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Salus and PURE Bioscience Introduce Hard Surface Disinfectant for School Buses

In a post-COVID environment, cleanliness on school buses has become a paramount concern for education professionals. Disinfecting should no longer be a reactionary response due to “spikes in COVID cases,” but become part of a “daily routine.”  It is critical for school buses to be disinfected regularly, in a safe, and effective manner, to restore […]

New York City Council requires all school buses to be electric by 2035

The New York City Council passed a bill Thursday evening mandating that the city’s school bus fleet be fully electric by 2035. The bill passed with 44 votes in favor and one vote against. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the bill into law. The bill comes as New York City has embraced electric transportation […]

Treasury completes $2 billion in recovery fund payments to transportation businesses

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sent the final payments to recipients of funding provided through the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) program. Over 1,400 motorcoach, school bus, passenger vessel and pilotage companies representing all 50 states received grants – 93% of which are small businesses and more than 33% of which […]

National School Bus Safety Week focuses on danger zone awareness

  Each year during the third full week of October, communities across the nation celebrate National School Bus Safety Week. It’s an opportunity for the school transportation community in particular to talk about the value of the school bus and educate others about school bus safety. This year’s theme, “Be Safe, Know the Danger Zone,” […]

Massachusetts National Guard expands school transportation mission

As part of its ongoing effort to support school-age children and their families, the Massachusetts National Guard will expand its school transportation mission to 4 additional communities. In response to requests for assistance by local government officials, the Guard will begin service in Haverhill, Revere, Wachusett and Worcester. These latest additions fall within Governor Baker’s […]

Safety Vision partners with Buncombe County Schools for stop arm violations support

  Safety Vision is proud to continue their successful 2-year partnership with Buncombe County Public School (BCS) Transportation Department in Asheville, North Carolina to deploy mobile video surveillance systems on all 240 district buses. According to David Rhoney, Director of Transportation for the district, Safety Vision has helped him realize his goal to outfit and […]

Zum accelerates plans to modernize school transportation with $130M in funding

Zūm, the leader in modern student transportation, today announced $130 million in Series D funding led by Softbank Vision Fund 2*, with participation from existing investors including Sequoia and BMW i Ventures. Andrew Straub of Softbank Investment Advisers will join the board of directors. Zum’s comprehensive service is designed to transport students safely, reliably, and […]

EPA offers $17M in rebates to fund school buses that reduce diesel emissions

As part of its commitment to protecting children, highlighted during children’s health month, today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing two school bus rebate opportunities: the 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebate Program, and the 2021 American Rescue Plan Electric School Bus Rebates. The two rebate opportunities total approximately $17 […]

REV Group names new Senior Vice President of Engineering & Technology

REV Group, Inc. announces the appointment of Eric Sandstrom as Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology, a newly-created executive leadership position. The new role will play a critical part in evolving the product portfolio, optimizing engineering excellence, and leading product and powertrain design, innovation, and technological advancements. Prior to joining REV Group, Sandstrom was Global […]

First Student expands Canadian operations by acquiring Sabem SEC Home-to-School Assets

First Student, North America’s leader in student transportation, today announced it signed an agreement to acquire a more than 140-bus operation in Quebec from Sabem SEC. The deal extends First Student’s operations in Quebec, where the company has a fleet of almost 750. First Student operates under its Autobus Transco brand in the province, where […]