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Budget cuts force district to modify bus service
July 14, 2010
Beginning with the 2010-11 school year, a Missouri school district will only transport intermediate, middle and high school students if they live more than 1.5 miles from their schools, a half-mile increase from the district’s previous policy. The move is designed to offset an approximately $400,000 reduction in transportation funding.
Districts renew contracts with American Logistics Co.
July 12, 2010
The special-needs student transportation management company will continue to provide services for Seattle Public Schools and Washington County School District in Utah for the 2010-11 school year.
American Logistics to help serve Texas districts
June 4, 2010
The special-needs transportation management company has partnered with Innovative Transportation Solutions with the goal of improving services and reducing transportation costs for school districts statewide.
Michigan bill would outsource non-instructional labor
June 3, 2010
The legislation would require the outsourcing of all non-instructional support services in public school districts for contracts of $20,000 or more, typically food, janitorial and transportation services.
Navman Wireless to host fleet savings Web seminars
May 3, 2010
During the free seminars on May 11 and 12, a school bus fleet expert for the vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions provider will discuss how public and private pupil transportation operations can reduce costs, maintain profits and improve customer service by using fleet tracking.
Bill would aid in funding bus refurbishments
March 22, 2010
New legislation would allow Georgia school districts to refurbish existing units using state funding for purchasing new buses. Renovations would have to be completed by a school bus manufacturer or dealer.
District cuts special-needs bus routes
March 1, 2010
An Alabama school system is dropping the routes in order to reduce costs. The state Department of Education reportedly allows a school board to make a payment to parents instead of transporting students where it's impractical to do so.
How to Defend Fully Funding Special-Needs Transportation
February 23, 2010

Requirements for transporting non-disabled students vary widely by state and may be subject to far-reaching cuts, but requirements for disabled students are governed by IDEA. Still, opportunities exist to boost efficiency and reduce expenses.

STA offers 'stimulus plan' to school districts
February 17, 2010
The contractor has designated $100 million to help district-owned pupil transportation operations convert to privatized service with the aim of reducing costs so that more money can be spent on education. STA says it will replace older buses, hire local and existing bus drivers, and purchase equipment and supplies from local merchants.
Sen. proposes cutting busing for Utah high school students
February 2, 2010
Although such a move has been made in other places, some officials disagree with the proposal, citing traffic congestion, safety and other concerns.
District weighs options to reduce fuel costs
November 17, 2009
A Florida district’s finance advisory committee has reportedly asked district officials and students to calculate the cost-savings of running buses with less fuel in their tanks. While the move could improve fuel efficiency, it could also reduce operational efficiency.
2010 special-needs event to address timely topics
November 9, 2009
The National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers will cover such issues as the challenging aspects of transporting students with special needs, seating support and occupant restraint, and how to avoid unintended consequences of reducing expenses.
Anti-vandalism methods save $70 per window, deter damage to seats
November 9, 2009
Whittier school bus operation has implemented programs to deter vandalism to bus windows and seats....
Restructuring Transportation for Tight Budgets
October 29, 2009

Districts across the country are facing budget cuts — sometimes drastic. Pupil transportation professionals are examining innovative ways to maintain current levels of service with significantly fewer dollars.

Fuel incentive program saves department $28K
October 9, 2009
WALLED LAKE, Mich. — At its back-to-school meeting last year, Walled Lake Consolidated School District’s transportation department implemented a fuel...
‘Making a List and Checking It Twice’: Subjecting Cost-Cutting Strategies to a Second Look
October 9, 2009

By the time you’re reading this issue of SCHOOL BUS FLEET, you’ve either been “living” change or anticipating it. The comments I’ve heard at su...

What’s New in the Top 100?
October 1, 2009

New developments related to several of this year's largest school districts.

Heating Systems Help Reduce Emissions, Costs
October 1, 2009

Today’s engine heating systems available for the school bus segment help make vehicle start-up more efficient, reducing idle times and thus emissions ...

Bell time shift could save $1.2M
September 15, 2009
In order to decrease transportation costs, which many school districts across the nation are being driven to do, Brevard District Schools turned to its bell times.
District runs 1 bus with aide for special-needs students
September 14, 2009
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Prescott Unified School District officials have reconfigured bus routes in response to concerns from parents over the district gove...

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