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As material shortages continue in the automotive industry, procrastinating the purchase of your next bus or shuttle may cost in more ways than one.  The Bus Center’s award-winning sales team is here to assist!  With the shortages of chips, steel and labor, businesses will need to order now to update their fleet in 2022.   Call to discuss all options for the unique challenges head.  Toll Free:  844.256.6169



Benefits of Ordering Now 
  • Save Money:  It’s a fact that prices will continue to rise due to the increase of demand on limited product as well as continued increases on materials used to manufacture the buses themselves.  Costs on the entire supply chain have increased which causes our pricing to increase.  By placing your orders now, you can lock in the current pricing and save big!  
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The 2021 Section 179 Tax Deduction.

In the market for a new or used vehicle for your business?  You will want to take advantage of the Section 179 deduction and the Bus Center is here to help!  Now through December 31, 2021, eligible business owners can write off up to $1,050,000 for any new or used vehicles purchased, financed or leased, and put into service in 2021.   The maximum about of $2,620,000 can be spent on eligible equipment before the available tax deduction is reduced.  Contact one of our representatives today and ask about the 100% bonus depreciation that is available for new and used equipment, after the spending cap has been reached.  The bonus depreciation is retroactive to September 27, 2017 and good through 2022.  Get all the details by clicking here

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Transportation South’s Mike Johnson Passes Away

Mike Johnson, Transportation South


It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our beloved friend and co-worker, Mike Johnson. Mike passed away the evening of Friday, September 24, 2021.  He will be truly missed at Transportation South by his many friends and colleagues in the school bus industry. Mike began his career at Transportation South in May 2001 in the parts department and held various positions throughout his career. His current position as Outside Parts Sales led him to the South Alabama territory where he worked with various school transportation programs.


The Celebration of Life Service:
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Visitation and Viewing: 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Funeral Service 4:00pm – 5:00pm


Location: W.E. Lusain Funeral Home
629 Goldwire Way SW
Birmingham, Alabama 35211

Mask will be mandatory and enforced.


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The Bus Center family of companies is pleased to announced Bitimec Wash Bots are now available for purchase at all three location in Atlanta, Birmingham and Nashville! These mobile washing machines for buses are a cost effective, easier and you will use far less labor, water and time. There are two type of systems available the 626-EZ Battery or 101-BB Teathered. Call us for more information or to schedule a demonstration at 844.256-6169.  Download Printable Brochure Here



According to STN Online, the FCC will grant another opportunity for school districts to apply for Emergency Connectivity Fund (EFC).  The EFC funds are available to help implement school bus Wi-Fi hotspots. manual pdf   The application process begins September 28, 2021. Read more:

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


We are Growing!

The Bus Center - Atlanta Moving to New Address!

The Bus Center – Atlanta is moving to a new location as of October 28th! We are so excited to get to move to a large building and continue to help The Bus Center – Atlanta grow every single day by being able to reach more people. If you would like more information on The Bus Center – Atlanta, please give us a call at 770.675.3738. Thank you so much for always supporting The Bus Center in all of our current and future endeavor’s.

Our New Address

110 Holt Industrial Circle

Acworth, GA 30101






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 think [...]

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