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Ridge Road Express Inc. opens new dispatch, classroom facility
November 24, 2008
School bus service provider Ridge Road Express Inc. celebrated its 80th anniversary last month with the opening of its new 4,800-sq. ft. dispatch and classroom facility.
Texas environmental agency awards grant to local school district
November 24, 2008
Judson Independent School District (JISD) has received a $249,304 grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) Clean School Bus Program.
Tags: emissions
FTA to clarify school bus terms for transit agencies
November 19, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Tuesday issued a proposal to amend its school bus regulations for transit agencies.
REMINDER: SBF, IC Bus to offer Web seminar
November 19, 2008
TORRANCE, Calif. — A free online session on Thursday will provide bus-specific tips for improving fuel economy.
Tags: IC Bus
Thomas Built Buses names essay contest winner
November 19, 2008
Hundreds of children across the country nominated their favorite school bus driver for the third annual Thomas Built Buses Children’s Choice School Bus Driver of the Year national essay contest.
Forsythe adds contracts in California, wins recognition in Alaska
November 19, 2008
Two California school districts have selected Forsythe Transportation to operate their school bus service.
Central States Bus Sales joins Girardin dealer network
November 19, 2008
Girardin Minibus Inc. has announced that Central States Bus Sales has joined its dealership network.
IC Bus maintenance program deemed a success
November 19, 2008
IC Bus completed its first IC University during the weeks of Oct. 13 and Oct. 20 in Tulsa, Okla. Over 150 school bus technicians from the U.S. and Canada attended the sessions.
Tags: IC Bus
Los Angeles district honors bus drivers for safety, attendance
November 19, 2008
Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) transportation branch celebrated School Bus Safety Awareness Month in October by recognizing 941 of its school bus drivers for safe driving and perfect attendance.
Is yours a “Green Fleet”?
November 12, 2008
TORRANCE, Calif. — For more than eight years, SCHOOL BUS FLEET has put the spotlight on outstanding pupil transportation operations with the “...
Thomas Built dealer Matthews Buses to serve Florida
November 12, 2008
Thomas Built Buses announced that Matthews Buses Inc. will now serve as its school and commercial transportation solution provider for central and northern Florida.
IC Bus hybrid units qualify for tax credit
November 12, 2008
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently added 10 IC Bus hybrid units to a list of vehicles that qualify for the Alternative Fuel Motor Vehicle Credit enacted by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Bus drivers, mechanics to be honored at basketball game
November 12, 2008
On Friday, Dec. 5, school bus drivers and mechanics from around the state are invited to gather with family and friends at the Anaheim Convention Center for a celebration in their honor.
SBF, IC Bus to offer Web seminar
November 5, 2008
TORRANCE, Calif. — A free online session later this month will provide bus-specific tips for improving fuel economy.
Tags: IC Bus
Propane industry offers updated fleet cost calculator
November 5, 2008
The propane industry recently launched the latest version of a fleet cost calculator designed to help fleet managers make a business case for operating propane-powered vehicles.
Alberta announces 10-point action plan for school bus safety
November 5, 2008
The government of Alberta is moving ahead with a 10-point action plan for improving school bus safety across the Canadian province. Implementing the plan will cost $7.5 million over two years, according to officials.
NAPT workshop focuses on special-needs data
November 3, 2008
Issues involving special-needs students were among workshop topics at the National Association for Pupil Transportation conference last week.
Bus configurations can create obstacles for special-needs evacuations
November 3, 2008
I recently had the opportunity to travel to many states throughout the country to present on emergency evacuation methods for students with special needs.
Edupro Group unveils new corporate logo
November 3, 2008
Edupro Group, sponsor of the National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers, recently unveiled a new corporate logo.
SafeGuard offers new platform for school bus seating
October 30, 2008
At the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) trade show earlier this week, SafeGuard introduced a new product platform for its line of school bus seating products.

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