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IC Bus Reveals the Next Generation of the CE Series

More Than ‘Just a Bus’ In July, IC Bus introduced not only their first product refresh in about 20 years, but shared a look into a strategy that will lead them into the future, focused on accelerating the impact of sustainable mobility and being an unparalleled partner of choice in the school bus industry. The […]


School BUSRide spoke with Adam Ruder, of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Ruder is the director for NYSERDA’s Clean Transportation group. The Clean Transportation group focuses on developing and demonstrating new technologies, policies, and business models that support three key focus areas: electric vehicles, public transportation, and mobility management. Visit […]

The Power of Association

Later this month, we’ll welcome our members and business partners to the return of the NAPT Annual Conference & Trade Show. This awesome event will be our first time together since 2019, and I cannot tell you how excited I am! The movers and shakers, the leaders and aspiring leaders, key business leaders, and industry […]

Official School BUSRide Road Test: Blue Bird Vision Electric Bus

Although Blue Bird’s all-electric Type C school bus launched in 2019, the manufacturer is no stranger to electric vehicles (EVs). The company rolled out its first electric bus nearly 30 years and has closely monitored and developed the technology since then. With the latest iteration of the Vision Electric, Blue Bird said it has struck […]

Pembroke Central School District Utilizes Transfinder for Continued Transportation Success

Pembroke Central School District (PCSD) was honored with the inaugural Transfinder Top Transportation Teams award in June. The award was created by Transfinder in 2022 as a way to recognize the inspiring leadership demonstrated by schools facing the challenges brought on by COVID-19. One of only six districts to win the award, PCSD received the […]

Take Charge: Infrastructure, Charging, & Energy Storage

Fleet electrification is undoubtably a complex process, and with a seemingly exponential increase in grants and incentive programs, school districts with secured funding will now need to consider their next steps in planning a successful and seamless transition to a low- or zero-emissions future. You have secured funding. Now what? When it comes to implementing […]

Exclusive Interview: Tim Ammon of Zonar

Zonar recently hired Tim Ammon as the new vice president & general manager of passenger services. With more than 20 years of experience in school transportation operations analysis, Ammon brings expertise in student safety protocols, cost management, organizational design, and technology use. School BUSRide spoke to Ammon about his experience in student transportation, his new […]

Dealing with Difficult People…

Last week during a call with member leaders, I heard frustration in their voices. As school started across the country, it appears we’ve come into a season of difficult people. Instead of fresh notebooks, sharpened pencils, fall colors, pumpkin spice, and homecoming games taking our attention, dealing with upset people has become a part of […]

Alternative student transportation: Is it right for your district?

As school districts nationwide grapple with the challenge of providing safe and reliable transportation for all of their students, many are exploring alternative strategies to optimize their resources. While the iconic yellow school bus remains the primary and traditional mode of transportation for most students, small-capacity vehicles offer a more flexible and cost-effective solution. These […]

Optimism is a Good Thing!

One definition of ‘optimism’ I read refers to one’s confidence that the results of any situation will be mostly positive, good, or favorable.  In the school bus business, we approach every day with a sense of optimism.  For every day we are responsible for transporting 25 million children to school on our nearly half a […]