New bus for Ekalaka Public Schools


January 18, 2019

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Ekalaka Public Schools' new bus made its maiden voyage on January 4.

Ekalaka Public Schools students are traveling safer now after the purchase of a new bus. The old activities bus, which was fully depreciated, had broken down on multiple trips over the last two years, including during a basketball tournament last year and when the CCHS Bulldogs were traveling home from a football game in Savage this fall. The Ultra Coachliner sits on a Freightliner M2 chassis, is powered by a Cummins diesel engine and sports an Allison transmission.

The Freightliner was a sort of 'middle-of-the-road' option for the district. It was far less expensive than buying a Coach an...

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