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Operations honor staff during Love the Bus month
February 15, 2011
At events held around the country — many of which took place on Valentine’s Day — school bus drivers and others involved in transporting students are recognized for their dedication. Barbecue lunches and breakfasts are among the celebratory activities.
LaHood to attend Love the Bus event
February 9, 2011
The U.S. transportation secretary is scheduled to take part in a celebration being coordinated by the American School Bus Council in Maryland. Other key government officials have also been invited.
Pete Japikse Named Administrator of the Year
February 1, 2011

The Ohio state director has been involved in pupil transportation for more than 30 years. He is a driving force for improving school bus safety and service standards in his state.

Industry prepares to ‘Love the Bus’
January 26, 2011
School bus operations across the nation will hold events around Valentine’s Day to honor their drivers. The American School Bus Council coordinates and provides resources for the program.
New job opening at ASBC
November 30, 2010
The American School Bus Council seeks a coordinator to support its marketing and operational activities.
Please do raise your voice
June 24, 2010

A 2007 survey by the Pew Research Center found that only 66 percent of Americans could name their governor.

Que sera, sera?
June 24, 2010

It’s easy to get mired down in all the bad economic news these days. It’s everywhere and affects nearly everyone. As bad as it seems, there are actually choices for school bus professionals trying to deal with the new economic realities. Acknowledge that the “good ol’ days” have been replaced with a new reality requiring a more energized professional advocacy.

Feds to promote school bus use
June 17, 2010
The news comes in response to the pupil transportation industry’s campaign for a federally-funded program touting the benefits of school buses. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood tells members of Congress that NHTSA will begin creating educational materials next year.
School bus campaign now targeting Senate
April 6, 2010
After recruiting nearly 50 members of the House to sign a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, industry members are being urged to contact their senators. The letter asks LaHood to allocate funding for a public education program to promote school bus use.
More support needed for school bus campaign
March 19, 2010
The effort to create a federally-funded program to promote school bus use needs nearly 40 more representatives to sign on. A letter outlining the plan will be sent to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood next Friday.
ASBC urges support for school bus education campaign
February 19, 2010
The council calls on its members, industry officials and others to ask their congressperson to sign a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The letter outlines the benefits of utilizing school buses and asks LaHood to dedicate agency funding for a public awareness campaign that promotes school bus transportation.
ASBC encourages the public to ‘Love the Bus’
February 2, 2010
Students, parents and teachers can recognize and thank their school bus drivers this month as part of the Love the Bus program in a variety of ways, including making Valentine’s cards for the drivers. The program is also an opportunity for the public to learn about the environmental and safety benefits of school bus transportation.
ASBC to present Web seminar on Love the Bus
January 8, 2010
SBF-hosted event on Jan. 13 will provide attendees with tips on how to hold engaging Love the Bus activities, how to receive media attention and ways that the American School Bus Council can support their efforts.
Industry preps for 2010 Love the Bus campaign
December 15, 2009
A press release template for media market use and a Love the Bus toolkit are available to help school bus operations honor their drivers and raise awareness among students, parents and the community about school bus safety in February.
ASBC asks for $5M in federal funds
December 11, 2009
The pupil transportation industry coalition goes to Washington to drum up support for a public education campaign to promote increased school bus ridership.
Q&A: NASDPTS President Charlie Hood on Funding Challenges, Work With Feds
November 4, 2009

State directors are battling budget shortfalls, but NASDPTS President Charlie Hood says that they remain optimistic. The association’s work with federal agencies and other industry groups targets the betterment of school transportation.

Industry urges motorists to stop for school buses
October 16, 2009
This year’s National School Bus Safety Week, which kicks off on Monday, stresses the message “Avoid Harm, Obey the Stop Arm.” ...
Parent poll shows benefits of buses for students, environment
August 19, 2009
Many parents feel yellow school bus service has a positive impact on students’ academic performance, according to results from a recent survey conducted by the American School Bus Council (ASBC).
Industry rolls out Love the Bus campaign
February 4, 2009
As part of the third annual Love the Bus program, the pupil transportation community is encouraging the public to thank the men and women who safely ...
ASBC reports on benefits of school bus service in 2008
December 17, 2008
WASHINGTON — The American School Bus Council (ASBC) released its findings from an analysis of 2008 and the results of a recent survey.

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