Transportation

1/9/2012

1/9/2012

A statewide push to use more hybrid electric school buses could save Jefferson County Public Schools more than $75,000 a year in gas.

1/3/2012

1/3/2012

Beef taco pie Tuesdays in Duval County public schools could join the likes of EverBank Field under a proposed state bill that would allow local school boards to sell the naming rights to school cafeterias.

12/21/2011

12/21/2011

​Last week, L.A. Weekly reported on how Metro may have manipulated a seismic study to move the Westside Subway Extension station in Century City. The move would result in $60 million more in publicly-subsidized Measure R funds and would require tunneling under Beverly Hills High School.

12/20/2011

12/20/2011

The Los Angeles Unified School District challenged Gov. Jerry Brown's $117 million cuts for school buses, claiming the state is forcing it to "choose between two illegal and unconstitutional outcomes"- ending transportation for students or diverting money from classrooms to make up the shortfall.

12/19/2011

12/19/2011

If you live in California and your children ride a school bus, Governor Jerry Brown took away state funding for such transportation this week in his “trigger” budget cuts.  

12/16/2011

12/16/2011

In the first year of using Zonar V2J, a high definition GPS and real-time vehicle diagnostics device , the district reported a savings of 6,102 gallons of fuel, or $19,560 due to idle time reductions and improved route management.

12/16/2011

School districts throughout California are scrambling to cover the elimination of $248 million in funding for school buses starting next month, with the state's largest district filing a lawsuit to block the cuts and others saying they'll have to use reserves in order to keep transportation service.

12/15/2011

12/15/2011

A statewide coalition of educational leaders decried massive new budget cuts to public schools Wednesday, saying they would consider legal action and pursue new school-funding initiatives.

11/29/2011

11/29/2011

The Scottsdale Unified School District will resume advertising on its school buses but will sell the ads itself and keep all the revenue, which could top $85,000 a month.

11/22/2011

11/22/2011

Freeport School District is a rural district with a transportation operation consisting of 36 vehicles covering over 99 square miles.The district wanted to ensure child safety, improve their operation and make sure vehicle inspections were completed daily. They achieved all of these goals with Zonar.

11/21/2011

11/21/2011

Five years have passed since a school bus carrying Lee High School students in Alabama plunged off Interstate 565, killing four and injuring dozens.

11/15/2011

11/15/2011

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Thursday that he will ask the State Board of Accounts to review a school corporation's transportation arrangement that charges parents fees for children to ride school buses.

11/14/2011

11/14/2011

Stage another “sick out” protest, and you will be terminated. That’s the message Palm Beach County (Fla.) School District transportation officials have for bus drivers who are unhappy with both the district and their union.

11/7/2011

11/7/2011

The first time the bus assigned to take her third-grade daughter to Alki Elementary School arrived late, Myrtle Griffiths wrote it off as an inevitable first-week-of-school annoyance.

10/31/2011

10/31/2011

School districts across Indiana could find themselves risking parental wrath by getting out of the transportation business as they struggle with shrinking revenues and property tax caps.

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