All-Electric eLion Getting Ready to Roar by 2015

Lion Bus is entering the alternative-fuel school bus market with an all-electric, plug-in conventional model that is expected to be in full release by next school year. With the announcement, all large school bus manufacturers will offer at least one alt-fuel option.

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Eaton Debuts Dual Clutch Transmission for School Buses

GALESBURG, Mich. – Eaton debuted an all-new dual clutch transmission, called Procision, for Class 6-7 medium-duty trucks to increase fuel economy by 8 to 10 percent. It's the industry's first dual clutch transmission for class 6-7 in North America, and it's aimed first at the school bus market, along with towing and delivery truck segments, the company said.

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Wi-Fi Now an Option for Iowa School Buses

Iowa recently updated its state school bus specifications and added Wi-Fi Internet to its list of approved list. Now local school districts must decide how they oversee access.

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CHP Approves Converted Electric School Bus

A Type-D school bus converted to electric from diesel and outfitted with solar panels received the go-ahead from CHP last week to be pilot tested in Gilroy, California, located about 80 miles southeast of San Francisco.

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Living Compliance

I talk about compliance a lot, but don't always think about what it means in a practical or personal sense. I actively seek to comply always with my value system. On the other hand, I know I don't always comply with posted speed limits. I don't know that I've ever thought about being a "victim" of someone else's duty to comply – that is, until a Southwest flight I took from Kansas City to Chicago last week to work with a major school bus company.
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