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CEC Grant Latest Effort to Spur School Bus Replacement

A “pre-application workshop” is being held Tuesday morning to share information on the $78.7 million in grant funding from the California Energy Commission to replace the state’s oldest and most…
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EPA Awards $2M for Tribal Transportation Operations

The Clean Diesel Tribal Grant program allocates $2 million from the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act for vehicle replacement, including school buses, to improve air quality in tribal jurisdictions, it was…
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Verra Mobility is the New Name for American Traffic Solutions

It’s presumably business as usual for school district customers of school bus illegal passing surveillance and enforcement programs from American Traffic Solutions (ATS) amid a relaunch of the brand as…
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100,000th Saf-T-Liner C2 Thomas Built School Bus Delivered

The landmark 100,000th Saf-T-Liner C2 from Thomas Built Bus was delivered to Montgomery County Public Schools in Virginia, which has added the vehicle to its current fleet of 130 buses…
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Senate Bill Pushes FCC to Fund School Bus Wi-Fi

A bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate pushes for school buses to be eligible for federal E-rate funding for internet connectivity, signaling to the FCC that it might be time…
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Navistar CEO Talks Success of Electric School Bus, VW Pact

Troy Clarke, CEO of IC Bus parent company Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV), provided new details on its electric drive school bus in a routine quarterly earnings results conference call…
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Man With Knife Storms California School Bus

A dedicated school bus driver, quick-thinking students and concerned citizens helped prevent disaster during a frightening incident of a man with a knife forcing his way onto a school bus…
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Special-Ed Attorney Melinda Jacobs was Murdered, Police Say

UPDATE — JUNE 7 — The body of special education attorney and frequent expert speaker Melinda Jacobs was found by local law enforcement officers on May 12 in an apparent murder-suicide in…
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Webinar Answers Common Questions on Electric School Buses

School bus dealer A-Z Bus Sales, manufacturer Blue Bird Corp., and electric drivetrain provider ADOMANI, Inc. answered some common questions on all-electric school bus acquisition and usage in California, while…
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Lion Electric Reveals All-Electric Midi/Minibus

Zero-emissions vehicle manufacturer The Lion Electric Co. revealed its new all-electric, 26-foot midi/minibus at the Movin’On event in Montreal, the eLionM. The low-floor bus meets paratransit/transit/urban requirements, and can travel 150…
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Congress to Again Debate School Bus Seat Belt Legislation

UPDATE — JUNE 8 — “The Senate was in recess last week and is just getting back into session later today” Senator Robert Menendez’s press secretary, Steven Sandberg, told School Transportation…
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Business as Usual for New York’s Quality Bus After Purchase

Heading into the nonofficial start of summer, New York school bus contractor Quality Bus is currently hiring drivers for next school year after being acquired by National Express, Llc. last…
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