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Last month, Thomas Built Buses (TBB) held its Annual President’s Club awards program in Savannah, Georgia.   We are proud to announce Mid-South Bus Center (Nashville) and Transportation South (Pelham) each received the President’s Club Platinum Award. 
The President’s Club Platinum awards are given to top dealers in recognition of achieving key performance indicators in sales, service, and parts.  We are so proud of our teams.
For more information regarding this event, visit:  Thomas Built Buses, LLC News


Click Here To Learn More About The Alabama Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan


The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) has opened applications for their 2022 Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Grant Program!  The State of Alabama has allocated $2 million this year for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.
Applications are due by June 10.  For more information, click here.



Time To Replace “That” Diesel Bus?



With cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant surging, we regret to inform you the Annual “Love The Bus” Celebration scheduled for February 2022 has been canceled out of concern for the health and safety of our customers, clients, staff members and local community. See you in 2023!

Calling All Skoolies! We have your next project!

School Bus Inventory Available for Skoolie Projects

Skoolie’s are all the rage right now! Compared to smaller, more compact RVs, Skoolies are a larger option for DIYers wanting to hit the road! When building your future home on wheels, reliable transportation is extremely important! We can help you find the perfect bus to start your project! Check out the link below for Pre-Owned school buses and give us a call and so we can help find the perfect future home for you!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced  two school bus rebate opportunities in 2021.  they are: the 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebate Program and the 2021 American Rescue Plan Electric School Bus Rebates. Both rebate opportunities are said to total nearly $17 million combined funding for schools and bus fleet owners.  This is in an effort to replace older, highly polluting diesel school buses.  Read more here


To learn more about the rebate programs, applicant eligibility, selection process, and informational webinar dates, visit


Need more information on how to take advantage of this program?  Call the experts at one of our three locations at 844.256.6169



Mid-South Bus Center and BraunAbility invite you to attend our Training Class.  Discussion topics will include:  Lift Introduction, Service Available, Lift ID and Terminology, Operations Basics, Interlock System, Basic Electrical Connections, Electrical System, OB Occupied/Raised Switch, Basic Trouble Shooting, Hydraulic System, Switches, Adjustments & Maintenance & Cleaning Schedule.  Please register at one location below that is nearest to you.  All events times will be 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the week of May 3-5th.  Lunch will be provided for each member who has registered.


Carroll County Bus Garage
Date:  Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Address:  409 High Street  |  Huntingdon, TN 38344

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lunch:  Noon (Provided)

Register Here

Mid-South Bus Center
Date:  Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Address:  3512 Bill Smith Drive Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Lunch: Noon – Provided

Register Here


For nearly 50 years, The Bus Center has helped thousands find the right bus for their particular needs. In order to make your bus-buying experience as simple and stress-free as possible, we created The Bus Center Guide To Buying A Tour and Charter Bus. Inside you’ll learn:

  • Questions to ask before buying a tour or charter bus
  • How much will a charter bus weigh?
  • What floor plan do I need?
  • What options or special features will I need?
  • What’s the best option – buying or leasing?

Begin by searching our inventory by clicking here  Or call our sales representative at 844.256.6169




A bus ministry can be fun and rewarding for not only your church, but the whole community! That being said, a bus ministry can also bring serious and dangerous issues along with it if not carefully supervised and controlled responsibly.




safety tips for developing a bus ministry



What are some ways you can ensure safety for all of your passengers and the driver, all while bringing hope and love to your community through your bus ministry? Keep reading and find out!



Selecting the Perfect Driver



The driver or drivers for any bus ministry must be selected carefully. This is going to be one of the most important steps when it comes to developing the perfect program for your bus ministry.


school bus safety is a group effort!


While a school bus is a safer ride for a child than the family van or riding their bike, school buses can still be dangerous. Today there are so many more distracted drivers on the road and children darting out from and around buses during the boarding process.


We believe that school bus safety is a group effort and that the time to make the roads safer for school buses and keep our children out of harm’s way is now. Today, we’re going to go over some ways everyone can pitch in a little to help save lives on school buses every single day.


Go Over School Bus Safety Tips



When we think about the dangers of school buses, we often [...]

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