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Calif. bus drivers gear up for national safety competition
July 11, 2012
Six drivers from operations around the state will head to Milwaukee this weekend to participate in the 42nd Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition. They will complete a written exam before showcasing their skills in one of three categories in a driving competition.
NSTA names new executive director
June 1, 2012
Ronna Sable Weber will step into her new role on June 26. She previously worked with the association on legislative and regulatory affairs as a senior associate with Prime Policy Group.
Collins' first NEXBUS rolls off assembly line
May 16, 2012
The redesigned line of Type A school buses is immediately available in all chassis configurations, including propane-powered and hybrid-electric versions. Company officials report that a CNG version will be available later this summer.
NSTA covers safety issues, funding in D.C.
April 27, 2012
The school bus contractors association meets with U.S. congressmen and senators on Capitol Hill. Topics covered include funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act and the relationship between public and private busing.
Hobson leaves NSTA
March 2, 2012
After about a year on the job, David Hobson departs his position as executive director of the school bus contractor group. President Magda Dimmendaal credits him for his work in membership growth and cash flow management, among other areas.
School bus fuel tax exemption preserved
February 23, 2012
Repeal of the exemption was under consideration in the Senate Finance Committee. The National School Transportation Association called on committee members to defend against the effort, which association officials said “would have been tantamount to imposing a tax increase on private school bus transportation providers.”
EPA awards grant to N.Y. contractor
February 16, 2012
Chestnut Ridge Transportation receives the grant to replace and/or upgrade the school bus fleets it operates for East Ramapo and Ramapo central school districts. The funding is awarded as part of the NSTA's "Go Yellow, Go Green" national campaign, which encourages cleaner operation of school buses.
Landmark Student Transportation names president
February 2, 2012
Kirk Flach joins the school bus company in the role, where he will oversee all aspects of its operations in North America. Flach, who has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, was most recently senior vice president of operations for National Express Corp.
Huntington Coach receives $50K fleet equipment grant
January 30, 2012
The National School Transportation Association and Zonar Systems co-sponsor the grant, and it was presented to the school bus contractor during the association’s recent Mid-Winter Meeting. Company officials say the money will be used to finish installing GPS technology from Zonar on its fleets.
NSTA works to uphold school bus contractor protections
November 17, 2011
As Senate committees take up a surface transportation reauthorization bill, the National School Transportation Association puts out a call to ask that senators support provisions that protect private school bus companies from transit encroachment.
NSTA, Zonar sponsor $50K fleet equipment grant
November 9, 2011
The grant will provide one bus company that serves a school system with the following technology from Zonar: Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report, GPS, real-time engine diagnostic reporting and Ground Traffic Control web-based software. Applicants must be current NSTA members, and applications are due Dec. 29.
Riteway taps solar power to charge buses
October 18, 2011
The contractor, which won NSTA's Go Yellow, Go Green award this summer, has taken a multifaceted approach to protecting the environment. The most innovative element is a solar station that supplies power for plug-in hybrid school buses.
Pupil transporters plan activities, issue tips for School Bus Safety Week
October 13, 2011
From industry associations to school districts to contractors, officials are gearing up to observe the national event, which will be held next week. Participation in Operation Safe Stop, poster and writing contests, and recognizing bus drivers for performance excellence are among the activities in the works. Officials urge students and motorists to use caution when walking and driving around school buses.
McCleery accepts permanent position at NSTA
August 18, 2011
Rachel McCleery, who has been with the association's central staff since early July, will serve as marketing and member assistant. In her new role, McCleery is responsible for contributing to the association's marketing and communications plan, and increasing membership.
NSTA elects first female president
August 2, 2011
Magda Dimmendaal is inducted into the position during the association's Annual Meeting and Convention in Baltimore. She has more than 37 years of experience in the student transportation industry and is CEO of Dousman Transport in Dousman, Wis.
Transportation Sec. LaHood promotes school buses on blog
July 28, 2011
Following his address at the NSTA meeting last week and a Love the Bus event in February, the U.S. transportation chief continues to spread the word about the advantages of pupil transportation. School bus service providers, he writes, “are connecting America's children with all of the great opportunities that come from the chance to learn, grow and succeed at school.”
Former NSTA staff member embarks on new career
July 26, 2011
Danielle Abe, who served as director of marketing and operations for the school bus contractors group, left the NSTA last Friday. She will be executive director of the American League of Lobbyists effective Jan 1, 2012, where she will be responsible for the league's 2012 membership drive, program development and financial management.
Kevin Clifford named Contractor of the Year
July 21, 2011
The president of Huntington Coach Corp. in New York has a passion for saving money for school districts and for growing the school bus contractor presence in the industry. Clifford and other contractors are honored at NSTA's awards ceremony.
LaHood speaks at NSTA convention
July 19, 2011
The U.S. transportation secretary addresses attendees, discussing the safety record of school buses and other related issues. Also at the Baltimore event, school bus drivers from across the U.S. and Canada vie for the top spot in three categories during the association's annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition.
Elliott to stay on in new role at National Express Corp.
July 5, 2011
School bus contracting veteran John Elliott, who previously served as interim president and CEO of National Express Corp., will focus on customer and employee relations and will represent the company within the industry.

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