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GreenPower appoints K. Neal as a school bus dealer for the state of Maryland and Washington D.C.

  GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission, electric-powered, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, today announced the appointment of K. Neal International Trucks, Inc. as an exclusive dealer for GreenPower’s all-electric Type D BEAST and Type A Nano BEAST school buses for the state of Maryland and Washington D.C. “We are excited to be working […]

First Student reaches 1,000,000 electric school bus miles

First Student continues to lead the way in school bus electrification, reaching 1,000,000 electric school bus miles. The company operates the largest number of electric school buses, with currently more than 230 delivering safe and reliable transportation for almost 800,000 students this school year. Reaching one million miles is a significant milestone in First Student’s […]

Transfinder 2022 revenue soars to $29M

Transfinder Corp. reported $28.9 million in revenue in 2022, a 24 percent increase from $23.3 million in 2021, representing 25 years of consecutive year-over-year revenue growth. Transfinder, which provides school transportation management and logistics solutions to about 2,300 school districts throughout North America also landed 192 school districts as clients, with more than half (53 […]

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Mervin Daugherty, Chesterfield County Public Schools

School BUSRide spoke with Dr. Mervin Daugherty, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) in Virginia, about how his district overcame a major driver shortage. CCPS district was able to achieve 100 percent staffing, hiring 263 drivers in 13 months, and continues to move forward in addressing the shortage crisis. Dr. Daugherty will participate in […]

Caught In the Act!

An American President once called for our nation to look for ‘a thousand points of light’ around our communities and neighborhoods. His call was for us to find ways to unite and to see the good in one another while also encouraging us all to find ways to help one another.  In that same spirit, […]

Know the ABCs and DEFs of Electric Vehicles

As we continue to see a nationwide shift toward “clean transportation,” understanding the challenges and opportunities associated with the deployment of zero-emission buses (ZEB) has become increasingly vital in ensuring a successful transition.  Backed by nearly $1 billion in grants, school districts buying electric buses now need to consider their next steps: re-designing depots for […]

Member Spotlight: Josh Davis, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Continuing our coverage of how Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) of Virginia addressed its driver shortage, School BUSRide spoke with Josh Davis, chief operating officer at CCPS, on the continued efforts and lessons learned from this initiative. Please tell us about yourself. I am the Chief Operations Officer for Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS), and […]

To the future — and beyond

When the movie Toy Story was released, my children immediately loved it. They especially liked Buzz and Woody. When it was released on video, they watched it on repeat and would recite their favorite lines. “To infinity and beyond!” was frequently heard echoing around our house. They had no clue exactly what infinity was, but […]

Dearborn Public Schools hailed as Blue Bird’s first electric bus customer in Michigan

  Blue Bird Corporation, the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, has delivered its first electric school bus to Michigan. The state-of-the-art, zero-emission vehicle will serve Dearborn Public Schools and usher in a new era of clean student transportation for the school district. Dearborn Public Schools is the third largest school district in Michigan […]

Test Driving the BYD Type-A Battery-Electric School Bus

BYD introduced its Type A battery-electric school bus to the United States in January, marking the company’s second foray into the North American market after it debuted a larger Type D model in 2021. BYD is the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, having delivered over 80,000 electric buses globally. In the United States market, […]