IC Bus to offer propane school bus ...Ohio driver accused of keeping kids on hot bus
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
IC Bus to offer propane school bus

The propane version of the CE Series school bus will pair a Power Solutions International 8.8-liter propane engine and an Allison 2500 transmission. Deliveries will begin in summer 2015, and buses will go into service for the start of the 2015-16 school year.



Ohio bus driver accused of forcing kids to sit on hot bus

The driver resigned after a student said they were forced to sit in a hot bus in 90-plus degree weather with the windows up as punishment for misbehaving. The father of a student wanted to remain anonymous but said his daughter fell ill after her bus ride home.



For Gallagher, Commitment to Customer Fuels Great Growth

In 17 years, Student Transportation Inc. leader Denis Gallagher has built his company into the third-largest school bus contracting firm in North America. Along the way, he has embraced alternative fuels and new technologies, focused on recruiting good people, and maintained a 95% contract renewal rate.




Hawaii may add back school buses to improve sport event scheduling

The Hawaii Department of Education is looking to help improve the scheduling of sporting events after the school bus contract for Oahu was cut, providing 33 fewer buses. School buses first have to get students home from school before they can pick up the teams and take them to their games, forcing high school football games to end close to midnight.




The benefits of aggressive claims collection for school bus businesses

For school bus contractors, maximizing claims collection after crashes recovers significant costs for repairs and loss-of-use. The extra revenue can help in increasing the client base and can even be put toward accident reduction initiatives.



Bus driver begins 42nd year behind the wheel

What started out as a joke turned into a long, fruitful career for Dorothy Skala, a bus driver for Rosebud-Lott (Texas) Independent School District. Having grown up on a farm, Skala started driving at a young age, and last spring, she was presented with the Bus Driver of the Year award from the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation.



Iowa district launches Wi-Fi on school buses

The allowance for onboard wireless Internet access was one of multiple changes to Iowa's school bus specification rules that went into effect on July 16. Cardinal Community School District wasted no time in launching Wi-Fi on its buses.



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