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Prince George’s County Public Schools launches school bus safety program to protect students

BusPatrol announces a new partnership in Maryland with Prince George’s County Public Schools. The School District is the latest to launch a school bus safety program to protect students as they travel to and from school. As part of the program, 1,216 buses at Prince George’s County have been equipped with safety technology including stop-arm […]

Palermo School District partners with EV charging solutions provider

  Adding another school district looking to electrify its fleet to its growing list of customers, AMPLY Power has been selected to fully manage the charging of electric school buses for the Palermo Union Elementary School District. The zero-emission commitment from the school significantly lowers operating and fuel costs for the district to 50 percent of what it […]

C-V2X technology deployment to boost school bus and school zone safety

  One of the largest school bus makers in the USA, Blue Bird, has joined a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Audi of America, Applied Information and Temple to deploy cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology aimed at reducing vehicle hazards that vulnerable schoolchildren face every year. The Fulton County School System in the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area has […]

South Dakota school districts add emission-reducing propane buses

Six South Dakota school districts received Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) funding to purchase emissions-reducing propane autogas school buses. The districts chose Blue Bird Vision Propane buses because they emit fewer greenhouse gases, smog-producing hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides compared with the diesel buses replaced, and propane operating costs are significantly lower. The six […]

Illinois school districts deploy first V2G enabled electric school buses

  At a press event held at the Pekin Transportation Department, school bus industry leader Blue Bird Corporation delivered the first operational DC fast charge V2G (vehicle-to-grid)-capable school bus, powered by the Cummins™ PowerDrive™ EV system, in North America, utilizing technology from Nuvve Holding Corp. This bus is one of two Blue Bird Type C […]

District is poised to be one of the first in NY to move toward electric bus fleet

Fully electric school buses could begin rolling (quietly) through neighborhoods in Bethlehem in 2021-22 if residents approve a bus purchase proposition in May that would begin a transition of the district’s bus fleet from diesel-fuel to zero-emission electric school buses. If approved, BC would be one of the first school districts in New York state […]

Vehicle-to-Grid project integrates medium and heavy-duty EV charging in the Midwest

  EV Connect, a California-based software-as-a-service company, announced its collaboration with the Indiana-based Battery Innovation Center (BIC) and Energy Systems Network (ESN) to deploy Indiana’s first large-scale Vehicle-to-Grid capable charging system to support school bus fleet, HD truck, and other customer segment applications. EV Connect provides its innovative electric vehicle charging management solution and 500 […]

Virginia school district launches school bus safety program with BusPatrol

  Newport News Public Schools and Newport News Police Department today announced the launch of a school bus safety program in partnership with BusPatrol. As part of the BusPatrol safety program, all 340 NNPS buses have been outfitted with cloud-connected stop-arm cameras, 4G LTE connectivity and additional safety cameras providing a 360° view for school transportation officials. […]

Gatekeeper partners with ByteCurve to deliver Clarity, a comprehensive school bus management software solution 

Gatekeeper Systems Inc., a video and data solutions provider for public transportation and smart cities, is pleased to announce it has developed ClarityTM in partnership with ByteCurve. Clarity will be marketed and sold by Gatekeeper to school districts throughout North America as a comprehensive school bus management software solution that helps enable a post-pandemic safe and efficient […]

Zonar and Bytecurve enter into strategic partnership

Zonar,  a leader in smart fleet technology, has entered into a strategic partnership with Bytecurve, a leader in transportation technology solutions, to jointly address the school transportation industry’s operational challenges and meet strong marketplace demand for a unified bus scheduling, dispatch and employee time and attendance platform. The partnership will also accelerate the pace at […]