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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!

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

                                

 

MURFREESBORO, TN. – The Bus Center Family of Companies is proud to announce 2022 as its 50th year in business. Mid-South Bus Center (formerly Blue Bird of Tennessee, Inc.), was founded in 1972 by George Law as a Blue Bird dealer with a single location in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, making it the oldest bus dealer in the state under continuous operation.  His business partner, Ray Earnest, joined the company a few years later.
In 2004, the company became a Thomas Built Buses dealer and changed the name to Mid-South Bus Center (MSBC). In 2009, Law and Earnest sold the Tennessee business to Bucky Law, Steve Benefield, Chuck Lalance and Drake Earnest.  They formed an alliance for Mid-South Bus Center by becoming part of the Bus Center Family of Companies which also included Transportation South based in Birmingham, Al.  In 2015, the Bus Center Family accomplished [...]

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

 

To learn more about the rebate programs, applicant eligibility, selection process, and informational webinar dates, visit https://www.epa.gov/dera/rebates

 

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

 

 

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!  
  • Financing:  We can help you obtain up to 100% financing for term lengths up to 7 [...]
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.   The application process begins September 28, 2021. Read more: 

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