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Lumin-Air introduces MERV-13 filters for school buses and mass transit

Lumin-Air, an innovative leader in air disinfection for school buses and mass transit, announced it is providing MERV-13 filters to improve the air quality in school buses and mass transit vehicles. In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s February 9, 2021 update on Ventilation in Buildings, they state, “CDC recommends using the highest efficiency ventilation filters possible, […]

CalAmp honored for school bus contact tracing solution

CalAmp, a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, announced today that its Bus Guardian school bus contact tracing solution has received the 2020 IoT Excellence Award presented by TMC and Crossfire Media. Bus Guardian, developed by CalAmp subsidiary Synovia Solutions, is a powerful combination of CalAmp’s hardware, software and telematics technology that delivers contact […]

NJ Governor announces $100 million investment in clean transportation projects

Governor Phil Murphy announced an investment of more than $100 million in clean, equitable transportation projects that will improve air quality and reduce the effects of climate change while moving New Jersey towards 100 percent clean energy by 2050. Leveraging proceeds from New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the Volkswagen […]

NCST postponed due to public health restrictions

According to an announcement from the National Congress on School Transportation (NCST), the 17th NCST, which was rescheduled from May 2020 to May 2021, has been postponed again. The NCST Steering Committee ruled to delay the in-person Congress again after receiving input from 39 state delegates. According to a statement from Steering Committee Chair, Patrick […]

NASDPTS announces Ronna Weber as new executive director

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) set out last month to fill the position of executive director after Charlie Hood stated he would be retiring at the end of March. The NASDPTS Board then put together a Selection Committee made up of NASDPTS members. After a thorough and detailed process […]

Polser USA says its Antimicrobial Technology is 99-percent effective against COVID-19 on surfaces

Polser Composite Materials Corporation along with its Polser USA (Elkhart, Indiana) operation announced that its Antimicrobial (AMB) Technology has been tested against COVID-19 and has been found to be 99 percent effective in killing the deadly pathogen on surfaces. Polser Composite Materials Corporation in Izmir, Turkey is a global leader in the development and manufacturer […]

REMS releases new fact sheet on PPE in the school setting

  The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS) has released a new COVID-19 Key Preparedness and Response Considerations Fact Sheet addressing the risk of COVID-19 in school settings. According to REMS, “Federal partners have created a variety of resources and tools to help organizations, including schools and school districts, understand mitigation […]

American School Bus Council celebrates essential workers with Love the Bus Month

As COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape of schools and student transportation across the country, the American School Bus Council is bringing the industry together virtually to celebrate Love the Bus Month.  A new online video campaign entitled “Big Yellow Valentine,” will help to educate parents, school officials, lawmakers, and the public about the essential […]

2020 Marks Major Growth Year for Transfinder in Revenue, Clients, Employees

Despite a pandemic that closed schools and idled school buses for much of the year, Transfinder Corporation recorded its 23rd consecutive year of revenue growth, reporting $18.9 million in revenue, a 13 percent increase over $16.75 million in 2019. Driving the revenue growth was the release of Transfinder’s long-awaited Routefinder PLUS browser-based solution in April. […]

Queen Anne’s County announces new program to protect students at school bus stops

  Queen Anne’s County Public Schools and the Office of the Sheriff are proud to announce a new partnership with BusPatrol. All 112 school buses in the school district’s fleet are now equipped with advanced safety technology including cloud-connected stop-arm cameras to capture drivers that illegally pass stopped school buses. Every day, more than 7,400 […]