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School transportation workers unionize
October 14, 2010
Bus drivers and aides as well as crossing guards in Belvidere, Ill., vote to join the Teamsters union. The bargaining unit comprises 162 workers.
Former contractor returns to industry as consultant
October 12, 2010
Terry Van Der Aa, past winner of SBF's Contractor of the Year award, sold his contracting company Vancom Inc. to Laidlaw in the late 1990s. He now will join TransPar Group to provide his expertise in the area of labor relations.
First Student exec joins NSC board
October 5, 2010
Linda Burtwistle, president of the school bus contractor, will serve a two-year term as a National Safety Council board member, where she will help to oversee the organization’s strategic direction and finances. In related news, the organization honored First Student safety manger Lydell Banks for developing and implementing programs to improve safety at his New Orleans location.
NSTA: Statement from AFL-CIO contains 'reckless characterizations'
October 4, 2010
NSTA presents counterpoints to several assertions from a recent statement by the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO. Topics include regulatory oversight, emissions standards, unemployment insurance benefits, background checks and special-needs training.
IC Bus unveils new shuttle bus
September 29, 2010
The AC Series is the first fully integrated small shuttle bus from the manufacturer.
Durham School Services wins Mississippi contract
September 28, 2010
The contractor began providing student transportation services to Hinds County School District on Aug. 11. The 105 new buses are equipped with air conditioning systems, GPS, video cameras and electronic child-check reminder systems to help ensure student safety.
FirstGroup plc chief executive to retire
September 23, 2010
Sir Moir Lockhead, who has been with the company for 21 years, will hand over executive responsibilities on Nov. 1 and retire on March 31, 2011. He will assist the company and his successor, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Executive Tim O'Toole, in the transition.
Student Transportation achieves best fiscal year in its history
September 23, 2010
Revenues increased 17 percent to $267.2 million over the previous year, Chairman and CEO Dennis Gallagher said. A conference call held today will be archived on the company's Website.
School board votes not to outsource
September 16, 2010
Connecticut district won’t contract out its transportation services this year, although board members say that they may revisit the idea next year.
Atlantic Express extends N.Y. DOE contract
September 9, 2010
Under the agreement, the contractor will provide transportation services to students in New York City for five more years, a move that is anticipated to generate $1.4 billion in revenue. Atlantic Express has been serving students in the area since 1972.
Blake Krapf Named Contractor of the Year
September 7, 2010

The Krapf Bus Companies CEO has been a key figure in state and national associations while growing his family’s business. He recently secured a groundbreaking contract to privatize a school district operation in Virginia.

London bus operator to expand business in U.S.
September 2, 2010
Go-Ahead Group Plc operates about 120 yellow school buses in St. Louis in conjunction with its partner, Cook-Illinois Corp. Following a positive start to the project, the company’s CFO says the number of buses may double by next year.
NSTA donates more than $2K to Special Olympics
September 1, 2010
The association collected over $2,100 for the Special Olympics' St. Louis chapter in a raffle that was held during NSTA's annual meeting in July, and from the sale of old golf carts that were used for the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition.
District, drivers' association resolve outsourcing dispute
August 31, 2010
Collective bargaining agreement ends all legal action regarding the district's move to outsource transportation to Durham School Services. All the district's drivers become Durham employees as of Nov. 1.
NSTA Convention Features Notable News, Events
August 31, 2010

The association reveals that the Transportation Security Administration has completed its pupil transportation security assessment. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new initiative to improve large bus and truck safety is discussed. Attendees also celebrate two industry veterans who are retiring.

Illinois School Bus installs ridership tracking system on fleet
August 26, 2010
ZPass by Zonar Systems logs the date, time and location that a student enters or exits a bus and transmits the information to each school within a district. The contractor says that the system will be particularly useful during the first few days of school as drivers adjust to new routes and children learn their bus stop locations.
Atlantic Express boosts driver safety with GreenRoad technology
August 26, 2010
The contractor is installing the GreenRoad 360 service on its buses. GreenRoad 360 provides drivers and fleet managers with real-time feedback to improve driving decisions and performance while also offering online reporting, analysis and coaching on drivers’ abilities, maneuvers and patterns.
First Student names senior contract manager
August 18, 2010
Jim Ring will fill the position at the contractor’s Cincinnati location, where he will oversee all transportation operations for four operating lots. In other news, four First Student bus drivers were honored by the National Safety Council for their outstanding driving records.
Durham wins two more contracts
August 12, 2010
The contractor will serve school districts in Louisiana and Michigan under three-year contracts that began on July 1.
Durham wins four new contracts
August 5, 2010
The contractor will serve school districts in South Carolina, California, Mississippi and Tennessee under four- and five-year agreements that began on July 1.

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