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Madera USD takes first California delivery of V2G-capable Type-D all-electric school buses

A-Z Bus Sales, Inc., a leading provider of clean transportation solutions, delivered the first Type-D all electric school buses in California with Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) capabilities. The Blue Bird EV school buses were delivered to Madera Unified School District in August, the first of many Type-D electric buses that can charge with both standard AC or […]

Lion Electric partners with HK Truck Center to bring electric buses to New Jersey

Lion Electric (Lion), an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles, announced that H.K. Truck Center, a leading New Jersey-based truck dealership, will distribute, sell and service Lion’s complete lineup of zero-emission buses and trucks in the state. Under the agreement, H.K. Truck Center will serve as the regional dealer for Lion’s extensive portfolio of innovative heavy-duty […]

Hundreds of Blue Bird electric school buses deployed throughout the United States

Electric vehicles have experienced significant growth in the past decade, and school buses are no exception. Since their introduction in 2018, school bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation, has seen a surge in demand for their 100-percent electric school buses. While a majority of these buses have been sold in California, the interest in electric is […]

Carroll County Public Schools teams with BusPatrol to record speeding cars while dropping off students

As students prepare to head back to school in Carroll County, the school system is teaming up with a company to try and reduce the number of cars illegally zooming past buses. All of the school system’s buses will be equipped with advanced stop arm enforcement technology, including cameras, GPS tracking and more. The company […]

Navistar agrees in principle to TRATON buyout

Navistar International Corporation issued a response from its Board of Directors to the letter it received from TRATON SE on October 14. Following discussions between Navistar and TRATON, Navistar’s Board of Directors confirmed that it would be prepared to move forward with a transaction in which TRATON would acquire Navistar for $44.50 per share in […]

Indiana school district deploys Blue Bird electric school bus to increase sustainability

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) has received a Blue Bird electric-powered school bus as part of a sustainability movement. BCSC was awarded funding from the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund that provided significant subsidies for the school bus along with the necessary charging infrastructure. The leader in electric powered school buses, Blue Bird has […]

Indiana’s largest school district goes live with Tyler Technologies’ cloud-based enterprise resource planning solution

Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) announced that Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) in Indiana has successfully gone live with Tyler’s Munis® cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. IPS implemented Munis on-premises in 2005, using the solution to manage its financials, human resources, payroll, and content management. After conducting a business process review in 2017, the district […]

IC Bus announces ultra-low NOx propane engine offering for CE Series school bus

IC Bus announced in October the availability of a new 8.8 liter ultra-low nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions propane engine for its CE Series school bus. The engine, which was produced and purpose-built for the school bus industry as a collaboration between IC Bus and Power Solutions International (PSI), recently received certification from the U.S. Environmental […]

Industry advocates question why CERTS Act is being ignored

The National School Transportation Association (NSTA), American Bus Association (ABA), United Motorcoach Association (UMA), and Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) are asking why the bi-partisan Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Act (S 4150/HR 7642) is being ignored as discussions continue on Capitol Hill on the next stimulus package. The coalition released the following statement: […]

NYAPT calls for bus drivers’ tax credit, electrification of NY school buses

  The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) is advocating in 2021 for two major initiatives in New York: New York State Tax Credit to address school bus driver shortage: The school bus driver shortage is reaching critical levels in New York. The initial cost of becoming a licensed school bus driver in New […]