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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...
City buys private bus company, saving district $2M
July 22, 2009
The city of Pekin has been providing school bus transportation for local school districts for decades, but now it will expand service to rural areas outside the city, as well as special-needs students, through the purchase of Hoyle School Transportation.
T.G.I. Thursday?
November 1, 2008

To most kids, a four-day school week would seem like a dream come true. Who wouldn’t want a longer weekend? That’s one more day to play and procrastin...

Legislator calls for fuel tax exemption for bus contractors
July 3, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — Last month, Assemblyman Peter Rivera reintroduced legislation that would temporarily remove the diesel fuel tax paid by school bus con...
Air-conditioning compressor could make a ‘big splash’
April 1, 2007

A new development in air-conditioning technology could lead to significant savings for school bus operations.

Buses plow through snow
March 1, 2007

As with every other system in the country, we are constantly on the alert to save costs, and, as with most other systems in the snow belt, a major seasonal cost is that of plowing the white stuff off the depot lots so yellow buses can pick up the children on time.

Rising to the challenge
November 1, 2005

The challenge of running a school transportation program has many facets, including the unpredictability of people, machines, weather — and fuel prices.

Turning waste into profit
November 1, 2005

With the high cost of fuel, districts and bus companies across the country are looking for ways to offset budget shortfalls.

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part III)
October 1, 2004

31. Get a library card

Having trouble finding service manuals for older-model buses? Fear not. Most dealerships keep comprehensive service l...

School Bus Contractors Still Fighting the Tide
June 1, 2004

The funk created by the still-stalled U.S. economy, the dangerous quagmire in Iraq and the continuing threat of terrorism on American soil is being fe...

What's New in the Top 100
December 1, 2003

No-cost option for communication upgrade

Radios with telephone capabilities in addition to two-way function are used in an innovative comm...

Economic downturn provides opportunities
December 1, 2001

It’s time to tighten your belt - while at the same time re-evaluating your options in regard to the school transportation supplier community. ...

Lean Times for School Transportation As Economic Crisis Deepens
December 1, 2001

The combined impact of the flagging economy and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has created tax revenue shortfalls and forced public officials to scale...

Buses, Bells and Budgets
March 1, 1998

As school districts wrestle with budget issues, transportation managers try to eke out every possible efficiency in their operations. For many years, ...

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