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NYC school buses take seniors on midday grocery runs
September 4, 2009
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration has launched a series of 59 initiatives aimed at making the city more livable for its growing senior population, including a plan to transport seniors by school bus on trips to supermarkets.
High schooler tackles armed teen on bus, saving 22 lives
September 4, 2009
YAZOO CITY, Miss. — High school student Kaleb Eulls is being hailed as a hero for his actions helping to save his fellow school bus passengers from an armed teen earlier this week....
Police department bolsters safety near schools with “safe zones”
September 2, 2009
Officers at the Odessa Police Department are periodically designating “safe zones” throughout the city in an effort to maximize safety among motorists and the public.
PTSI cancels fall conference
September 2, 2009
LIVERPOOL, N.Y. — The Behind-the-Wheel Trainers and Classroom Instructors conference, which was to be held at a Holiday Inn here Oct. 9-11, has been ...
Collins to offer propane-powered Type A school bus
September 2, 2009
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. has entered into an exclusive agreement with CleanFUEL USA to develop the first Type A school bus to operate on ...
Delaware bus company fined for safety violations
September 1, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a civil penalty notice to Lehane’s Bus Service Inc. of New Cast...
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Brake safety devices urged for buses
September 1, 2009
School buses and other heavy vehicles should be equipped with technology to prevent unintended acceleration, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded in a report.
Tags: brakes, NTSB
Propane Vision will continue after GM engine plant shutdown
September 1, 2009
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird will continue to offer its Propane-Powered Vision after the closure of a GM engine plant.

The school bus manufacture...

Zonar donates 10 scholarships to attend NAPT Summit
August 31, 2009
Zonar Systems has donated 10 scholarships for attendance to the 2009 National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Annual Summit, to be held in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 31 to Nov. 5.
After bus crash, NTSB reports on pedal misapplication
August 27, 2009
Accidental acceleration may have been a factor in the 2005 school bus accident in Liberty, Mo., in which two people were killed, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.
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Propane grants will fund purchase of 245 buses
August 27, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas — On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of $12.6 million to the Railroad Commission of Texas, the state...
Tags: propane
District sees danger in four-lane crossing
August 26, 2009
School bus drivers at Putnam County Schools are no longer allowed to cross all four lanes of a local roadway under a policy that the district recently implemented due to safety concerns.
Penning book helped bus driver beat cancer
August 26, 2009
For Lolette Hollabaugh, driving school buses has been a lifesaver — literally. Hollabaugh joined Leander Independent School District in 1995 as a bus driver and became a driver trainer about six years later.
85% of transportation staff signs on with new contractor
August 25, 2009
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Even with the arrival of a new school bus contractor, many local students boarding buses on Monday for the first school day were...
DOT sets dates for distracted driving summit
August 25, 2009
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold its summit on distracted driving Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
Teen heads successful campaign for clean school buses
August 24, 2009
PITTSBURGH — Peter Bartholomew, an incoming Pittsburgh Public Schools high school student, is campaigning for cleaner school buses.

Bartholome...

Tags: emissions
District board reverses driving speed policy
August 24, 2009
Huron School District 2-2’s board of education has reversed a policy that required the district’s vehicles to be driven 10 mph slower than the posted speed limit.
Girl fatally struck by motorist while leaving bus
August 20, 2009
Six-year-old Ashley Ramos-Hernandez died on Wednesday from injuries she sustained after being struck by an SUV as she disembarked her school bus.
Bus seating zones target safety
August 20, 2009
To bolster the safety of bus passengers, Dysart Unified School District implemented a new seating policy that separates students by grade range.
Registration open for IC Bus’ fall maintenance program
August 19, 2009
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Technicians can now register for the fall session of IC Bus University training, to be held at the company’s Tulsa, Okla., bus pl...
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