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Making CNG history
September 22, 2010
A long time ago in a small school district in Colorado, Stan Scheer spearheaded a groundbreaking move. Scheer, now superintendent of a California district, recounts here how his school bus operation delved into compressed natural gas.
Another veteran state director to retire
August 10, 2010
Leeds Pickering began serving as Wyoming’s state pupil transportation director nearly 30 years ago. His career in the industry kicked off after college when he took a job driving a school bus.
Bus driver celebrates 50 years with district
August 2, 2010
Not long after high school, Donald Arndt was approached by school board members for the School District of Marion in Wisconsin who asked him if he would be interested in maintaining the district's buses. While was doing vehicle maintenance, a school bus driver position became available.
Former state pupil transportation director passes
July 20, 2010
Spence Holder, who died Sunday at 66, held the state director role in Arkansas for 12 years. He also served as president of NASDPTS and the Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference.
Thomas Built Buses founder to be honored
June 16, 2010
On Friday, Perley A. Thomas will be inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame. Thomas opened a streetcar manufacturing company, Perley A. Thomas Car Works, in 1916, which began manufacturing school buses 20 years later.
BESI founder passes away
June 2, 2010
After working for a Wayne distributor doing warranty work and supplying parts to school bus operations, Bill Moore started his own company, Bus Equipment Sales, in his garage in 1975. He responded to a need for quality school bus upholstery.
Large Bus Showcase 2010
May 27, 2010

Along with details on the latest Type C and D models, we spotlight three exemplary school bus dealerships. Read about their interesting histories, their commitment to the customer and their insights on the 2010 engine technology.

Longtime Indiana state director to retire
May 26, 2010
Pete Baxter, who chaired the steering committee for the recent National Congress on School Transportation, began his career in pupil transportation 30 years ago. He has served as president of both NAPT and NASDPTS.
School bus contracting veteran to retire
May 25, 2010
Barry Stock has been a fixture in the pupil transportation community since he launched Stock School Transport in 1988. He recently served as president of NSTA and was named SBF’s Contractor of the Year in ’97. He describes his career as “exhilarating and rewarding.”
School bus innovator to retire after 59-year career
March 23, 2010
Jack Parsons helped shape the school transportation industry in California and the rest of the country by thinking, experimenting and studying what was and asking what could be, according to A-Z Bus Sales.
Best School Bus Movie Scenes
March 3, 2010
What is YOUR favorite school bus movie scene? Share it with us here!
Film on Prestonsburg bus crash to premiere
December 30, 2009
Documentary includes an interview with a survivor of the 1958 accident, which claimed 27 lives when a school bus plunged into the Big Sandy River.
David Pace named Administrator of the Year
November 2, 2009
SBF presents the 36th award to Virginia’s David Pace, a veteran transportation director who has served as a mentor for many new people entering the field.
Q&A: Still Secure After 25 Years
October 1, 2009

As Q’Straint hits a milestone, President Jean-Marc Girardin discusses the company’s continuing quest to bolster the safety of passengers who use wheelchairs.

Brown Bus Co. celebrates 50 years
October 1, 2009

NAMPA, Idaho — Brown Bus Co. celebrated its 50th anniversary in August with an open house for community members, customers and employees, past and pre...

Veteran transportation director passes away
September 1, 2009

LEESBURG, Va. — Mike Lunsford began his pupil transportation career in 1968 as a student bus driver. He was only 16 years old.

In that role at ...

Brown Bus Co. celebrates 50 years
August 18, 2009
NAMPA, Idaho — Brown Bus Co. celebrated its 50th anniversary last week with an open house for community members, customers and employees, past and pr...
Cook-lllinois subsidiary celebrates 50 years
May 6, 2009
CRESTWOOD, Ill. — Cook-Illinois Corp.’s oldest subsidiary, Illinois School Bus, is celebrating 50 years in business today.

The company employs...

Cook-Illinois subsidiary celebrates 50 years
May 6, 2009
Cook-Illinois Corp.’s oldest subsidiary, Illinois School Bus, is celebrating 50 years in business.
Thomas Built renovates 1923 streetcar
August 7, 2008
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Six Thomas Built Buses employees recently began restoring a streetcar manufactured by the company — then named Perley A. Thomas Ca...

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