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Q&A: Daniel A. Domenech, AASA Executive Director

School BUSRide spoke with Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). Domenech has served in his position since 2008, and has more than 36 years of experience in public education. Domenech spoke about the AASA’s top 2022 priorities, the connections between administrators and the transportation department, and the all-new […]

Ethan Allen Transportation bus driver Kevin Ross recognized by Ulster County

  Ethan Allen Transportation school bus driver Kevin Ross has been recognized by Ulster County for his exceptional service and safety records. Ross, a driver with Ethan Allen Transportation for 13 years, was named runner up for Ulster County School Bus Driver of the Year, an annual award issued in conjunction with the Ulster County […]

ROUSH CleanTech and Blue Bird first to achieve certification to 2022 Heavy Duty Refueling Standard

All Blue Bird propane and gasoline school buses have received Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board certification for the 2022 heavy duty refueling standard, significantly reducing emissions from escaping the tank during refueling. On gasoline fuel systems, Environmental Protection Agency tests show that the new refueling emissions regulations can reduce harmful emissions by […]

Salus and PURE Bioscience Introduce Hard Surface Disinfectant for School Buses

In a post-COVID environment, cleanliness on school buses has become a paramount concern for education professionals. Disinfecting should no longer be a reactionary response due to “spikes in COVID cases,” but become part of a “daily routine.”  It is critical for school buses to be disinfected regularly, in a safe, and effective manner, to restore […]

REI Helps a Texas ISD Overcome Fleet Management Hurdles With SaaS

ARMOR™ Software Suite – a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution by REI® – aims to help school districts reduce the time transportation directors spend on bus fleet operations and surveillance. Among its capabilities, ARMOR provides vehicle tracking, contact tracing, automated vehicle health checks, automated video downloads, and driver performance reports.  “ARMOR makes transportation directors’ lives easier,” said […]

Artificial Intelligence Optimization Powers Better Routing

The future of smart school bus routing means better efficiencies, powered by Artificial Intelligence Optimization (AIO). Transfinder has developed routing, scheduling, and fleet maintenance solutions since 1988, and the introduction of AIO is a game-changer for intelligent routing solutions, according to Transfinder President and CEO Antonio Civitella. Transfinder recently included AIO in the latest iteration […]

Clayton SD Realizes Efficiencies in Trip Scheduling

Located just west of St. Louis in Clayton, Missouri, the Clayton School District (SD) is home to three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. In addition to daily routing, the district coordinates transportation and drivers for field trips, sporting events, and other extra-curricular activities.  “We’re a small school district, but for a […]

Vicinity Motor Corp. signs distribution agreement with Central States Bus Sales

Vicinity Motor Corp., a North American supplier of commercial electric vehicles, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Central States Bus Sales, Inc. (“Central States”), one of the largest school and commercial bus dealers in the U.S., to offer the Company’s full product portfolio, including an initial commitment for 18 demo and […]

Lion Electric receives purchase order for 30 school buses from undisclosed customer

The Lion Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced that it has received a purchase order for 30 LionC school buses from an undisclosed Canadian customer. This represents the second order of Lion buses from the customer, which will be revealed at a later date. The order of […]

Zum launches SafeGuard Driver Program

  Zūm, the leader in modern student transportation, is raising the bar on safety for student transportation by introducing its safety technology, driver training, and certification program, SafeGuard. The comprehensive program ensures the quality and experience of each Zum driver, gives drivers the skills to deliver the best experience to each student on every ride […]