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NCST modifies writing committees
May 14, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS — Officials of the National Congress on School Transportation (NCST) have made changes to the various NCST committees, including ass...
Tags: NCST
Application deadline nears for Ohio biodiesel grant program
May 13, 2008
COLUMBUS, Ohio — School districts interested in running their fleets on B20 biodiesel can receive financial assistance through the School Bus Soy Bio...
Tags: biodiesel
Driver dies after Virginia school bus crash, seven injured
May 9, 2008
CHARLOTTE COURT HOUSE, Va. — Seven Charlotte County Public Schools students were injured after their bus ran off the road and hit a tree yesterd...
Research firm to present school bus telematics market briefing
May 8, 2008
PALO ALTO, Calif. — Business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan’s Automotive and Transportation Group has announced details for its 2008 Q...
AFVi to educate drivers, techs during conference
May 8, 2008
LAS VEGAS — In conjunction with its conference being held in Las Vegas next week, the Alternative Fuel Vehicles Institute (AFVi) is offering a s...
National Transportation Week to highlight school buses in Detroit
May 8, 2008
ARLINGTON, Va. — National Transportation Week 2008 will be held May 11-17 in Detroit, with a variety of events scheduled to promote awareness about t...
First Student, Thomas Built sign contract
May 8, 2008
CINCINNATI — First Student has signed a $90 million contract with Thomas Built Buses to supply Type D Saf-T-Liner school buses over the next thr...
Blue Bird wins manufacturing award
May 7, 2008
ATLANTA — Blue Bird’s North Georgia Body Co. plant was honored today with the Shingo Bronze Medallion, which recognizes operational excellence in man...
Pregnant bus attendant saves child from oncoming traffic
May 7, 2008
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — On April 18, Krystle Cushing, a bus attendant for RichLee Vans Inc., rushed out of her bus to rescue a child who had ridden...
C.E. White Co. ownership shifts
May 6, 2008
NEW WASHINGTON, Ohio — Austin Capital Partners and The C.E. White Co. executives have acquired all of the outstanding C.E. White stock from the p...
Tags: seating
First Student donates $5,000 to special-needs organization
May 5, 2008
CINCINNATI — Last month, First Student donated $5,000 to Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based The Help Group in conjunction with National Autism Awareness Mont...
Building and Maintaining a Partnership with Special Educators
May 5, 2008
Educational literature is overflowing with encouragement to build partnerships. Whether it’s due to lack of knowledge or opportunity, or fear...
Tags: IEP
EPA awards grant for District of Columbia school buses
May 5, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The EPA has awarded a $224,540 grant to the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) as part of its Clean School Bus USA prog...
Tags: emissions, EPA
Minnesota Legislature votes to change Type III driver requirements
May 1, 2008
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Under a bill passed by the Minnesota State Legislature, drivers licensed to operate Type III vehicles for school districts would be...
Students charged for bus vandalism
April 29, 2008
PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — Thirteen students who attend a local high school have been charged for allegedly participating in acts of vandalism at the...
Ohio to observe School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
April 29, 2008
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohioans are reminded to show their support for school bus drivers during School Bus Driver Appreciation Day on May 5.

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Medic roams jungle in school bus
April 24, 2008
When Bryan Buchanan, founder and operator of Jungle Medic Missions, realized that he needed a mobile hospital for his medical missionary work in ...
Louisiana bill would ban cell phone use by bus drivers
April 23, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana House transportation committee last week approved a bill that would prohibit bus drivers from talking on a cell phone ...
Ontario school board unifies transportation policy
April 23, 2008
BURLINGTON, Ontario — Halton District School Board trustees have voted to improve transportation services for students in grades 6, 7 and 8.

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Yellow buses touted as green way to school
April 22, 2008
In conjunction with Earth Week, pupil transportation industry officials launched a drive to reduce carbon emissions by getting more students to ride ...

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