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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...
$200 field trip grants offered for Massachusetts schools
October 9, 2009
BOSTON — Schools are being encouraged to apply for Big Yellow School Bus grants, which fund academic field trips during the school year.

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NAPT ramps up for 2009 Summit
October 6, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pupil transportation professionals will soon convene here for the 35th Annual NAPT Summit and Trade Show, to be held Oct. 31 throug...
Father funds school bus from his post in Iraq
October 6, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A father working as a contractor in Iraq spearheaded a campaign recently to secure school bus transportation for his daughter and ot...
School bus driver saves choking student
October 5, 2009
Here, Grant Reppert, director of transportation at Gwinnett County Public Schools, describes how one of the district’s drivers saved the life...
Thomas Built Buses names essay contest winners
October 5, 2009
HIGH POINT, N.C. — More than 1,000 entries were received for the fourth annual Thomas Built Buses Children’s Choice School Bus Driver of the Year nat...
Q&A: Still secure after 25 years
October 5, 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 w...
Parking sweep causes hardship for special-needs driver
October 5, 2009
CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. — Village board and staff here have recently initiated a crackdown on vehicles over a certain weight parking in residential are...
3 killed as car collides with special-needs bus
October 5, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz. — A passenger car collided head-on with an Altar Valley School District bus on Sept. 22, causing three fatalites.

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In the U.S. DOT’s summit on distracted driving, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said a forthcoming rulemaking will seek to disqualify school bus drivers convicted of texting while driving from maintaining their commercial driver’s licenses.
Feds aim to crack down on texting bus drivers
October 5, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A forthcoming federal rulemaking will seek to disqualify school bus drivers convicted of texting while driving from maintaining th...
Transfinder to serve Maine’s school districts
October 1, 2009
Transfinder Corp. of Schenectady, N.Y., and Atlanta-based Core Education and Consulting Solutions have been selected by the Maine Department of Educa...
NAPT names ‘America’s Best’
September 29, 2009
GREENVILLE, S.C. — On Friday, the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) named the winners of its 2009 “America’s Best Technician” and ...
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Bus rider program cuts referrals by more than half
September 29, 2009
MARIETTA, Ga. — With the goal of increasing school bus safety, Cobb County School District has implemented an innovative program for student management.
Scholarship offered for special-needs conference
September 29, 2009
MCLEAN, Va. — One industry professional will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Orlando, Fla., next year to attend the 19th National Conference and...
Distracted drivers a factor in vehicle-train crashes
September 28, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal statistics show that inattentive drivers contribute to approximately 3 percent of all vehicle-train crashes at highway-rail grade crossings.
Is TCI responsible for U.S. Bus recalls?
September 25, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Before U.S. Bus ceased operations in 2007, the Type A school bus manufacturer filed at least 15 reports with the National Highway ...
NTSB fills senior management positions
September 25, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two senior management positions at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have been filled.
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IC Bus solidifies multi-year deal with paint supplier
September 22, 2009
NORCROSS, Ga. — Following an extensive review and product testing process, AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes Americas has become the approved paint suppli...
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Los Angeles district officials, bus drivers reach labor agreement
September 22, 2009
All Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school bus drivers will take six furlough days, a pay cut worth $1 million, as a partial solution to offset the district’s current budget shortfall. In exchange, the district will restore the hours of 192 full-time drivers.
Clark County maintains service despite budget cut
September 22, 2009
Clark County School District had to cut more than $5 million from its transportation budget, but the operation has employed a few strategies to maintain the same level of service.

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