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SBF's 2006 Contractor Showcase
March 1, 2006

Meet three of the nation's largest school bus contractors, and find out what separates them from the rest of the pack.

NSTA looks at Head Start, EPA funding at winter meeting
March 1, 2006

MAUI, Hawaii — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) addressed a number of critical issues facing the pupil transportation industry at its mid-winter meeting in late January.

Keeping Warm in the Dead of Winter
December 1, 2005

The winter season ushers in some extreme weather conditions that can take a toll on transportation operations. A school bus contractor in Alaska discusses what it takes to keep passengers, staff and equipment safe and warm.

Q&A: New President Aims at Growth, Group Efforts
September 1, 2005

At the National School Transportation Association's (NSTA) recent convention in Washington, D.C., John Corr officially took over as the group's presid...

Top contractors honored at NSTA's annual meeting in nation's capital
September 1, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) announced its 2005 award winners at its 41st annual meeting, held July...
Michael Ely Named Contractor of the Year
August 1, 2005

When Michael Ely discovered that an educational services commission (ESC) in New Jersey was negotiating with school districts to provide service with ...

Chicago contractor runs with biodiesel
June 1, 2005
OAK FOREST, Ill. — Chicago School Transit recently began fueling its buses with a B20 blend of biodiesel fuel.

The move is part of the Illinois Cl...

New Jersey contractor passes away at Warrensburg conference
June 1, 2005
WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Dennis Hammell, a prominent figure in the private pupil transportation sector, died in mid-May of an apparent heart attack. He wa...
Finding positives in cost challenges
June 1, 2005
First, I’d like to extend my condolences to family and friends of Dennis Hammell, a venerable school bus contractor in New Jersey who served the indus...
An open letter to my successor
June 1, 2005
On July 20, Dale Krapf will hand over the presidency of the National School Transportation Association to John Corr. Dear John:

It’s tim...

Small Contractors Embrace Growing Challenges
June 1, 2005

The business of transporting schoolchildren has gotten a little tougher over the past few years, with rising costs of fuel, insurance and equipment co...

SBF's 2005 Contractor Showcase
March 1, 2005

Atlantic Express Transportation Group

Staten Island, N.Y.

Atlantic Express Transportation Group Inc. had only 16 vans providing s...

Collaboration is Key to Success in Romeoville
February 1, 2005

Providing quality transportation service to special-needs students is a team effort at Valley View School District (VVSD) in Romeoville, Ill.

The...

NSTA teams with motorcoach group
December 1, 2004

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) will partner with the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) to improve NSTA’s op...

First Student raises its visibility
December 1, 2004

CINCINNATI — Employees at First Student Inc. began sporting lime green reflective vests earlier this year as part of an initiative to prevent pedestri...

NSTA fixes tax bill, protects contractors
December 1, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) spotted language in the new American Jobs Creation Act that it said could hav...
Magda Dimmendaal Named Contractor of Year
August 1, 2004

Upon starting her first job in pupil transportation 31 years ago, Magda Dimmendaal didn’t expect to become an industry leader. She started as a bus dr...

School bus contractors share $500,000 retrofit grant
August 1, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) awarded grants totaling $500,000 to six school bus operators at the En...

40 years of influence - and counting
June 1, 2004
The National School Transportation Association is 40 years old this year. We think that’s cause for celebration, and we’ll be rolling out the red carp...
School Bus Contractors Still Fighting the Tide
June 1, 2004

The funk created by the still-stalled U.S. economy, the dangerous quagmire in Iraq and the continuing threat of terrorism on American soil is being fe...

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