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Zum accelerates plans to modernize school transportation with $130M in funding

Zūm, the leader in modern student transportation, today announced $130 million in Series D funding led by Softbank Vision Fund 2*, with participation from existing investors including Sequoia and BMW i Ventures. Andrew Straub of Softbank Investment Advisers will join the board of directors. Zum’s comprehensive service is designed to transport students safely, reliably, and […]

EPA offers $17M in rebates to fund school buses that reduce diesel emissions

As part of its commitment to protecting children, highlighted during children’s health month, today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing two school bus rebate opportunities: the 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebate Program, and the 2021 American Rescue Plan Electric School Bus Rebates. The two rebate opportunities total approximately $17 […]

REV Group names new Senior Vice President of Engineering & Technology

REV Group, Inc. announces the appointment of Eric Sandstrom as Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology, a newly-created executive leadership position. The new role will play a critical part in evolving the product portfolio, optimizing engineering excellence, and leading product and powertrain design, innovation, and technological advancements. Prior to joining REV Group, Sandstrom was Global […]

Lightning eMotors enters the electric school bus space with multiyear agreement with REV Group’s Collins Bus

  Collins Bus, an industry leader in manufacturing Type A School Buses and a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., and Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of all-electric powertrains and commercial vehicles, today announced a strategic partnership to manufacture and deploy zero-emission, all-electric Type A school buses. Collins Bus is a market leader in the Type […]

Safe Fleet video surveillance captures bus driver protecting students from hijacker

A Safe Fleet school bus camera system captured dramatic footage of a May 6th hijacking, in which a Richland 2 School District bus driver’s heroic actions kept the gunman’s attention away from students. In response to the incident, the Richland 2 School District will upgrade its 170 existing Safe Fleet surveillance systems, featuring Seon-branded cameras and […]

Virginia school district adds school bus cameras for a safer return to school 

  Williamsburg-James City County (WJCC) Schools is partnering with BusPatrol and local law enforcement to improve school bus safety for students when they return to school on August 30. More than 150 WJCC Schools buses are now equipped with the BusPatrol 360° Student Safety Platform. Safety and technology upgrades include stop-arm cameras to deter drivers […]

ASBC selects winner of 2020-21 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest

Huyen Pham, a 7th grade student at the Northbrook Middle School in Atlanta, GA, has been selected the winner of the 2020-21 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest, sponsored by the American School Bus Council. The theme for this year’s contest was “Be Safe – Know the Danger Zone”. The danger zone is an area […]

Nuvve and Blue Bird announce plans to expand partnership and utilize Levo’s Fleet-as-a-Service leasing model to make electric school buses more affordable

Nuvve Holding Corp., a global technology leader accelerating the electrification of transportation through its proprietary vehicle-to-grid (V2G) platform, and Blue Bird Corporation, the leading American-made independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, announced today their plan to deploy the extensive financing capabilities from Levo Mobility LLC (Levo), Nuvve’s recently formed joint venture with Stonepeak Partners LP, […]

Prince Edward Island and Lion Electric partner to deploy 35 electric school buses in the province

The Lion Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles and the province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), today jointly announced that Lion has received an order for 35 LionC school buses from P.E.I. The vehicles will join the 12 LionC buses already operating in the province, which have been servicing […]

MPCA offering more than $1.7 million in grants to replace old diesel school buses

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) today announced another grants program for school buses, offering over $1.7 million to replace old diesel school buses with new, cleaner diesel, propane, or natural gas models. This is the third round of grants for cleaner-fuel buses, created due to an overwhelming demand by school districts and bus companies […]