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Anthony Foxx confirmed as U.S. transportation chief
June 27, 2013
The Charlotte, N.C., mayor draws bipartisan support as the Senate votes unanimously to confirm him as the nation's next secretary of transportation. He succeeds Ray LaHood.
Senator to speak at NSTA meeting
June 17, 2013
U.S. Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma will provide a keynote address at the school bus contracting group's 49th Annual Meeting & Convention in Tulsa. Association officials say that Inhofe is a strong supporter of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program.
School bus contractors to meet with legislators in D.C.
April 22, 2013
NSTA's Spring Bus-In will include congressional meetings, association committee meetings and the 10th anniversary celebration of the national Clean School Bus Program. NSTA Executive Director Ronna Sable Weber calls the event "critical to our success."
New Jersey school bus contracting veteran passes
April 3, 2013
Sandra "Sandy" Monteferrario passed away on March 29 after battling cancer. In 1967, she began working at Bergen-Passaic Transport Service and continued her career there for 35 years before retiring.
Another transit agency ordered to halt school bus routes
March 12, 2013
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) directs a Michigan agency to halt several routes that were introduced in 2010 to transport about 300 students. The ruling comes a month after the FTA issued a similar order to a South Dakota transit agency.
FMCSA names Gary Catapano to advisory committee
March 4, 2013
Catapano, the senior vice president of safety for First Student, is also involved in National School Transportation Association (NSTA) committees. Now, as a member of FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee, Catapano says he will "help the agency with the regulations that affect NSTA’s members."
South Dakota transit agency ordered to stop school bus routes
February 21, 2013
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issues the order to Yankton Transit of Lake Andes earlier this month in response to a complaint that the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) filed in 2011, finding that the agency’s school bus routes are not open to or meant to serve the general public. NSTA President Magda Dimmendaal says “we are glad to see violations such as this recognized and enforced by FTA.”
LaHood to step down as transportation secretary
January 29, 2013
Ray LaHood announces on Tuesday to the employees of the U.S. Department of Transportation that he will not serve a second term, but he says he will stay on until his successor is confirmed. LaHood showed support for the pupil transportation industry during his term, calling for funding of a program to promote the benefits of yellow buses, attending industry events and taking on such issues as distracted driving.
Zonar awards $50K grants to school bus companies
January 24, 2013
Don Carnahan, vice president of business development for Zonar, presents the grants to five contractors at the National School Transportation Association’s Annual Mid-Winter Meeting. The money can be used to outfit school buses with the hardware parts needed to utilize Zonar technology.
Markus Videnieks joins ASBC team
November 29, 2012
Videnieks will coordinate the execution of American School Bus Council priorities and lead various outreach efforts. He was previously a vice president at a large Washington, D.C., government relations firm, focusing on transportation issues and the legislative agendas of nonprofit hospitals and universities.
NSTA names new communications, marketing manager
October 31, 2012
Megan Benfatti joins the school bus contractors group after having established her own business and having led marketing campaigns and special events. She will work in government relations on behalf of NSTA and will be responsible for all internal and external communications.
Nonprofit aims to help veterans find yellow busing jobs
October 30, 2012
The Warriors in the Workplace organization debuted at the National Association for Pupil Transportation Summit last week, informing attendees of its initiative to help U.S. military members get back to work in the civilian sector — specifically the pupil transportation industry. President and Executive Director John Birmingham tells SBF that veterans can look for available jobs on the organization’s website.
Max Christensen aims to maintain association alliances
October 16, 2012

At this year’s conference in Memphis, Tenn., Max Christensen will become president of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services. He plans to keep the association focused on changes in technology, build upon its relationship with other industry groups and work on growing its ties to federal-level agencies.

NSTA welcomes marketing and membership assistant
October 8, 2012
Kate Gilbert joins the school bus contractor association in the role, where she will assist in facilitating membership programs, benefits, services, development and the day-to-day operations of NSTA. She previously served as an office manager for Sewell Heating & Cooling.
Longtime N.Y. contractor Larry Pierce passes
October 5, 2012
Pierce ran school transportation provider Pierce Coach Line for more than 60 years. He served as president of both the National School Transportation Association and the New York State School Bus Contractors Association, and he was named SBF's Contractor of the Year in 2008.
Rachel McCleery to leave NSTA
August 23, 2012
McCleery will end her tenure at the association on Aug. 30 to do press and correspondence work for a Michigan congressman. McCleery joined NSTA in July 2011 as communications and operations manager, and officials say she was a valuable asset to the association, having advanced its social media exposure and updated its operating systems.
Contractor of the Year profile: Kobussen Buses
August 16, 2012

The Wisconsin school bus operator delivers exemplary service to its school district customers — one of which Kobussen has been serving for nearly 75 years. Members of the Kobussen family have also been key contributors to industry associations, and they are known for lending a hand to colleagues.

NSTA honors outstanding contractors
July 19, 2012
More than a dozen school bus contracting professionals earn awards at the National School Transportation Association’s ceremony in Milwaukee. Percy Abbott of First Student wins the Distinguished Service honor.
Kobussen named Contractor of the Year
July 19, 2012
The Wisconsin school bus contractor delivers exemplary service to its school district customers — one of which Kobussen has been serving for nearly 75 years. Members of the Kobussen family have also served as key contributors to school transportation associations, and they are known for lending a hand to colleagues.
Winners named in national bus safety competition
July 17, 2012
Drivers from around the nation participate in the 42nd Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition. Mark Koelbl of First Student in Alberta places first in the Conventional Bus category, Antonio Perez of San Dieguito Union High School District in California takes top honors in the Transit Bus category and Russell Altizer of Montgomery County Public Schools in Virginia wins first place in the Small Bus category.

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