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Case Study: Propane Buses Pass Both Budget and Weather Tests PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeanette Reveles   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:23

A recent case study by ROUSH Clean Tech and Blue Bird showed the Bend-La Pine Schools district in Oregon not only saved money by switching to propane-powered school buses, but also found that these performed well in extreme temperatures. Bus drivers and technicians soon discovered the cold weather of the Pacific Northwest was not an obstacle for operating the propane vehicles.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:48
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Canadian Transportation Consortium Enhances Communication to Prepare for Severe Weather PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Fisher   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:34

With snowfall covering 50 percent of the United States, student transportation professionals are extra busy checking roads, warming up buses and coordinating cancelled school days. Farther north, consortium Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario (STEO) is fine-tuning the process to manage bus cancellations for the winter season — which has arrived early.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:02
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NSTA Joins Effort to Push House on Extending Business Tax Credits PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:27

The National School Transportation Association is supporting tax extenders in the "lame duck" Congress that cover the alternative fuel and bonus depreciation credits that are set to expire by the end of the year.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:54
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Texas Legislation Would Prohibit Students Crossing To, From School Bus Stops PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:59

Rep. Oscar Longoria introduced a bill designed to increase student safety at school bus stops, but some local school districts are worried it could drastically increase operating costs without a change to the state's transportation funding program.

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Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 11:02
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Transportation Chief Turns Attention to Student Pedestrian Safety at NASDPTS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Fisher   
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:56

You might not expect to hear teen slang like "YOLO" roll off the tongues of many state directors of pupil transportation, yet the term took on a whole new meaning on the final day of the NASDPTS Conference last Wednesday. Todd Watkins, transportation director at Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, discussed his district’s unique safety awareness program, “YOLO: You Only Live Once.”

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 16:44
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