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New president named for First Student
February 4, 2009
CINCINNATI — FirstGroup America has appointed Linda Bell president of First Student Inc.

Bell joined FirstGroup in January 2008, serving most ...

Tax Planning for School Bus Contractors: 2008 and Beyond
February 1, 2009
School bus contractors are facing higher fuel costs, increasing vehicle prices coupled with forthcoming higher emission control standards, and sho...
Q&A: An Appealing Option in Tough Times
February 1, 2009

Tightening budgets have led many school districts to cut transportation costs through such undesirable actions as eliminating school bus routes, i...

NSTA calls for support of transit encroachment protection
January 30, 2009
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) is urging its members to show their support for the Federal Transit Administr...
Report: Biodiesel not to blame for bus malfunctions
January 27, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Commerce said Thursday that biodiesel was not what caused a dozen school buses to malfunction in fri...
STA reports increased activity in privatized busing
January 14, 2009
WALL, N.J. — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has reported seeing an increase in the number of school districts interested in transitioni...
SBF to spotlight ‘Top Shops’
January 14, 2009
Is your shop top-notch? If so, we'd like to share your success with the rest of our readers.

It's time again for SCHOOL BUS FLEET's annual...

STA to provide services to Los Angeles district
December 23, 2008
LOS ANGELES — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has been awarded a contract to provide transportation services to Los Angeles Unified Scho...
Danger zone fatalities hit historic low
December 9, 2008
Five children in the U.S. were killed in school bus loading or unloading accidents in the 2007-08 school year, marking the lowest total on record.

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Forsythe adds contracts in California, wins recognition in Alaska
November 19, 2008
Two California school districts have selected Forsythe Transportation to operate their school bus service.
Is yours a “Green Fleet”?
November 12, 2008
TORRANCE, Calif. — For more than eight years, SCHOOL BUS FLEET has put the spotlight on outstanding pupil transportation operations with the “...
NSTA Midwinter Meeting to coincide with Motorcoach Expo
November 1, 2008

ALEXANDRIA. Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) will host its annual Midwinter Meeting in Orlando, Fla., next year.

The...

FTA issues policy statement aimed at stopping unfair competition
November 1, 2008

WASHINGTON — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in September issued a final policy statement to clarify its school bus regulations for federally...

NSTA Midwinter Meeting to coincide with Motorcoach Expo
October 30, 2008
NSTA will host its annual Midwinter Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Jan. 24-28, coinciding with the United Motorcoach Association’s (UMA) Motorcoach Expo.
STA Education Foundation to host golf tournament
October 30, 2008
The foundation’s partnership with the Nationwide Tour will help expand the foundation's ability to offer college scholarships to deserving high school students.
STA names president of its Education Foundation
October 23, 2008
Peter J. Pearson has been named president of the Student Transportation of America Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Student Transportation of America (STA).
REMINDER: New York City DOE seeks input from contractors
October 9, 2008
As it prepares to competitively bid out transportation services, the city Department of Education (DOE) has asked for input from school bus contractors.
New York City DOE seeks input from contractors
October 2, 2008
As it prepares to competitively bid out transportation services, the city Department of Education (DOE) has asked for input from school bus contractors.
Riteway launches sleep apnea program for employees
October 1, 2008

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Riteway Bus Service Inc., a family-owned transportation company, partnered with Sleep Apnea Solutions Inc. (SAS) to create a Sleep ...

STA reports earnings for fiscal year 2008
September 25, 2008
TORONTO — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has reported its financial results for fiscal year 2008, which ended June 30.

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