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Los Angeles district officials, bus drivers reach labor agreement
September 22, 2009
All Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school bus drivers will take six furlough days, a pay cut worth $1 million, as a partial solution to offset the district’s current budget shortfall. In exchange, the district will restore the hours of 192 full-time drivers.
Clark County maintains service despite budget cut
September 22, 2009
Clark County School District had to cut more than $5 million from its transportation budget, but the operation has employed a few strategies to maintain the same level of service.
Keeping NSTA on Track
August 19, 2009

Donald Fowler brings his decades of experience in school bus contracting to the national stage as he becomes president of NSTA. He sees challenges for the industry but is committed to taking them on.

Safety programs can’t go unfunded
August 1, 2009

The school bus fleet at Traverse City Area Public Schools is in top shape. It has passed Michigan’s state inspections at 100 percent for the ...

Stimulus includes $300 million for clean diesel
February 18, 2009
DENVER — The economic stimulus package signed by President Obama here on Tuesday contains potential funding for reducing school bus emissions and imp...
California budget crisis spurs grant freeze
January 9, 2009
EL MONTE, Calif. — The California Air Resources Board (ARB) this week informed air districts, school districts and new school bus and diesel particul...
NAPT News & Views: Let 'em walk?
August 1, 2008

The presidential candidates are not talking about it. Major media outlets are still mostly ignoring it. But it’s occurring in every community coast...

Key School Transportation Issues — From Coast to Coast
December 1, 2003

With calendar year 2003 drawing to a close, SBF contacted school bus officials from across the United States to assess the current state of the...

How to Squeeze Every Penny From Your Bottom Line
June 1, 2003

After 16 years as a pupil transportation consultant and 23 years in student transportation, I can say that 2003 has posed the most significant budget ...

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 ...

Torn Apart: The Transportation Budget Struggle
November 1, 2002

One of the most common laments these days among school transportation operators is that there just isn't enough money to go around. Budget shortfalls ...

What's Your Biggest Challenge for the 2002-2003 School Year?
September 1, 2002

With the arrival of the 2002-03 school year, the pupil transportation industry once again gears up for approximately 180 days of challenges. All chall...

Tight Budgets Force Fleets to Look at Bus Purchase Options
March 1, 2002

Cary Hartwig had a problem. The transportation supervisor at Northwood-Kensett Community Schools in Northwood, Iowa, needed to replace two buses in hi...

Can Parent-Pay Systems Alleviate Your Budget Woes?
December 1, 2000

As school transportation funding grows increasingly slim, school bus operators nationwide struggle to make ends meet. Here’s how some have turned to parents for added support.

Don't let high fuel prices affect your safety program
September 1, 2000

All of us who drive regularly have felt the sting of sky-high fuel prices over the past several months.

SBF Roundtable: Contractors dissent on safety measures, impact of tight school budgets
June 1, 1998

Other hot topics include effects of consolidation, the driver shortage and fears of industry domination by mega-contractors.

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