How Can a Bus Be a Restaurant?

School buses are often constrained by their purpose. Despite the massive amount of possibilities hiding in plain site, most buses are used strictly for their intended purpose and nothing else. They spend their lifespan transporting children or adults and when they become obsolete or too expensive they are put out to pasture and stripped for… Read more »

New Report Says Buses Are Still One Of The Safest Transportation Options

It can’t be overstated how safe buses are. They are so safe, that despite being larger and more difficult to drive than traditional vehicles, federal data says that less than one percent of all fatal traffic accidents from 2003 to 2012 were related to school transportation. To be exact, 0.35 percent of the fatal accidents… Read more »

Can Cameras Cut Down On Stop-Arm Violations?

Across the country many schools are attaching surveillance cameras to the outside of the bus in an attempt to catch stop-arm violators and reduce the number of cars endangering students by speeding past a stopped bus. But, the question at the moment is whether these cameras are worth the investment, or if they will be… Read more »

You Can Make Your Bus Run On Propane

Last week I wrote about buses that rely on electricity rather than traditional fuels, but I only touched on other alternative fuel options that have already been proven to have a huge benefit for bus owners across the country. While propane-powered school buses might not be as environmentally friendly as an all-electric bus, it offers… Read more »

Can a Green Bus Save You Money in the Long Run?

There is a hearty debate across the country about the importance of “green technology” and whether electric vehicles could potentially help cut down on environmental impact. But, even if you don’t buy into the idea of global warming green technology, there is another reason you might consider going “green” with your vehicles, including your buses…. Read more »

Technology Is Making Buses Safer

School buses are rarely thought of as the pinnacle of vehicle technology. While car manufacturers (and Google…) are experimenting with entirely connected and self-driving vehicles, school buses mostly forego these types of technological changes that could potentially alter the way we one day use transportation. But, school buses are advancing technologically in ways you probably… Read more »

More People Are Choosing Buses Every Day

Until schools find ways to move large numbers of students more efficiently than buses, the school bus will always have a prominent place on the road. But, you might not notice just how often buses are used by groups other than students. Buses and shuttles are being used more and more often as people are… Read more »

New Wheelchair Tie-Down Standards Aim To Improve Passenger Safety

The bus industry has made great strides in improving the transportation options available to passengers who have special needs of all kinds, but new safety standards will make riding in buses, cars, and vans even safer for passengers in wheelchairs. While some of the requirements on wheelchair tie-down systems have already gone into effect, there… Read more »