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Electric vehicle manufacturer announces V2G deployment in New York

The Lion Electric Company (Lion), an innovative manufacturer of purpose-built all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, is pleased to announce that it has been successful in using its electric school buses to supply electricity back to Con Edison utility customers, as part of the company’s vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot deployment in White Plains, New York. The […]

Commercial zero-emission vehicle company to list on NYSE through merger

Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of complete electrification solutions for commercial fleets, and GigCapital3, Inc. (GIK or GigCapital3), a Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Private-to-Public Equity (PPE)™ corporation, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that will result in Lightning eMotors becoming a publicly listed company. Upon closing of the […]

V2G technology leader demonstrates V2G capability with Con Edison

Nuvve Corporation, a San Diego-based, green energy technology company and a leader in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, has begun using the batteries on five electric school buses (e-buses) to provide power to Con Edison’s grid, marking the first time in New York State history that electricity has flowed from buses into a utility’s grid. The e-buses […]

Shelby Eastern Schools implements best routing processes with Transfinder

Thirty miles east of Indianapolis, with 1,150 students split between two elementary schools and two combination junior high schools, Shelby Eastern Schools provides transportation to approximately 950 students each day across 18 bus routes. When Katrina Falk, director of transportation, arrived at Shelby Eastern Schools, she was not a stranger to implementing best routing practices.  […]

United Safety Brings Active Air Purification to School Transportation

By Richard G Tackett In March 2020, when the nation braced for the impact of COVID-19, school bus ridership plummeted as parents became fearful of contagion and public viral spread. Almost immediately after lockdowns began, the United Safety & Survivability Corporation began exploring technologies which could help combat the ridership losses and restore public faith […]

Transfinder CARES Act expires Dec. 31, 2020

Transfinder Corp. has released its own CARES Act designed to help schools overcome budgetary challenges caused by the pandemic by reducing the cost to access its award-winning software and deferring payments until July 2021. CARES stands for Client Aid Relief for (r)Evolutionary Software. For as little as $4,995, districts can get started with Transfinder’s industry […]

Donation helps keep Jefferson County elementary students warm

Vehicle Service Group (VSG) is helping students in Jefferson County, Indiana school districts stay warm this winter by donating hats and gloves to every elementary student in the county. The donation was part of VSG’s effort to give back for Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement encouraging people and organizations to transform their communities. The […]

AMF-Bruns announces winner of its 3rd annual National Special-Needs School Bus Driver Of The Year award

  AMF-Bruns of America, global leader in wheelchair and occupant securement since 1958, is pleased to announce Elaine Hernsberger, Special Needs Bus Driver, as the winner of the 3rd annual AMF-Bruns National Special-Needs School Bus Driver Of The Year award. She works for the Hays CISD in Uhland, Texas. Elaine improves the riding experience of […]

Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges With Yesterday’s Funding

By Tim Ammon Congratulations: you are making it through the pandemic. Now you get the opportunity to begin thinking about how the pandemic-related economic disruption will start impacting your budget. You will be doing this in the context of school re-starts, expanding service expectations, and pent-up frustrations with lockdowns, shutdowns, and schedule changes. Faced with […]

New York Association Steps Up Advocacy

As professionals, we sometimes need to take things into our own hands and work together to make things happen.  Often that’s how things actually get done in our world. Many of our state associations are engaged in advocacy for school bus legislation and funding.  One of the states that has been active in advocating for […]