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NAPT seeks new Executive Director

  The National Association for Pupil Transportation and the NAPT Foundation have embarked on a nationwide search for an Executive Director who will succeed Michael (Mike) Martin, who led the organizations for some 27 years, and stepped down to pursue other professional activities especially in collaboration with NAPT. (see May 23 2022 Dispatch). This search for […]

OCR, OSERS release new guidance on disciplining students with disabilities

On July 19, 2022, OCR and OSERS jointly released new guidance focused on disciplining students with disabilities. You can find the guidance, factsheet, question and answers document and more here. A few key takeaways from the guidance are as follows—we encourage you to share this with your special education team and lawyers as well. The guidance states: A school’s […]

Zonar expands ecosystem of smart mobility solutions for pupil transportation with record growth

Zonar, the leader in smart fleet technology, today announced record sales growth of its pupil transportation solutions for the first half of 2022, at STN EXPO Reno. Through a combination of hardware and software offerings, Zonar’s smart fleet mobility solutions provide school districts with real-time, actionable data to increase school bus safety, efficiency, and accountability. […]

LAUSD leads national movement transforming student transportation into Force for good

  The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has awarded a transportation contract valued at over $400 million to Zūm, the leader in modern student transportation. The decision, approved by the LAUSD board of directors, signals the district’s commitment to replacing an archaic, legacy transportation system with a cleaner, safer and more equitable solution for the students and families of Los […]

Ethan Allen Transportation bus driver Kevin Ross recognized by Ulster County

  Ethan Allen Transportation school bus driver Kevin Ross has been recognized by Ulster County for his exceptional service and safety records. Ross, a driver with Ethan Allen Transportation for 13 years, was named runner up for Ulster County School Bus Driver of the Year, an annual award issued in conjunction with the Ulster County […]

ROUSH CleanTech and Blue Bird first to achieve certification to 2022 Heavy Duty Refueling Standard

All Blue Bird propane and gasoline school buses have received Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board certification for the 2022 heavy duty refueling standard, significantly reducing emissions from escaping the tank during refueling. On gasoline fuel systems, Environmental Protection Agency tests show that the new refueling emissions regulations can reduce harmful emissions by […]

Vicinity Motor Corp. signs distribution agreement with Central States Bus Sales

Vicinity Motor Corp., a North American supplier of commercial electric vehicles, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Central States Bus Sales, Inc. (“Central States”), one of the largest school and commercial bus dealers in the U.S., to offer the Company’s full product portfolio, including an initial commitment for 18 demo and […]

Lion Electric receives purchase order for 30 school buses from undisclosed customer

The Lion Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced that it has received a purchase order for 30 LionC school buses from an undisclosed Canadian customer. This represents the second order of Lion buses from the customer, which will be revealed at a later date. The order of […]

Zum launches SafeGuard Driver Program

  Zūm, the leader in modern student transportation, is raising the bar on safety for student transportation by introducing its safety technology, driver training, and certification program, SafeGuard. The comprehensive program ensures the quality and experience of each Zum driver, gives drivers the skills to deliver the best experience to each student on every ride […]

Blue Bird appoints top executive for Global Supply Chain Management

Blue Bird Corporation, the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, today announced the appointment of Jim Nelles as senior vice president, Global Supply Chain Management, with immediate effect. In his current role, Nelles is responsible for optimizing Blue Bird’s global supply chain, ensuring best-in-class cost, quality, and throughput, and forging long-term strategic partnerships to […]