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Former CEO of Thomas Built Buses appointed new Sonny Merryman CEO

Sonny Merryman announced today Caley Edgerly has been appointed the new President & CEO of the company. Edgerly will assume responsibilities starting Monday, August 9. While new to the company, Edgerly is no stranger to school buses or Sonny Merryman. Prior to accepting this position, Edgerly was the President & CEO for six years of […]

Innovative solution will serve 3,500 students across one of California’s largest school districts

Zūm, the trusted provider of modern student transportation, today announced it has been awarded a contract with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to implement its student transportation service district-wide. The partnership, valued at $150 million over the next five years, will encompass transportation for 3,500 students across 150 school campuses starting in Fall […]

STA launches electric school bus program in Los Angeles

Student Transportation of America (STA) announced today the launch of its Electric Vehicle (EV) Pilot Program in Los Angeles, Calif., one of the first markets identified to receive electric school buses as part of the organization’s expansive effort to introduce battery-powered buses to city, suburban and rural communities across the nation in the coming year. […]


School BUSRide recently spoke with Trish Reed, vice president / general manager of IC Bus at Navistar. Reed provided her insight on the most significant industry developments of the past five years, speculated on future developments, and outlined how IC Bus plans to meet these changes head-on. Please provide an overview of your history in […]

BusGates Fights Against Stop-Arm Violations

After successfully leading a lobbying effort to allow pilot programs in Illinois, the creators of BusGates say districts nationwide can save lives with stop-arm fixed extenders In 2015, after working for many years at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Daniel Thompson said he saw a desperate need for increased stop-arm safety. “Riding the school […]

EQT Infrastructure acquires First Student and First Transit

FirstGroup plc (‘FirstGroup’ or the ‘Group’) is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of First Student and First Transit to EQT Infrastructure (the ‘Sale’), which was approved by FirstGroup shareholders on 27 May 2021. Completion follows the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to the Sale, as outlined in the circular to FirstGroup […]

School Bus Safety Company (SBSC) announces new training program for students in the Pre-K to Grade 2 age group

Jeff Cassell, President of SBSC, explained, “As an industry we do a really great job in providing safe school bus transportation, but there is one area we can do a far better job, teaching the students the safe practices when they are in the danger zones around school buses. The reason for this is that […]


The first NAPT ACTS!® The Road Show event will be held in Houston, TX on October 18 – 20, 2021. It is being developed collaboratively with the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation.  ACTS!® The Road Show will feature in-depth conversations on important issues among a limited number of first-come, first-served registrants.  Mike Martin, executive director […]

Due Dilligence with Drivers Pays Dividends

Operating Transportation Advisors and EZ-DrugTest out of Charlotte, Tom Holden cautions school districts to keep track of driver records, drugs and alcohol testing, and COVID exposures Tom Holden began his transportation career in 2002 as director of operations and general manager of Rose Chauffeured Transportation in Charlotte, North Carolina. For 16 years, he leads the […]

InterClean Equipment announces BuyBoard vendor contract

InterClean Equipment, one of the leading and sustainable, innovative commercial vehicle wash systems and water recycling pioneers in the world, today announced it has been awarded a contract with the BuyBoard, a purchasing cooperative, to increase the buying power of school districts and other public agencies for capital equipment. As a member company, InterClean will […]