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Ralph Braun: a pioneer in mobility
February 13, 2013
Braun, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at 6 years old, went on to develop innovative mobility products, including a motorized scooter and a vehicle wheelchair lift. The founder and CEO of The Braun Corp., who passed away on Feb. 8 at age 72, is also remembered for his contributions to safe pupil transportation.
Products at the NAPT trade show
January 29, 2013

Here are details on some of the new offerings from industry suppliers that were on view and announced during the two-day show in Memphis, Tenn. They include wheelchair lifts, a bus air-conditioning line and an integrated vehicle tracking and routing system.

Ricon launches new wheelchair lifts for school buses
September 18, 2012
Company officials say that the new TITANIUM line of wheelchair lifts is engineered with high-strength steel alloy construction that enables true 1,000-pound capacity.
Bill would set inspection standards for wheelchair lifts
August 1, 2012
Under the Ohio legislation, the rules adopted and enforced by the state Department of Safety would require that each lift installed on a vehicle used for pupil transportation be inspected by a person certified by the lift’s manufacturer. The inspector would need to sign a form attesting to the lift’s compliance with the rules.
Focused on occupant safety
November 10, 2011

Ricon Corp.’s K and S Series wheelchair lifts feature an interlocked restraint belt, as well as barriers to prevent excessive rolling on the platform. The company offers training for operators and technicians.

School system receives wheelchair lift-equipped hybrid buses
August 25, 2011
Rockland Board of Cooperative Educational Services in West Nyack, N.Y., put into service the two vehicles from Collins Bus Corp. last week. The buses were purchased through a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority award funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Clean Cities program.
Q'Straint to hold free training seminar
June 6, 2011
The company's eighth annual National Training Seminar will provide in-depth instruction on how to operate its wheelchair securement systems. Sessions include transit/fixed route, paratransit and school bus.
Simplifying Wheelchair Lifts
March 7, 2011

The wheelchair lift industry is moving toward technology that reduces equipment complications and helps users better understand how to operate and maintain their lifts.

Special-needs transportation: Looking back while facing forward
March 1, 2011

An expert on transporting students with special needs reflects on changes in the transportation of special-needs students over the past 25 years.

Feds give guidance on special-needs transportation
December 7, 2009
New Q&A document from the U.S. Department of Education provides clarification on IDEA regulations for transporting students with disabilities. Topics covered include communication, mainstreaming on regular routes and climate control on buses.
How to Solve Common Problems With Wheelchair Lifts
February 1, 2006

Misuse and everyday wear and tear on wheelchair lifts can keep them from running smoothly. Make lift checks a part of pre-trip inspections, and train drivers to recognize mechanical problems.

Functionality and Convenience, The Latest in Wheelchair Lifts
February 1, 2004

School bus operators looking to upgrade or purchase new wheelchair lifts understand the importance of features that ensure a safe, secure and comforta...

11 Special-Needs Driver Team Mistakes and Their Remedies
September 1, 2003

The school bus driver is the leader of the special-needs driver team and, as such, has many responsibilities to fulfill for a successful and safe rout...

Safe Transportation of Motorized Wheelchairs and Scooters
June 1, 2001

There is no doubt that motorized wheelchairs are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Some motorized wheelchairs have power tilt and power recline cap...

Keys to Proper Spec'ing of Wheelchair Lifts
June 1, 2001

With so many new types of wheelchairs on the market, spec'ing a wheelchair lift for a school bus has become a complex task.

Some help is availab...

How to Load and Secure Students in Wheelchairs
April 1, 2001

You have been notified by the special education department that a new student has moved into your county and that you will need to start transporting ...

Learning Through Competition at the Special-Needs Roadeo
April 1, 2001

Twenty-one teams gather in the parking lot of Metro Tech Vocational Institute in Phoenix on a chilly March morning during the National Conference on T...

Best Practices for Loading and Unloading Wheelchair Students
February 1, 2000

Although there are exceptions, industry experts say specific lift procedures need to be closely followed. Driver and attendant training is critical, they add.

Develop Safe Habits Around Wheelchair Lifts
August 1, 1998

Injuries to students and staff during wheelchair lift use are probably less rare than you think. Although school bus operators have varying wheelchair lift procedures, there are some basic safety tips that can be shared with all drivers and aides.

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