her school bus in 2008, her family went to work to prevent another similar tragedy. Thanks to their efforts, there is a new school bus safety law on the books, HB 2170, which requires all vehicles to stop for school buses on every road — including rural roads — and for bus drivers to engage their stop arms and flashing lights on these roads as well.

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Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 10:57
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New York Associations Respond to Recent School Bus Driver DWI Charges PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Fisher   
Thursday, 12 September 2013 14:21

Two industry associations, the New York Association for Pupil Transportation and New York School Bus Contractors Association, decried the actions of the school bus driver who was charged on Aug. 28 with driving while intoxicated (DWI).

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Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2013 05:31
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Washington State School Districts Enter New Year with Transportation Funding Increase PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 16:49

The Washington State Legislature passed an operating budget in June that provides substantially more funding for student transportation over the coming biennium.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 17:04
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