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IC Corporation to raise bus prices
February 1, 2008

WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Corporation will increase new bus prices for 2008 by between $2,500 and $3,000 in response to rising commodity prices, accordin...

Blue Bird plant recognized for quality, safety
February 1, 2008

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — IndustryWeek magazine has named Blue Bird Corp.’s North Georgia Body Co. plant among the top 10 winners for its 2007 “IW Bes...

Bus drivers, mechanics honored during basketball game
February 1, 2008

ANAHEIM, Calif. — On Dec. 21, school bus drivers and mechanics from around the state gathered with family and friends at the Anaheim Convention Center...

New York school district installs identification numbers on bus roofs
February 1, 2008

PERU, N.Y. — Peru Central School District recently painted identifying information on the roofs of all its school buses in an effort to make it easier...

FBI investigation finds corruption in NYC school bus industry
February 1, 2008

NEW YORK — In December, an employee of the New York City Department of Education (DOE), Geoffrey Berger, was arrested as a result of an investigation ...

Oregon reverses motorcoach ban
February 1, 2008

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Education issued a rule allowing a permanent variance for the use of motorcoaches by schools and school distric...

New York district mourns fallen driver
February 1, 2008

ANGOLA, N.Y. — Staff and students of Lake Shore Central School District mourned the loss of longtime bus driver Brenda Chiappetta, who was killed in a...

Spreading goodwill, good news
February 1, 2008

As we at SCHOOL BUS FLEET search the Web each day to see what the nation’s media outlets have to report about school buses, the articles on “ba...

No lack of imagination
January 1, 2008

After decades of serving the school bus industry, you’d think the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) might have run out of ways to k...

NAPT Technology Showcase
January 1, 2008

DVR automates video storage
Video+Plus is a DVR system featuring HandsFREE and VideoTRACK technology. HandsFREE Wireless Data Transfer aut...

In addition to its 800 school buses, Birnie Bus Service operates about two dozen motorcoaches.
8 Great Fleets in 2008
January 1, 2008

Family vision continues as bus company grows

Birnie Bus Service, Rome, N.Y.

It’s already been a long road for Tim Birnie, ow...

Steve Kalmes of Anchorage School District (left) accepts the SBF award from Publisher Frank Di Giacomo.
Steve Kalmes Named Administrator of the Year
January 1, 2008

Steve Kalmes, transportation director at Anchorage (Alaska) School District and a prominent figure in the school bus community, has been named SCHO...

Tags: history, NAPT
State Directors Discuss Belts, Bullying
January 1, 2008

State pupil transportation directors from across the country convened in Grand Rapids, Mich., in late October to discuss issues of national importance...

NAPT Gets Rolling in Grand Rapids
January 1, 2008

Pupil transportation officials waited anxiously outside the Grand Rapids, Mich., police department training facility as its Special Response Team evac...

NAPT News & Views
January 1, 2008

It's all about the numbers...or is it?

Numbers. They are everywhere in our lives. They may not always dictate what we do, necessarily, but...

Tags: NAPT
Thomas Built Buses names essay contest winners
January 1, 2008

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Hundreds of children across the country nominated their favorite school bus driver for Thomas Built Buses’ annual Children’s Choice...

IC Corporation hires new leadership
January 1, 2008

WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Corporation has named John McKinney its new vice president and general manager. In this position, McKinney will manage all aspe...

Tags: IC Bus
EPA, Scholastic Inc. promote clean school buses
January 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The EPA and Scholastic Inc. have partnered to educate children about clean air and to promote environmentally-friendly school buses...

Tags: emissions, EPA
Bus drivers train to become supervisors
January 1, 2008

With one of the largest district-run school bus operations in the country, Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools has a big need for transportation su...

NHTSA issues proposal on seat belts, seat backs
January 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unveiled in November its highly anticipated proposal on school bus passe...

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