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LiDAS Ensures No Child is Left Behind

After a long day (and despite the school bus industry’s exceptional safety record), children are sometimes left behind on the school bus. Best practices, surveillance systems, and training help a lot — but is there more you can do to ensure every kid is off the bus each night? No school bus driver intends to […]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Noelle Ellerson Ng, AASA

School BUSRide recently spoke with Noelle Ellerson Ng, associate executive director, advocacy and governance, for the School Superintendents Association (AASA). She spoke about the role of lobbyists in Washington, D.C., and the current agenda for the AASA. How did you become a lobbyist? My undergraduate degree is in political science, and I was certified in […]

It’s Okay to Take a Bow…

Over the many years I have been fortunate enough to be a part of the school bus community, I have often said that school transportation folks are ‘problem solvers’ and that you tend to not pat yourselves on the back very often.  The culture of school transportation is to recognize the situation at hand, address […]

Alternative Student Transportation Myths

Myth #1: The only students who need alternative transportation are children with special needs. We all love the show MythBusters because they were a team of professionals who took common myths most of us were familiar with and tried to prove them. Sometimes they did, and other times they either found that the myth was […]

COVID-19 Response – The Reflections of a School Transportation Professional

March 13, 2020, was a pivotal day for Americans; it was the last “normal” day we would see for almost a year and a half (longer for others). We learned that all schools would shut down on March 16, 2020, for the remainder of the school year. As I drove my car to work every […]

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, […]