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PTSI offers training conference for instructors
March 11, 2009
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI) will hold a training conference for school bus instructors here in the fall.
Joint venture targets ‘advanced design’ school bus seating
March 10, 2009
M2K Seating Systems LLC and TK Holdings Inc. have jointly acquired all assets of SynTec Inc. in High Point, N.C.
Tags: seating
First Student wins Rhode Island contract
March 10, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded a contract for statewide out-of-district transportation with the Rhode Island Department of Elementa...
‘America’s Best’ competition slated for September
March 9, 2009
This year’s “Americas’ Best” competition finals will be held Sept. 22 to 25 in Greenville, S.C. The sixth annual competition will be hosted by Michelin America.
CEO of SoundOff Signal retires
March 9, 2009
Safety lighting solutions provider SoundOff Signal recently announced the retirement of CEO George Boerigter. He has relinquished day-to-day activities with the company but will remain chairman.
Tags: lighting
Texas schools push to change bus evacuation drill law
March 4, 2009
Lawmakers have filed bills to change the state’s school bus evacuation drill requirement after reportedly receiving complaints from school districts.
New Brunswick adopts school transportation policy changes
March 4, 2009
The province has formally adopted as official policy the standards for extracurricular travel and school vehicle maintenance that were introduced in 2008.
STA leases yard for alternative-fuel buses in Southern California
March 3, 2009
WALL, N.J. — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has leased an approximately two-acre industrial yard in North Hollywood, Calif., that will ...
Roadeo draws special-needs transportation talent
March 2, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — Top pupil transporters converged here over the weekend to test their skills in the 12th National Special-Needs Team Safety Roadeo.
Tags: roadeo
New Jersey school bus driver saves toddler’s life
March 2, 2009
TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Manchester Township School District (MTSD) bus driver Diane Courter performed CPR on a 2-year-old child last month, saving her life.
Q’Straint bolsters sales team
March 2, 2009
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Wheelchair and occupant securement system manufacturer Q’Straint has hired two new sales managers.

James “Bud” Fears wil...

Special-Needs Briefs — 3/2/09
March 2, 2009
Bus driver ensures special-needs students’ safety during tornado
EDMOND, Okla. — School bus driver Cynthia Wiggs was praised last month f...
IC Bus outlines agenda for spring maintenance program
February 27, 2009
IC Bus has released details about the spring session of its IC University training, to be held at the company’s Tulsa, Okla., bus plant the weeks of March 23, April 13 and May 18.
Tags: IC Bus
NAPT recruiting presenters for 2009 conference
February 25, 2009
The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) is accepting workshop and demonstration proposals for its 35th Annual Conference and Trade Show, to be held Oct. 31 through Nov. 5 in Louisville, Ky.
New grid method simplifies mirror adjustment
February 25, 2009
School bus operations are being offered an easier way to check and adjust safety mirrors on buses before departure from the yard.
Tags: mirrors
SBF calls for Driver Management Survey participants
February 25, 2009
TORRANCE, Calif. — It’s time again for SCHOOL BUS FLEET's annual Driver Management Survey.

Last year’s survey drew 211 respondents and cov...

Harper Power Products to serve as new Thomas Built dealer
February 24, 2009
TORONTO — Harper Power Products Inc. has added Thomas Built Buses units to its product lineup.
Stimulus includes $300 million for clean diesel
February 18, 2009
DENVER — The economic stimulus package signed by President Obama here on Tuesday contains potential funding for reducing school bus emissions and imp...
Florida bill would ban new bus stops from state highways
February 18, 2009
A bill has been introduced by state Rep. Chuck Chestnut to prohibit school bus stops from being located directly on certain state-maintained roads.
Kansas district, Durham partner with police to stop illegal passing
February 18, 2009
MERRIAM, Kan. — Police officers from departments across the Shawnee Mission School District geographic area began riding on school buses earlier this...

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