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The American School Bus Council went to Washington last week to drum up support for a public education campaign to promote increased school bus ridership.
ASBC asks for $5M in federal funds
December 11, 2009
The pupil transportation industry coalition goes to Washington to drum up support for a public education campaign to promote increased school bus ridership.
Child hit by car at bus stop, pedal misapplication cited
December 11, 2009
Police said that the 82-year-old driver of the car that passed the school bus accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake as she approached. The kindergartner later died at the hospital.
NAPT calls for proposals for 2010 conference
December 11, 2009
The presentation proposals should include practical information and advice and must meet the administrative or operational needs of industry officials. The submission deadline is April 15.
Blue Bird launches online propane calculator
December 11, 2009
The calculator is tooled specifically for the bus market and evaluates the average annual cost of the Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school bus.
President Obama’s nomination for administrator of NHTSA, David L. Strickland, has served on the staff of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for eight years.
Obama picks Senate aide to head NHTSA
December 9, 2009
As senior counsel of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Subcommittee, David L. Strickland is currently the lead staff person for NHTSA oversight. He is recognized as an expert in vehicle fuel economy, vehicle safety and driver behavior factors.
Blue Bird redesigns cockpit of Type C unit
December 8, 2009
The revamped driver’s area in the Vision school bus boasts ergonomic placement of switches and controls, an easy-to-read instrument panel, a redesigned electrical panel and a foot-applied parking brake, among other features.
In a three-year agreement, member schools of the National Junior College Athletic Association will receive "most favored customer" status and associated discounts from Collins Bus.
Collins Bus becomes NJCAA sponsor
December 8, 2009
In a three-year agreement, member schools of the National Junior College Athletic Association will receive "most favored customer" status and associated discounts from Collins Bus.
First 2010 emissions-compliant IC buses delivered
December 8, 2009
A Mississippi district receives 28 IC Bus CE Series school buses equipped with EPA-certified MaxxForce DT Advanced EGR engines from Navistar.
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.
D.C. petitions for control of pupil transportation system
December 7, 2009
In a court filing, city officials reportedly lauded D.C. Public Schools Transportation Administrator David Gilmore for establishing a well-run school bus system and believe it is time to return control to local authorities. The city hopes to have control of the transportation system, which only serves special-needs students, by July 2010.
Bus aide fired for misconduct
December 7, 2009
The aide, who worked for a Maryland school district, reportedly held a special-needs boy’s head out the window of his moving school bus following a discipline problem. The district’s transportation director may increase training for bus drivers and aides in light of the incident.
Dave Emerson tells SBF that his extensive training kicked in as he arrived at a bus stop where two girls’ mother had been shot.
Driver keeps kids safe at shooting scene
December 4, 2009
Dave Emerson tells SBF that his extensive training kicked in as he arrived at a bus stop where two girls’ mother had been shot. The board of his Indiana school district honored him last week for his decisive response to the tragedy.
The new Bird Bath cleaning and protection products are environmentally friendly, meeting the EPA Design for Environment program’s highest standards.
Blue Bird offers new cleaning line for buses
December 4, 2009
The Bird Bath cleaning and protection products are environmentally friendly, meeting the EPA Design for Environment program’s highest standards.
The new service facility at Hoglund Bus Co. Inc.’s main dealership in Monticello, Minn., connects the dealership’s parts warehouse and another service facility. The new facility is equipped with a hoist, jacks and a bus wash system.
New Hoglund facilities boost efficiency, customer service
December 3, 2009
Hoglund Bus Co. recently opened a service facility at its main dealership in Minnesota that has enabled the company’s technicians to work together. Hoglund also opened a new service location to further assist its customers.
Michael Kennedy (left), STA’s Atlantic Region COO, presented an award to Jeff Cote, of Manchester, N.H., in recognition of his 20-year career in the Air National Guard that included three tours of duty in Kuwait.
Student Transportation honors employees, military families
December 2, 2009
Employees receive recognition for years of accident-free service, charitable activities, and heroic rescues. Those with family members in the military were also recognized, as was a driver who previously served a 20-year career in the Air National Guard.
Forsythe serves as industry expert in consulting project
December 2, 2009
The contractor provided school bus industry best practices for a Middle Eastern bus company that recently won contracts to transport 500,000 girls to school, and also developed a strategic plan to help the company in its service.
Winner named for special-needs conference scholarship
December 2, 2009
American Logistics will fund an all-expenses paid trip for Betsy Schulthess, transportation safety coordinator at an Illinois school district, to attend the 2010 National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students With Disabilities and Preschoolers.
Report shows dominant safety record of school buses
December 1, 2009
Sixty-one times more children were killed in passenger vehicles than in school buses during school transportation hours in 2007-08, according to NHTSA data compiled by the California Association of School Transportation Officials.
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Illinois district to receive $60K in Zonar equipment
December 1, 2009
Freeport School District #145 was selected to receive a grant to fund more than $60,000 worth of Zonar Systems equipment to outfit the district's entire school bus fleet. The grant was awarded through a partnership with the National Association for Pupil Transportation.
Registration open for IC Bus’ spring maintenance program
November 30, 2009
IC Bus University training will be held in March in Tulsa, Okla., and will cover such topics as bus electronics and maintenance, brake systems, engines and air conditioning. The session is limited to 60 technicians.
Tags: IC Bus

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