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Protesters arrested at Detroit bus terminals
August 1, 2004

DETROIT — Police arrested nine protesters who tried to prevent school buses from leaving their terminals on Detroit Public Schools’ second day ...

Steep fuel prices put pupil transporters on guard
August 1, 2004

School bus operators across the country are faced with the challenge of finding strategies to soften the problem of elevated fuel costs for the upcomi...

Thomas unveils state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in High Point
August 1, 2004

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses has officially opened its new 275,000-square-foot school bus manufacturing plant.

The $39.7 million f...

Playing it safe
August 1, 2004

In school bus transportation, you often use phrases like “precious cargo” and “safety is our top priority.” These are apt descriptions of your passeng...

50 years after Brown
June 1, 2004

The United States recently observed the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown vs. the Board of Education.

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7 Ways Transportation Supervisors Can Beat the Clock
June 1, 2004

You are the Head Start transportation supervisor, and, like most of your colleagues, you wear multiple hats.

Transporting children safely to and f...

Disappearing Act
June 1, 2004

Driver absenteeism can make a transportation manager’s life miserable. When drivers do not come to work, a dark veil is cast over the entire departmen...

What You Need to Know About Transporting Homeless Students
June 1, 2004

The challenge of homelessness confronts cities, counties and school districts across America, not just in major metropolitan areas.

When the McKin...

GMA anchor recounts bus driving days
June 1, 2004

NEW YORK — In a recent ABC News series, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts recalled her first job in 1978-79 as a school bus driv...

Students, administrators test lap-shoulder belt system
June 1, 2004

WESTFIELD, Ind. — IMMI, a manufacturer of occupant restraint systems, is concluding a pilot program to test its SafeGuard school bus seats with...

Streamlined school buses at the end of this tunnel?
June 1, 2004

PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner LLC recently unveiled the world’s first “truck-specific” wind tunnel, but it’s likely that research done at the f...

County official guilty of slapping bus driver
June 1, 2004
MARION, Ind. — A county councilman has admitted to striking a school bus driver after a near collision last fall between the official’s 80,000-...
Driver pleads guilty to felony child abuse
June 1, 2004
MILWAUKEE — A school bus driver who threatened one of his passengers — a 9-year-old boy with Down syndrome — has pleaded guilty to felony child...
Bus advertising gets new look
June 1, 2004
Cash-strapped school districts around the country are looking more closely at proposals to sell advertising on the interior and exterior of school bus...
Budget cuts hit home
June 1, 2004
At a recent school board meeting in my hometown, police and fire personnel were summoned because a crowd of parents and teachers not only overflowed t...
Understanding Why Drivers Are Satisfied With Their Jobs
April 1, 2004

Four of five school bus drivers are satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs, according to a recent SBF survey. But what’s behind this high ...

Saluting the front lines
April 1, 2004
Occasionally we need to remind ourselves of the critical importance of the individuals who actually carry out the mission of transporting America’s fu...
Texas district finds good fit with routing software, shares success with others
April 1, 2004

AUSTIN, Texas — Dan Roberts, director of transportation and long-range planning at Round Rock School District in Austin, Texas, has come up wit...

Phoenix school district tests integrated inspection system
April 1, 2004

PHOENIX — Paradise Valley Unified School District’s transportation department has begun a pilot program that integrates Zonar System’s electron...

Blue Bird nears completion of plant renovations
April 1, 2004

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. reports that it will complete a $12.6-million renovation of its three North American facilities in May. The renovat...

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