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Q&A: New CEO of National Express Corp.
July 26, 2011

David Duke brings a wealth of industry experience to his new role as CEO of National Express Corp. Here, he discusses his objectives in the position, along with such timely topics as fuel prices and school district budget constraints.

Kevin Clifford named Contractor of the Year
July 21, 2011
The president of Huntington Coach Corp. in New York has a passion for saving money for school districts and for growing the school bus contractor presence in the industry. Clifford and other contractors are honored at NSTA's awards ceremony.
LaHood speaks at NSTA convention
July 19, 2011
The U.S. transportation secretary addresses attendees, discussing the safety record of school buses and other related issues. Also at the Baltimore event, school bus drivers from across the U.S. and Canada vie for the top spot in three categories during the association's annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition.
Student Transportation pilots busing program for magnet school students
July 18, 2011
When a Florida district cut transportation service for several magnet schools, company officials say they were contacted by parents looking for other options. Under the program, which offers a payment plan, parents can register for bus service online and suggest a bus stop for their child.
Ex-school officials indicted on transportation kickbacks
July 14, 2011
Federal prosecutors allege that a former board member and transportation director in North Chicago took in at least $800,000 over 10 years from school bus contractors, who are also indicted.
Krapf acquires Septran Inc.
July 11, 2011
Septran provides school transportation for special-needs students in Illinois and Minnesota. Blake Krapf, CEO of Krapf Bus Companies Inc., says that the owner and founder of Septran is ready to retire and wanted to ensure that the company he built continues to be family-owned and employee-centered.
Student Transportation to acquire four school bus companies
July 6, 2011
The contractor has signed letters of intent for each of the acquisitions, which are scheduled to close prior to the start of the school year in August. They will add more than 150 vehicles to the company’s fleet and annualized revenues of over $7.8 million.
Elliott to stay on in new role at National Express Corp.
July 5, 2011
School bus contracting veteran John Elliott, who previously served as interim president and CEO of National Express Corp., will focus on customer and employee relations and will represent the company within the industry.
First Student honors top-performing managers
June 28, 2011
The company presents its inaugural Presidential Awards of Excellence to contract and regional managers. Officials who rated best-in-class in safety, customer service and overall performance categories are recognized.
LaHood to speak at NSTA meeting
June 22, 2011
The U.S. transportation secretary will address school bus contractors at their annual gathering next month. The association also recently recruited U.S. Rep. Tim Scott as a speaker.
Former NFL player to start school bus service
June 20, 2011
Troy Evans forms LBS Bus Service with the hope of helping about 9,000 students from an Ohio school district who will lose bus service next year due to budget cuts. Drivers will be screened, and all of the district's rules and guidelines will be followed.
Krapf acquires Hash Bus Co.
June 16, 2011
Barbara Hash, whose family has been in the business for 50 years, calls the decision to sell “very emotional.” But the long-running school transportation operation now becomes part of another family business, Krapf School Bus Inc.
Bus brings art to Bronx kids
June 14, 2011
A repurposed school bus will serve as a mobile museum, visiting schools, community centers and parks with art and educational exhibits on board. The museum's director tells SBF that children in the borough are "dramatically under-served" in exposure to the arts.
First Student provides shuttle service for cycling event
June 8, 2011
First Student Charter Bus Rental provides transportation to VIPs, media and staff during Stage 7 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California. Eighteen small buses shuttle more than 600 passengers to and from Mt. Baldy in the Angeles National Forest to view the race.
Congressman to speak at NSTA event
June 8, 2011
U.S. Rep. Tim Scott will deliver a keynote speech to school bus contractors at the NSTA Annual Meeting and Convention in Baltimore. Scott has spoken in support of privatization efforts in his state, South Carolina.
First Student recognizes veteran bus drivers
May 19, 2011
Nineteen employees who work for the school bus contractor are celebrating 40 years on the job this year. First Student President Linda Burtwistle says their commitment to the students and communities they serve is commendable.
Student Transportation wins new contracts
May 17, 2011
The company will provide pupil transportation services for operations in Southern California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and northern Ontario in Canada beginning in the upcoming school year. Officials say the contracts will add about 250 vehicles to the company’s fleet and $13 million of annualized revenues.
School bus contractors take cause to Congress
May 12, 2011
At the National School Transportation Association’s Capitol Hill Fly-In, members meet with representatives to push for continued protections for school bus operators, including the federal fuel tax exemption and the ban on transit encroachment. Association President Donald Fowler calls it “by far the best Capitol Hill Fly-In NSTA has put together in many years.”
REMINDER: SBF calls for Contractor Survey participants
May 11, 2011
Managers and executives at school bus contractor companies are encouraged to respond. The deadline has been extended to May 16.
Durham, Stock Transportation celebrate employee appreciation
May 9, 2011
The contractors will recognize their more than 20,000 school bus drivers and support staff this month for their continued commitment to safely transporting students. Employees will be given lanyards with the logo for Enjoy the Ride, the contractors’ new employee relations program.

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