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Q&A: with Alabama’s Chad Carpenter

School BUSRide spoke with Chad Carpenter, director of pupil transportation for the state of Alabama, about the most pressing issues in his state; how the Alabama Department of Education responded to 2020’s challenges, and his thoughts regarding the best path forward. What are the most pressing issues facing student transportation in Alabama? Driver shortage is […]

East Irondequoit CSD manages trips effectively with busHive

As the director of transportation for East Irondequoit Central School District, Kathleen Callon is responsible for a school district transportation department running approximately 100 buses and servicing three different school districts in the Rochester, New York area: East Irondequoit, West Irondequoit, and East Rochester. Between the three districts, Callon’s department transports approximately 4,000 students, running […]

Northwest school districts opt to purchase electric vehicles from Schetky Bus & Van Sales

Schetky Bus and Van Sales, America’s Electric Bus Dealer™, recently sold electric vehicles (EVs) to Highline, Orcas Island, Lopez Island, Elma and Mary M. Knight school districts, adding EVs to their 2021 fleets. Schetky is leading the way with new EVs as green initiatives gain popularity with school bus fleets across the U.S. Devin Denney, […]

Lion Electric to bring zero-emission school buses to California’s largest school district

Lion Electric (Lion), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced that it has secured an order for its all-electric school buses from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). This initial order of 10 LionC school buses, which follows Lion’s recent delivery of all-electric school buses to the Twin Rivers […]

IC Bus and Kajeet expand partnership to provide comprehensive Wi-Fi solution

 IC Bus, the leading school bus manufacturer and a subsidiary of Navistar, and Kajeet, a leading provider of IoT connectivity, software and hardware solutions that deliver safe, reliable and controlled internet connectivity to students, enterprises, state and local governments and IoT solution providers, today announced an expanded partnership to make the Kajeet SmartBus hardware and service […]

Liberty Public Schools receives $20,000 for propane-fueled school buses

The Missouri Propane Education & Research Council presented Liberty Public Schools a check for $20,000 for its purchase of 10 new Blue Bird propane autogas school buses. The emissions- and cost-reducing propane school buses are currently in service for the district’s daily and activity routes, which have decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic. “By choosing propane […]

Livonia Public Schools adds 22 new Blue Bird propane buses to its fleet

Livonia Public Schools added 22 Blue Bird propane autogas-fueled buses to its fleet with funding received from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). The district was granted $844,386.40 through EGLE’s Fuel Transformation Program to purchase clean, cost-effective propane school buses that began operation when Michigan schools opened for the 2020-21 school […]

MCPS replacing 326 diesel school buses with electric school buses

As part of its commitment to sustainability, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCSP) is replacing 326 diesel school buses with electric school buses over the next four years. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Montgomery County Board of Education approved a $1,312,500 four-year contract between MCPS and HET MCPS, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary created by Massachusetts-based […]

Daimler Trucks NA names new CEO

The Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG has appointed John O’Leary (60) as the next President and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) with its brands Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and Detroit Diesel Corporation. Effective April 1, 2021 O’Leary follows Roger Nielsen (60), who retires […]

Lumin-Air introduces MERV-13 filters for school buses and mass transit

Lumin-Air, an innovative leader in air disinfection for school buses and mass transit, announced it is providing MERV-13 filters to improve the air quality in school buses and mass transit vehicles. In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s February 9, 2021 update on Ventilation in Buildings, they state, “CDC recommends using the highest efficiency ventilation filters possible, […]