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Better, Faster, Cheaper: New Battery May Technology May Be on Horizon

A better battery may be coming for the next generation of hybrid-electric school buses. Several sources report on a new report in Nature from scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of...

On Sale: School Buses for $682 Each

Houston ISD is selling nearby Galveston ISD buses at bargain basement prices, Houston Press reports. Prices from the auctioned buses were so low, the blog wouldn't believe 'em until the school system the spreadsheet.

Take a Seat: M2K, Takata Buy SynTec Seating Solutions

The exclusive seat provider to Thomas Built Buses is now formally known as Syntec Seating Solutions LLC, following a joint acquisition by M2K Seating Solutions LLC and TK Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Takata....

Friday Highlights

Time to Enlist the Wisdom of Sherlock Holmes. Bus No. 6 has a tip for getting riders to stop eating on the bus and writing on the backs of seats: follow the greatest...

Mark Your Calendar: CNG Best Practices Workshop

AFVi and NGVi have announced a best practices workshop online. The 90-minute session will examine proper maintenance of CNG infrastructure. Leo Thomason, Executive Director of NGVi and Director of Training and Consulting for AFVi,...

School Transportation Is Recession Proof Job

Looking for a job in down times? Look to the big yellow school bus. A report on 50 Recession Proof Industries by Resume Bear says school transportation, along with medical...

Monday Morning Roundup

In North Carolina, a student's death prompted legislators to introduce a bill allowing stop arm cameras. In Indiana, a school bus driver has been charged with felony neglect for not stopping teenage students...

Plugging Into Hybrid Futures

In 2009, everyone is talking plug-in hybrids, but do we have the infrastructure ready? Cheryl Jensen at the Washington Times automotive section reflects on the theme after a major auto...

A Lot of Attention for One School Bus Driver

School bus driver and mother of two Minta Garcia is getting a lot of attention in the blogosphere after a CNN story about her request to President Obama to stop foreclosures. According to the...

Highlights of the Week

Bus No. 6 provides some lighthearted blogging at the end of a long week. This week, Mr. Bus Driver, the "cranky old codger who’s been driving a school bus since '92" warns that there...
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