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Examples of School Buses Being Repurposed

Man Driving School Bus Outside

School buses have been used over the years primarily for transferring students to school safely and quickly.  However, lately many people have been utilizing school buses in brand new ways. Below we have highlighted two different creative bus conversations that each conveyed a unique message. Fiery Innovation School Bus Picture this! Fiery flames burst from front of a shuttle.  Only this shuttle isn’t headed for space. Instead, it looks more like it’s heading to school! School Time, a jet powered school bus, turns the head of Magic School Bus fans bringing the iconic cartoon bus to life. You won’t be… Read more »

Why Consider a Shuttle Bus Conversion

Family Riding Bikes at Sunset

It is no secret that the tiny house movement has swept the nation in hope of simplifying life and living with less. Many tiny homes are engineered out of trailers, but recently, the conversion of used shuttle buses have gained popularity. Converting a shuttle bus to a tiny house makes it easier to travel without the hassle of hooking your house to your truck.  Instead, combine your house and your vehicle into one! Embrace Tiny Luxury Who says a tiny home can’t be just as luxurious?  By downsizing, people find the cost of needed materials also decreases, leaving them more… Read more »

Tips on Responding to Medical Emergencies on Buses

Person in Vehicle Calling Emergency Services

It doesn’t matter if you’re riding on a school bus, a public bus, a coach bus, a transit bus, or another kind of bus. A medical emergency could happen at any moment, and it’s important for everyone to know how to respond if one occurs. Here are some tips for how to best respond to a medical emergency on a bus. Alert the Busy Driver The first thing you should do when you realize that a medical emergency is taking place on a bus is let the bus driver know about it. This will give the bus driver a chance… Read more »

How to Help Children Become Comfortable on the School Bus

Child Happy Getting on School Bus

For adults, it’s easy to forget that getting used to riding a bus doesn’t come overnight. We’ve likely done it countless times by our adult age, but when you’re a child, your first time can be overwhelming. It’s a totally new experience, and it’ll likely come with a school bus. There are simple steps you can take to make your children more comfortable riding the school bus. Do a Demo In the days leading up to the first school bus ride, it could help to act out a fake bus ride with your child so they can see what the… Read more »

What to Pack for a Long Bus Trip

Person Packing Lightly for a Trip

If you’re planning to take a long bus trip, you should be prepared to pack a few must-haves items beforehand. Understanding what essentials you need to pack prior to a long bus trip can help to make the trip go faster and smoother. Pack Light This is sort of the unspoken rule of any long-haul: pack light. Take only the things you need with you and leave the rest at home. If it’s still heavy, try to find less heavy alternatives. This will make getting on and off the bus a breeze—especially if you must transfer. For example, buy travel… Read more »

Tips on Tailgating with Your Bus

Tailgate Spread at Football Stadium

Tailgating at a football game with a car or truck is fun but if you want to take the experience to the next level, consider tailgating with a bus! Tailgating with a bus will allow you to enjoy an entirely different experience than you would with any other type of transportation Las Vegas Bus Sales has some tips on how you can make the most of tailgating with a bus. Arrive at a football game early to get a prime position in the parking lot. If you show up to tailgate at a football game an hour before the start,… Read more »

Tips on Painting a Bus for a Bus Conversion

Painted Bus from Bus Conversion Project

If you recently purchased a bus and are hoping to convert the vehicle permanently into a home, tailgate location, or RV, you likely want to paint the bus accordingly. Getting a bus professionally painted is very expensive so we have provided you with some tips on how you can paint your bus to prepare it for a conversion. Watch the Weather Forecast One of the biggest things to consider before painting your bus is the weather forecast. Don’t forget to consider changes in temperature and humidity and watch out for precipitation, all of which can affect your paint job. Make… Read more »

Reminder Rules as School Buses Return

School Bus Picking Up Child

If you’re a parent, child, teenager, college student, or teacher, August likely signifies one thing: the school year is back again! For drivers, that means that school buses will soon return to their streets and rush hour traffic will inevitably get busier. While school bus laws differ state to state, there are a few things every driver should keep in mind when driving around school buses. As a company who sells school buses, below are some tips on respecting a school buses role on the road. STOP Does Mean STOP  If you’re on a two-lane road and a school bus… Read more »

Old Buses Will Soon Be Displayed at Museum

History is comprised of previous events, including the places people went and how they got there. Transportation has come a long way, and vehicles dominate the museum scene with traditional and timeless vibes as people head to the sites of history to admire the classic vehicles and to reflect on their pasts. Six retired 40-year old GMC New Look buses are nwo headed to museums across the Midwest and eastern United States. Owned by Amtran, these “Fishbowl” buses are nicknamed for their curved, six-piece windshield. Museums in Ohio, New York, Virginia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania plan to preserve six of… Read more »

School Districts Taking Advantage of Bus App

It’s safe to say that technology is resulting in a transit renaissance. From rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft to GPS-tracked transit arrival times, people are engaging their commutes and transit routes in an entirely different way now. We can now expect more, and do more, with our modes of transport by having data available at our fingertips, even when it comes to school bus transportation. One great example of how technology has changed travel is “SafeStop,” an app that allows parents to track school buses that their children are on. For so long, parents had virtually no idea where… Read more »

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