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FirstGroup exec joins safety group’s board of directors
November 24, 2009
FirstGroup America President and CEO Mike Murray will serve on the National Safety Council’s board of directors through 2010. He will help to guide the organization in its mission and serve as a trustee, assisting with development and fundraising efforts.
STA changes name, may sell shares in U.S.
November 20, 2009
Shareholders approve a resolution to change the school bus contractor's corporate name from Student Transportation of America Ltd. to Student Transportation Inc. Plans to list common shares on a U.S. exchange could go forward by fall of 2010.
Contractor supports Relay for Life with comical calendar
November 6, 2009
The “Dudes of Dousman” featured in the calendar include school bus drivers, a manager, a mechanic and even the town mayor. The men bravely volunteered to pose dressed as women.
FirstGroup supports efforts to reduce distracted driving
October 19, 2009
The company backs U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s proposal that would restrict cell phone use and ban text messaging for commercial drivers....
Brown Bus Co. celebrates 50 years
October 1, 2009

NAMPA, Idaho — Brown Bus Co. celebrated its 50th anniversary in August with an open house for community members, customers and employees, past and pre...

First Student wins four new contracts
September 21, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has secured four new student transportation contracts.

The contractor will serve Union (Mo.) R-XI School Distri...

STA acquires Jordan Transportation
September 21, 2009
WALL, N.J. — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has acquired Jordan Transportation Inc. and its related companies based in Butler, N.J.

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EPA approves NSTA ‘green’ certification program
September 9, 2009
WASHINGTON — Senior EPA officials have approved the National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) “Go Yellow, Go Green” fleet certification pro...
FirstGroup America celebrates 10-year anniversary
September 8, 2009
CINCINNATI — Sept. 13 will mark FirstGroup America’s 10th anniversary.

FirstGroup America’s history began in Scotland 20 years ago, when Gramp...

Delaware bus company fined for safety violations
September 1, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a civil penalty notice to Lehane’s Bus Service Inc. of New Cast...
NSTA takes on business strategies, government relations
September 1, 2009

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Business development and keeping the interests of the school bus industry at the forefront in government relations were among t...

85% of transportation staff signs on with new contractor
August 25, 2009
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Even with the arrival of a new school bus contractor, many local students boarding buses on Monday for the first school day were...
Agencies issue back-to-school transportation safety tips
August 19, 2009
With the 2009-10 school year getting into gear, state patrol agencies and pupil transportation organizations are issuing school bus safety tips for children, parents and motorists.
Keeping NSTA on Track
August 19, 2009

Donald Fowler brings his decades of experience in school bus contracting to the national stage as he becomes president of NSTA. He sees challenges for the industry but is committed to taking them on.

Brown Bus Co. celebrates 50 years
August 18, 2009
NAMPA, Idaho — Brown Bus Co. celebrated its 50th anniversary last week with an open house for community members, customers and employees, past and pr...
Durham takes delivery of hybrid Type A
August 18, 2009
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Durham School Services has received the first of its two NEXBUS hybrid-electric school buses from Collins Bus Corp.

The f...

Golf event to help send students to college
August 11, 2009
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Student Transportation of America’s (STA) philanthropic arm is inviting golfers to test their skills alongside the pros at a chari...
First Student inks exclusive deal with Collins
August 11, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has signed a long-term agreement with Collins Bus Corp. wherein Collins will be the exclusive supplier for the contra...
Tim Flood Named Contractor of the Year
August 1, 2009
One of the interesting aspects of the leadership team at The Trans Group is how many of th...
Rolling V deploys innovative tool to boost driving behavior
July 29, 2009
SOUTH FALLSBURG, N.Y. — School and charter bus company Rolling V Bus Corp. has selected GreenRoad to provide driving behavior improvement service. <...

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