EPA offers $3M in school bus rebates ... Videos show responses to shooter
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
EPA offers $3M in school bus purchase rebates

Karl Simon, director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Office's Transportation and Climate Division, shares the news during NSTA's annual meeting. EPA provided $2 million in 2012 for school bus purchase rebates, and the program received over 1,000 applications for the 28 awards made.



School bus safety videos show responses to shooter

The Indiana State Police's two new videos depict the unarmed responses of a school bus driver to active shooter scenarios. The videos are designed to be used as a training tool for drivers to reduce potential injuries and fatalities that could result during violent acts.



Audit: District could save $1.2M yearly by cutting secondary school busing

The study was requested by the Worchester (Mass.) City Council because of increases in “non-education” spending. Many oppose the idea of cutting bus service for grades 7-12, and one School Committee member says it would be an “academic disaster” due in part to chronic absenteeism.




Ohio school district buys 3 new Lion buses

Bedford City School District becomes the first district in Ohio to purchase Type C school buses made by Lion Bus. According to Transportation Supervisor Patrick Carney, the vehicle “will result in substantial cost-savings over the lifespan of the bus.”




Collins Bus names new dealer in Canada

The Bus Centre is now the authorized dealer for Collins/Corbeil Type A buses in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.



W.L. Roenigk Inc. wins women in business honor

The school bus contractor was recently named the No. 1 largest Pittsburgh area woman-owned business for 2014. The company has 925 employees, according to President Susan Roenigk.



Seon launches 2 new mobile surveillance products

The surveillance supplier's new offerings for school buses are a compact, high-resolution digital video recorder and a web-based version of Seon's video management software.


School bus drivers are in the public eye

The way school bus drivers greet their passengers, handle disciplinary issues or respond to a student who’s struggling can have a lasting impact on the youngsters on their bus. Also, because of the sensitive nature of their profession, school bus drivers are susceptible to ending up in the media spotlight.


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