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Shuttle and Coach Industry Continues To Show Steady Growth

If there was ever a time to consider investing in a shuttle or motorcoach, now is the time according to a recent report by the American Bus Association Foundation. The report says the U.S. and Canadian motorcoach industry shows steady, solid growth and the vehicles continue to be one of the most flexible, cost-effective, and… Read more »

Can Your Church Benefit From a Bus or Shuttle?

Buses don’t always have to be used for school and public transportation. It is becoming increasingly common for private organizations to use buses and shuttles to help transport their members for events or even everyday work. One of the most popular ways to repurpose buses is using them for church activities. A shuttle or bus… Read more »

Life After Students: The New Lives of Old Buses

When you hear the term ‘school bus’, you likely imagine a very typical idea of the big yellow bus coming down the street packed with students on their way to or from school. But, what happens when the buses are eventually retired from student transportation? While many school buses are left to the forces of… Read more »

States are Considering Requiring External Cameras to Catch Stop-Arm Violators

Stop-arm cameras on buses have been a hot topic lately. Just last week, I discussed the likelihood that the cameras could really cut down on the number of stop-arm rule violators who endanger children by passing around buses when the stop sign is extended. Well it appears numerous state legislature’s have come to the same… Read more »

Your Bad Driving Habits Can Wear Down Your Bus Early

Like any vehicle, buses need to be treated right if you want yours to live a long life. Even pre-owned buses can serve their purpose for years and years so long as you treat it right. But, buses drive differently than just about any other vehicle on the road. Too often, drivers get behind the… Read more »

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 »