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: qstraint.com/qrt-360 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. schoolbusfeet.com/Oct14a 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. schoolbusfeet.com/Oct14b 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. schoolbusfeet.com/Oct14c 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." schoolbusfeet.com/Oct14d 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. schoolbusfeet.com/Oct14e

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