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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Florida school bus shooting suspect arrested

Edgar Robles, the 16-year-old suspect in a school bus shooting last week that injured two students, is in police custody in Georgia. He was arrested during a traffic stop and was treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

District hiring police, raising driver pay to curb school bus fights

Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky is hiring police officers to monitor troubled routes, adding video cameras and offering incentive pay to more experienced bus drivers to drive those routes. Incidents on routes for alternative schools rose sharply this year.

PHOTOS: School buses, trucks brave Navistar Proving Grounds

IC Bus parent Navistar invited School Bus Fleet and other publications to visit the company’s new testing facility in Indiana. See the intrepid trade journalists take school buses and trucks for a spin.

VIDEO: School bus drivers prep for winter with chain contest

Washoe County (Nev.) School District holds an annual event to showcase its winter preparedness. Drivers take part in a competition in which they install tire chains on their buses. Also, transportation officials talk about the procedures that are in place to deal with winter weather.

Making the Business Case for Alternative Fuels

End users say savings on propane autogas and CNG fuel and maintenance costs, along with having to perform less maintenance, help recoup the extra cost of purchasing the vehicles and installing fueling systems.

Rain doesn’t put a damper on N.Y. school bus competition

More than 100 drivers take part in the New York State School Bus Safety Competition. Winners are named in three categories, along with a Rookie of the Year.

Kentucky student dragged by school bus

An elementary school student was dragged by her bus when her backpack got stuck in the door as she was deboarding. She was taken to the hospital with severe road rash.

Thomas Built Buses names VP of operations

In his new role with the school bus OEM, Chris Russell will oversee two bus body plants, a chassis plant, a component fabrication plant and related logistics operations.

Oregon district extends First Student contract

Molalla River School District continues its partnership with the contractor for the 2015-16 school year with the recent award of a new five-year contract.


Bolt-on parallel electric system

The Kinetics Hybrid, a parallel electric system that captures regenerative braking energy and reuses it on vehicle launch, bolts onto new or existing vehicles to quickly transform class 3-7 trucks into more fuel-efficient and cleaner running vehicles, company officials said.

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