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First Student, First Transit, NextEra Energy Resources agree to jointly pursue electrification

First Student, Inc., First Transit, Inc., and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC today announced they have entered into a framework agreement and are working toward a joint venture to pursue the electrification of tens of thousands of school and public transportation vehicles across the U.S. and Canada. The collaboration brings together North America’s market leaders in […]

DATTCO, Inc. acquires first electric school bus in Connecticut

DATTCO, Inc., New England’s premier bus dealership, has added the Collins® Type A All-Electric School Bus to its inventory. Collins’ all-electric buses are environmentally friendly and offer up to 85% in operating and maintenance savings as well as an innovative structural design ensuring additional safety. The Collins electric school bus utilizes Motiv Power Systems™ Electric […]

Thomas Built Buses opens ordering for OnGuardACTIVE Collision Mitigation System

Thomas Built Buses has announced that the WABCO OnGuardACTIVE collision mitigation system from ZF is now available as a factory-installed option for Saf-T-Liner C2 diesel school buses equipped with air disc brakes. OnGuardACTIVE is a radar-based collision mitigation system that enables collision warning, active braking and adaptive cruise control. Using forward-looking long-range radar to detect objects up to […]

Pupil safety solutions to enhance school bus safety, efficiency and accountability

Zonar, the leader in smart fleet technology, today announced three new solutions for pupil transportation offerings. Included in the offerings are the addition of student ridership alerts to the award-winning Zonar MyView™ app for real-time school bus fleet tracking, Zonar OnRoute™, a route agnostic turn-by-turn direction solution and Zonar Access™, a driver task and time management application. Together, […]

Industry-leading innovators work together to increase fleet safety 

Zonar, the leader in smart fleet technology, and Transfinder, the national leader in intelligent transportation systems, have entered into a strategic partnership to equip school district bus fleets with smart fleet management and routing solutions. As a Zonar reseller in the United States and Canada under a new reseller agreement, Transfinder will sell Zonar solutions […]

Blue Bird starts production of updated buses with exclusive Ford 7.3L V8 engine

This spring, Blue Bird will begin production of its propane and gasoline Vision school buses integrating Ford’s all-new 7.3L V8 engine and a purpose-built fuel system designed specifically for school-bus application. The advanced fuel system technology was developed by ROUSH CleanTech, the same company that has manufactured over 30,000 propane and gasoline fuel systems for […]

Lion Electric appoints new Vice President of Investor Relations

The Lion Electric Company (Lion), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, announced today that Isabelle Adjahi has been appointed to the newly created role of Vice President, Investor Relations and Sustainable Development, effective January 11, 2021. In this new role, Ms. Adjahi will be responsible for developing and implementing an investor […]

Bus Guardian Helps Schools Safely Return Students to Classrooms

CalAmp, a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, and its subsidiary Synovia Solutions, introduced Bus Guardian in summer 2020, a suite of digital solutions designed to help schools more safely and confidently return students to their classrooms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made contact tracing one of the government’s […]

Industry Associations Step Up

Curt Macysyn, executive director of the National School Transportation Association, details why collaboration between associations is critical for the industry’s post-COVID recovery As the country prepared itself for the impact of an international pandemic, student transportation became adversely impacted, as parents and education officials alike became concerned over their children’s exposure to contagion and public […]

School Transportation Must Develop a PEACE Plan

As we start a new year, the one thing I think we all desire is peace. We just came off a holiday season where many of the songs are about peace. Peace is defined as “freedom from disturbance; a state of security; freedom from oppressive thoughts or emotions.” Through much of 2020 I spoke about […]