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LiDAS Ensures No Child is Left Behind

After a long day (and despite the school bus industry’s exceptional safety record), children are sometimes left behind on the school bus. Best practices, surveillance systems, and training help a lot — but is there more you can do to ensure every kid is off the bus each night? No school bus driver intends to […]


School BUSRide recently spoke with Noelle Ellerson Ng, associate executive director, advocacy and governance, for the School Superintendents Association (AASA). She spoke about the role of lobbyists in Washington, D.C., and the current agenda for the AASA. How did you become a lobbyist? My undergraduate degree is in political science, and I was certified in […]

Lightning eMotors enters the electric school bus space with multiyear agreement with REV Group’s Collins Bus

  Collins Bus, an industry leader in manufacturing Type A School Buses and a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., and Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of all-electric powertrains and commercial vehicles, today announced a strategic partnership to manufacture and deploy zero-emission, all-electric Type A school buses. Collins Bus is a market leader in the Type […]

Safe Fleet video surveillance captures bus driver protecting students from hijacker

A Safe Fleet school bus camera system captured dramatic footage of a May 6th hijacking, in which a Richland 2 School District bus driver’s heroic actions kept the gunman’s attention away from students. In response to the incident, the Richland 2 School District will upgrade its 170 existing Safe Fleet surveillance systems, featuring Seon-branded cameras and […]

Virginia school district adds school bus cameras for a safer return to school 

  Williamsburg-James City County (WJCC) Schools is partnering with BusPatrol and local law enforcement to improve school bus safety for students when they return to school on August 30. More than 150 WJCC Schools buses are now equipped with the BusPatrol 360° Student Safety Platform. Safety and technology upgrades include stop-arm cameras to deter drivers […]

ASBC selects winner of 2020-21 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest

Huyen Pham, a 7th grade student at the Northbrook Middle School in Atlanta, GA, has been selected the winner of the 2020-21 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest, sponsored by the American School Bus Council. The theme for this year’s contest was “Be Safe – Know the Danger Zone”. The danger zone is an area […]

Nuvve and Blue Bird announce plans to expand partnership and utilize Levo’s Fleet-as-a-Service leasing model to make electric school buses more affordable

Nuvve Holding Corp., a global technology leader accelerating the electrification of transportation through its proprietary vehicle-to-grid (V2G) platform, and Blue Bird Corporation, the leading American-made independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, announced today their plan to deploy the extensive financing capabilities from Levo Mobility LLC (Levo), Nuvve’s recently formed joint venture with Stonepeak Partners LP, […]

Prince Edward Island and Lion Electric partner to deploy 35 electric school buses in the province

The Lion Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles and the province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), today jointly announced that Lion has received an order for 35 LionC school buses from P.E.I. The vehicles will join the 12 LionC buses already operating in the province, which have been servicing […]

Ergonomic Safety Ladders Prevent Accidents, Increase Morale and Save Money

  Finally, ergonomical long-lasting all-around service platform ladder stands to service all exterior areas of school buses. Benefits to your company include: Proven to prevent costly accidents and injuries. Proven to increase working comfort and safety. OSHA rated 300-lb. Special Purpose Ladders. Meets ANSI specifications. Patented 6061-grade aluminum support frame. Commercial grade wheels for easy rolling. […]

MPCA offering more than $1.7 million in grants to replace old diesel school buses

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) today announced another grants program for school buses, offering over $1.7 million to replace old diesel school buses with new, cleaner diesel, propane, or natural gas models. This is the third round of grants for cleaner-fuel buses, created due to an overwhelming demand by school districts and bus companies […]