Richard Tackett, Author at School BUSRide

GreenPower appoints K. Neal as a school bus dealer for the state of Maryland and Washington D.C.

  GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission, electric-powered, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, today announced the appointment of K. Neal International Trucks, Inc. as an exclusive dealer for GreenPower’s all-electric Type D BEAST and Type A Nano BEAST school buses for the state of Maryland and Washington D.C. “We are excited to be working […]

First Student reaches 1,000,000 electric school bus miles

First Student continues to lead the way in school bus electrification, reaching 1,000,000 electric school bus miles. The company operates the largest number of electric school buses, with currently more than 230 delivering safe and reliable transportation for almost 800,000 students this school year. Reaching one million miles is a significant milestone in First Student’s […]

Transfinder 2022 revenue soars to $29M

Transfinder Corp. reported $28.9 million in revenue in 2022, a 24 percent increase from $23.3 million in 2021, representing 25 years of consecutive year-over-year revenue growth. Transfinder, which provides school transportation management and logistics solutions to about 2,300 school districts throughout North America also landed 192 school districts as clients, with more than half (53 […]

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Mervin Daugherty, Chesterfield County Public Schools

School BUSRide spoke with Dr. Mervin Daugherty, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) in Virginia, about how his district overcame a major driver shortage. CCPS district was able to achieve 100 percent staffing, hiring 263 drivers in 13 months, and continues to move forward in addressing the shortage crisis. Dr. Daugherty will participate in […]

Member Spotlight: Josh Davis, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Continuing our coverage of how Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) of Virginia addressed its driver shortage, School BUSRide spoke with Josh Davis, chief operating officer at CCPS, on the continued efforts and lessons learned from this initiative. Please tell us about yourself. I am the Chief Operations Officer for Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS), and […]

Dearborn Public Schools hailed as Blue Bird’s first electric bus customer in Michigan

  Blue Bird Corporation, the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, has delivered its first electric school bus to Michigan. The state-of-the-art, zero-emission vehicle will serve Dearborn Public Schools and usher in a new era of clean student transportation for the school district. Dearborn Public Schools is the third largest school district in Michigan […]

Test Driving the BYD Type-A Battery-Electric School Bus

BYD introduced its Type A battery-electric school bus to the United States in January, marking the company’s second foray into the North American market after it debuted a larger Type D model in 2021. BYD is the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, having delivered over 80,000 electric buses globally. In the United States market, […]

Interview: New NAPT Board Members

In November, the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) announced the re-elections and election of four NAPT Board members: School BUSRide spoke to all four Board members about how the association plans to use a mix of tenured, experienced leadership combined with fresh outlooks to help propel its members forward in 2023. They also discussed […]

Liberty Public Schools Earns Fleet Excellence Award with Propane School Buses

Liberty Public Schools is a 17-campus school district that sits just outside Kansas City, Missouri, and encompasses 85 square miles. The district runs 143 bus routes for 4,200 students daily, requiring the use of 88 school buses. In 2019, several of those buses were diesel models that were aging out of their lifecycle. In 2020, […]

Collins® delivers all-electric type A school bus to Colorado’s first all-electric fleet

  Collins Bus, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc. and an industry leader in manufacturing Type A School Buses, Multi-Function School Activity Buses (MFSAB), childcare buses and electric/alternative fuel buses has delivered an all-electric Type A school bus to Peak to Peak Charter School, which operates Colorado’s first all-electric school bus fleet. The K-12 charter public school, […]