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Illinois school districts deploy first V2G enabled electric school buses

  At a press event held at the Pekin Transportation Department, school bus industry leader Blue Bird Corporation delivered the first operational DC fast charge V2G (vehicle-to-grid)-capable school bus, powered by the Cummins™ PowerDrive™ EV system, in North America, utilizing technology from Nuvve Holding Corp. This bus is one of two Blue Bird Type C […]

District is poised to be one of the first in NY to move toward electric bus fleet

Fully electric school buses could begin rolling (quietly) through neighborhoods in Bethlehem in 2021-22 if residents approve a bus purchase proposition in May that would begin a transition of the district’s bus fleet from diesel-fuel to zero-emission electric school buses. If approved, BC would be one of the first school districts in New York state […]

Vehicle-to-Grid project integrates medium and heavy-duty EV charging in the Midwest

  EV Connect, a California-based software-as-a-service company, announced its collaboration with the Indiana-based Battery Innovation Center (BIC) and Energy Systems Network (ESN) to deploy Indiana’s first large-scale Vehicle-to-Grid capable charging system to support school bus fleet, HD truck, and other customer segment applications. EV Connect provides its innovative electric vehicle charging management solution and 500 […]

Virginia school district launches school bus safety program with BusPatrol

  Newport News Public Schools and Newport News Police Department today announced the launch of a school bus safety program in partnership with BusPatrol. As part of the BusPatrol safety program, all 340 NNPS buses have been outfitted with cloud-connected stop-arm cameras, 4G LTE connectivity and additional safety cameras providing a 360° view for school transportation officials. […]

Gatekeeper partners with ByteCurve to deliver Clarity, a comprehensive school bus management software solution 

Gatekeeper Systems Inc., a video and data solutions provider for public transportation and smart cities, is pleased to announce it has developed ClarityTM in partnership with ByteCurve. Clarity will be marketed and sold by Gatekeeper to school districts throughout North America as a comprehensive school bus management software solution that helps enable a post-pandemic safe and efficient […]

Zonar and Bytecurve enter into strategic partnership

Zonar,  a leader in smart fleet technology, has entered into a strategic partnership with Bytecurve, a leader in transportation technology solutions, to jointly address the school transportation industry’s operational challenges and meet strong marketplace demand for a unified bus scheduling, dispatch and employee time and attendance platform. The partnership will also accelerate the pace at […]

Micro Bird: G5 75% cleaner than U.S. emission standards

In a statement released Monday, Micro Bird claims to be the first to bring to market a Type A propane autogas school bus with low nitrogen oxides.   The company’s G5 Type A bus equipped with ROUSH CleanTech’s Gen 5 propane fuel system is certified to California Air Resources Board’s optional low nitrogen oxide emissions standard […]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Todd Watkins, Montgomery County Public Schools

In February, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced its commitment to replace 326 of its diesel school buses with electric school buses over the next four years. School BUSRide spoke with Todd Watkins, the MCPS director of transportation, about this exciting development and the thought processes behind it. How did all of this come together? […]

Colorado’s Boulder Valley School District welcomes an all-electric bus to its fleet

  This week, Colorado’s Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) welcomes an all-electric Blue Bird Vision model to its school bus fleet. According to a statement from the district, “The Blue Bird Vision model is a clean, efficient, and more environmentally sustainable version of a conventionally-fueled 71-passenger yellow bus. While the new bus will showcase electric-powered […]

Blue Bird exceeds 400 electric-powered school buses in North America

School bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation, with its commitment to move bus fleets to clean-power solutions, has now exceeded 400 electric-powered school buses delivered or on order. With momentum building, electric-bus sales are expected to increase further before the end of 2021. With more than 400 electric-powered school buses delivered or ordered in the last […]