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Florida driver named Bus Operator of the Year
August 27, 2008
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Missing Children’s Clearinghouse recently named bus driver Billie Jo Kaser the statewide Bus Operator of the Year.
U.K. school transport course covers U.S. practices
August 26, 2008
BIRMINGHAM, England — Aston University launched a new distance-learning course on school transportation that will cover best practices and case studies from the U.S. and other countries.
ASBC to host Web seminar
August 26, 2008
The American School Bus Council (ASBC) will host an informational Web seminar on Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. EST.
NAPT reveals 2010 conference details
August 21, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) announced key details of the 36th edition of its annual conference and trade ...
School bus workers speak out for livable wages
August 21, 2008
HARTFORD, Conn. — Unionized school bus drivers and monitors testified yesterday at a public hearing to ensure that the city’s living wage ordinance i...
Krapf joins Girardin dealership network
August 21, 2008
EXTON, Pa. — Girardin Minibus Inc. announced that Krapf Bus Sales has joined its dealership network.

Krapf Bus Sales is located in Exton, Pa. ...

Alabama governor endorses biodiesel grant program
August 20, 2008
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Bob Riley recently urged school districts to apply for a new grant that will assist in covering the cost of switching to B20 ...
IC Bus to host maintenance class in October
August 19, 2008
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Bus will host a new class in October for school district service technicians.

“IC University” will provide attendee...

Connecticut crossing arm exemption rejected
August 14, 2008
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — Older school buses in the state will still be required to have crossing arms, despite legislation passed earlier this year ...
Canadian association sets safety standard for activity buses
August 14, 2008
TORONTO — The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) announced the publication of a standard developed to provide voluntary requirements for activity b...
TSA to provide regional security workshops
August 14, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bill Arrington, general manager of the Highway and Motor Carrier (HMC) division of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA...
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SafeGuard offers seat belt advocacy kit
August 14, 2008
WESTFIELD, Ind. — Seat belt system provider SafeGuard has released its "SafeGuard 4 Kids" advocate kit in support of parents and other individuals wh...
NAPT prods NHTSA on seat belt testing
August 7, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced recently that it has begun testing new lap-shoulder belt systems ...
Thomas Built renovates 1923 streetcar
August 7, 2008
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Six Thomas Built Buses employees recently began restoring a streetcar manufactured by the company — then named Perley A. Thomas Ca...
SoundOff Signal names new president
August 7, 2008
HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — Mark Litke has been promoted to president of SoundOff Signal.

Litke, who was previously senior vice president of oper...

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Study targets condition of nation’s roads
August 6, 2008
LOS ANGELES — The Reason Foundation last week released its 17th Annual Report on the Performance of State Highway Systems.

The study, b...

Special-Needs Briefs — 8/4/08
August 4, 2008
Autistic boy exits bus at wrong stop, two-hour search ensues
EDMONDS, Wash. — The family of an 8-year-old autistic boy, police officers a...
Minnesota committee honors special-needs drivers, attendants
August 4, 2008
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota Special Education Transportation Committee, in cooperation with the state Department of Education and the Minnesota ...
Agency offers free diabetes guide for school personnel
August 4, 2008
The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is offering a free copy of its publication “Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for Sch...
New Jersey agency to fund mandatory school bus retrofits
July 31, 2008
TRENTON, N.J. — Under the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Diesel Risk Reduction Program, diesel-powered school buses in the state...
Tags: emissions

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