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Highland Electric Fleets and Thomas Built Buses sign agreement to make electric school buses an affordable option

Highland Electric Fleets (Highland), the leading provider of turnkey electrification services for school bus fleets in North America, and Thomas Built Buses (TBB), one of the nation’s leading school bus manufacturers, are expanding their relationship to lower upfront costs and speed adoption of electric school buses. The two companies signed a letter of intent (LOI) […]

Hot Topics: Fleet Communication #2

How a Chicago-Area district improved school security, school bus safety and communication using FirstNet Bellwood School District 88 switched to the FirstNet network to improve safety When Bellwood School District 88 sought a new communication system to help improve student safety and school security, the director of transportation, Tyreese Stafford, chose FirstNet. Headquartered in Cook […]

CTE partners with WRI to provide three school districts with electric school bus transition plans

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) is pleased to announce our collaboration with the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Electric School Bus Initiative, supported by the Bezos Earth Fund. In this project, CTE will provide three school districts with technical plans to transition their school bus fleets to electric school buses (ESB). CTE will […]

Bendix Grant funds award-winning science program in Cleveland Metropolitan School District

There’s no thrill like discovery, and no inspiration like seeing it unfold in a future generation’s hands. To ignite these moments and generate students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems (Bendix) is proud to support the SAE Foundation’s A World In Motion® (AWIM®) STEM education program in the Cleveland […]

Proterra announces appointment of automotive industry leader Roger Nielsen to its board of directors

Proterra Inc., a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, today announced the appointment of Roger Nielsen to the company’s Board of Directors effective March 2, 2022. The company also announced that Jochen Goetz will be stepping down from the company’s board effective March 2, 2022 so that he may focus on his other professional […]

ADEPT partners with Jostens in support of Broward County Public Schools

ADEPT is proud to announce its formative marketing and public relations partnership with Jostens, Inc., the national leader in graduation, apparel and keepsake products, as the company expands into Broward County to support students options for class apparel, cap and gowns, senior jewelry, and other graduation items at Broward County Public Schools high school graduation […]

Hot Topics: Fleet Communication

Transportation Director Lee Serrano recognized the need to integrate seamless communications to bolster the District’s readiness for emergency situations. Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District (ISD) is based in Pecos, Texas, and serves 2,630 students across three neighboring communities. With a recent influx of new students in the district, Pecos ISD now operates a fleet of 30 […]

Robin Hutcheson announced as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that Robin Hutcheson will become the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. As Deputy Administrator, Ms. Hutcheson will serve as the Acting Administrator. Since January 2021, Ms. Hutcheson has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety Policy for the U.S. Department of Transportation in […]

CARB certifies next-generation propane engine in Blue Bird school buses to lowest NOx in market

ROUSH CleanTech is the first original equipment manufacturer to receive California Air Resources Board’s 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour certification for 2022 model year vehicles. The optional ultra-low CARB certification is 90% cleaner than current emissions standards for nitrogen oxides. The new engine certification covers ROUSH CleanTech Gen 5 propane engines for Blue Bird school […]

DOT, Dept. Of Education announce temporary waiver to help increase the number of school bus drivers nationwide

To help states and municipalities that are experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers recruit new hires, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in coordination with the Department of Education, today announced it would give states the option of waiving the portion of the commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills test that requires school bus […]