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District earns ASE honor
April 1, 2008

BILOXI, Miss. — For parents searching for a first-class school system for their children, the presence of a first-rate transportation department is...

Van driver charged in fatal bus crash
April 1, 2008

COTTONWOOD, Minn. — This rural community in southwestern Minnesota was shaken by a school bus crash in February that took the lives of four studen...

Learning from tragedy
April 1, 2008

In my previous column, I wrote about how we at SCHOOL BUS FLEET had recently come across an abundance of articles covering “good” news rela...

Rumble in Rochester
March 1, 2008

It’s a case that refused to end quickly or quietly.

Throughout last year, we provided multiple updates on the conflict over the Rochester-Genesee ...

Product Highlights
March 1, 2008

Restraint system designed for special-needs students
The SafeGuard STAR Special Needs is a five-point restraint system for special-needs s...

Bus Lifts Reach New Heights
March 1, 2008

Photo above: Security devices built within ARI-HETRA’s Heavy-Duty Mobile Lift’s electrical system stop the lift in the event of a malfunction.<...

N.Y. District at the Top of its Game
March 1, 2008

Jim Minihan, transportation supervisor at Katonah-Lewisboro School District in Westchester County, N.Y., doesn’t have much to complain about.

He’...

SBF's 2008 Contractor Showcase
March 1, 2008

Photo above: Headquartered in Staten Island, N.Y., Atlantic Express has a fleet of over 6,000 ...

10 Top Shops for 2008
March 1, 2008

Photo above: Ann Arbor Garage Crew Chief John Nikolich (center) and Transportation Director Brad Mellor (to Nikolich’s immediate left) credit their...

Six face criminal charges in illegal school bus operation
March 1, 2008

HARRISBURG, Pa. — On Jan. 23, agents from the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Section filed criminal charges against six New York residents who are...

Kansas board votes to end desegregation busing
March 1, 2008

WICHITA, Kan. — On Jan. 28, the Wichita Board of Education unanimously approved a plan to eliminate the decades-old practice of busing students based ...

STA closes Canadex acquisition, gains credit facility
March 1, 2008

TORONTO — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has competed its acquisition of Canadex Resources Ltd.

The purchase, valued at $41.8 millio...

NAPT News & Views
March 1, 2008

New board members provide perspectives for 2008

At the NAPT conference in Grand Rapids, Mich., last fall, new members were elected to the ...

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NSTA discusses legislation, security efforts at Midwinter Meeting
March 1, 2008

CANCUN, Mexico — The National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) 2008 Midwinter Meeting was a fantastic success.

More than 100 delegates ...

Bus driver named support person of the year
March 1, 2008

FORT MYERS, Fla. — On Jan. 23, Paula Backus, a bus driver for Lee County Public Schools’ West Zone transportation office, was named the district’s 200...

State directors address NHTSA proposal
March 1, 2008

As the comment period neared its end in late January for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) proposal to enhance school bus p...

Congressmen urge action on school bus security measure
March 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of a congressional security committee expressed concern to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about its lack of prog...

Judge approves Rochester transit agency’s new school service plan
March 1, 2008

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — In a new twist to a case pitting transit agency against school bus contractor, a judge in late January struck down a decision by the...

Special needs, special issue
February 1, 2008

As you may have guessed by now, the copy of SCHOOL BUS FLEET you’re looking at is our annual Special-Needs Issue. We’ve devoted our February ed...

In Case of Fire, Keep Buses Rolling
February 1, 2008

It’s 3 o’clock in the morning, and you are startled from a sound sleep by the sound of your telephone ringing. As you hesitantly answer the call, half...

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