School Bus Fleet

October 2014

A management & maintenance magazine for school transportation fleets

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11 O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 • S C H O O L B U S F L E E T NEW REGULATIONS ARE COMING! THE COUNTDOWN TO DECEMBER 2015 HAS BEGUN... STRENGTH Energy-absorbing frame, fne-adjustment teeth and new high-strength webbing come together in a self-tensioning design that is ready for the countdown. See ALL the Great Features at: 3 6 0 F E A T U R E C O U N T D O W N # 2 Meets the Requirements of WC18 and is compatible with WC19 Wheelchairs industry news School bus funding increased by 36% in Massachusetts The fscal year 2015 budget signed by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in July includes an $18.7 million increase for re- gional school transportation. Administration offcials say that the new total of $70 million is the highest-ever level of state investment in school bus service. WEB Exclusive News Ferguson school district extends busing in 'hot zone' In light of the civil unrest that captivated the nation this summer, Missouri's Ferguson-Florissant School Dis- trict expanded its school bus service to make sure stu- dents got to school safely. Bus routes for an elementary school in the "hot zone" of unrest temporarily picked up children inside the normal 1-mile radius walk zone. Virtual Tour: Collins Bus plant In this photo gallery, take a spin through Collins Bus Corp.'s South Hutchinson, Kansas, facility to get a glimpse of how the company's Type A school buses are built and tested. District's school bus safety drills engage, inspire drivers Activities styled on the television reality show "The Amazing Race" and a court trial got school bus drivers for J.O. Combs Unifed School District #44 in San Tan Valley, Arizona, thinking about the theme for the new school year, "Safety by Choice, Not by Chance." Allison's FuelSense Basic offered on Blue Bird buses The basic level of Allison Transmission's fuel-savings technology is a standard offering on Blue Bird buses, company offcials reaffrmed. Also, Blue Bird announced that it will offer FuelSense Plus and Max as optional packages.

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