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Q&A: Budgetary Challenges Pressure the Whole Industry
March 1, 2003

Tom Cellitti, vice president/general manager of International Truck and Engine Corp.’s Bus Vehicle Center, got a working introduction to school buses ...

2002 in Review: The Top 10 News Stories
December 1, 2002

As we near the end of 2002, SBF recaps 10 major news events (in no particular order) that affected the pupil transportation industry this year. Multip...

NASDPTS: State Directors Grapple With Tough National Issues
December 1, 2002

High-profile issues such as school bus occupant protection, school travel research and diesel emissions programs were hot topics at the 2002 conferenc...

Occupant Safety Debate Heats Up at 2002 NAPT Show
December 1, 2002

Although the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show convened once again with a focus on several ...

Head Start Program Fosters Team Environment, Community Support
November 1, 2002

The Economic Opportunity Foundation's (EOF) Head Start program in Kansas City, Kan., bases its success upon a simple philosophy — putting childre...

Q&A: Funding, Lap/Shoulder Belts Challenge the Industry
November 1, 2002

The issues of occupant protection on school buses and school transportation funding have been brought into focus recently by reports issued by the Nat...

Campaign Essentials: Spreading the Word About Stop-Arm Running
September 1, 2002

Stop-arm runners plague school bus drivers nationwide. One driver from Ohio explains it this way: "It seems to be the same story every day. At least o...

Tips on Spec’ing Pre-K School Buses
December 1, 2001

Because the population of pre-kindergarten children being transported to and from schools, childcare centers and Head Start agencies in school buses h...

NHTSA won't be rushed into upgrading bus safety
December 1, 2000

It appears that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) two-year research program to create “the next generation of occupant protection in school buses” is going to stretch into a three-year program — or beyond.

How to select and use child safety restraint systems
November 1, 2000

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a new brochure offering guidelines for choosing and using child safety restraint systems (CSRS) on school buses.

Let unbiased experts develop national specs, procedures
November 1, 2000

During the past 60 years, school transportation professionals from around the United States have gathered on 13 occasions to develop specifications and recommendations for the industry.

Violence Prevention Is a Top Concern for Special-Needs Transporters
April 1, 2000

Transporting Students with Disabilities Conference focuses on violence prediction and prevention, which comes through understanding students' needs, treating them with respect and enforcing rules.

Should School Buses Have Rear Underride Guards?
February 1, 2000

Transportation managers should inventory their fleets and assess their risks. And drivers should be trained how to respond to an underride crash.

Evaluating the Safety of Lap Belts on Small School Buses
September 1, 1999

By focusing the seat-belt debate on large school buses, have we overlooked the potential danger of lap belts on small buses?

New Focus on Safety in the Next Millennium?
August 1, 1999

How the school bus industry should look at 'man and machine' for incremental safety improvements.

Four days to safer installation of child safety seats in buses
April 1, 1999

If the school bus is indeed an extension of the classroom, then a change in education is evidenced by the passengers who are being transported today.

Playing with Fire?
December 1, 1998

Although NHTSA is reluctant to require its use, flame-retardant seating material is making inroads in the school bus industry.

New NHTSA study spurs hope, anxiety
September 1, 1998

Something is gaining on the school transportation industry. It’s the mounting pressure to address the issue of seat belts on school buses.

A Look Back at the Carrollton, Ky., Tragedy
April 1, 1998

Ten years ago, a horrifying school bus accident killed 27 youngsters. Since then, emergency exit standards have been upgraded, and a push is being made to reduce the number of pre-1977 buses on the road.

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