July 2018

July18 Cover 310pxPhoto by Erwin HarrisonMeet the new Micro Bird G5 Electric, which is headed to a Canadian special needs contractor next month for the start of the coming school year. 

FEATURES

Equal Opportunity
The Canadian market opens up to Type A ZEVs, with the delivery of the first Micro Bird G5 electric school bus.

Eyes On Technology
Private school bus companies target driver and vehicle innovations, then respond to recent National Transportation Safety Board recommendations.

The Well-Wired School Bus
As several pilot programs are implemented and 5G emerges, school buses gain broadband in extending the school classroom for students and uncovering additional efficiencies for transporters.

Field Trip Travails
The fatal New Jersey field trip crash in May proves the importance of proper navigation.

 

SPECIAL REPORT

Making the Safest Vehicle Safer?
NTSB recommendations create industry buzz about additional safety equipment for school buses.

 

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First Take by Ryan Gray
Innovation vs. Regulation

Thought Leader by Peter Pantuso
American Bus Association School Bus Council Assists Members with Regulations

Publisher’s Corner by Tony Corpin
Drive Forward: STN EXPO Indy

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