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Collins Bus Corp. to serve Canadian market
February 1, 2008

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. will be offering a full line of school bus products to the Canadian market.

The new Corbeil line will featur...

NAPT calls for presentations for 2008 conference
February 1, 2008

Do you have a better way of doing things that has worked well for you? Are you willing to help others achieve the same optimal results? If so, then NA...

February is "Love the Bus" month
February 1, 2008

The new year is here, presenting a new opportunity to express appreciation to the thousands of men and women who transport America’s pupils.

The ...

Conference explores alternative fuels
February 1, 2008

LAS VEGAS — The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute announced details for its 2008 Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo.

The ...

Bill seeks safeguards for diabetic students
February 1, 2008

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A bill in the state General Assembly contains provisions to protect students who have diabetes.

Under one provision, school dist...

Stock Transportation acquires North Bay Alouette Bus Lines
February 1, 2008

NEWMARKET, Ontario — On Jan. 7, Stock Transportation Ltd. completed its acquisition of North Bay Alouette Bus Lines Inc.

“This strategic acquisiti...

IC Corporation to raise bus prices
February 1, 2008

WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Corporation will increase new bus prices for 2008 by between $2,500 and $3,000 in response to rising commodity prices, accordin...

Blue Bird plant recognized for quality, safety
February 1, 2008

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — IndustryWeek magazine has named Blue Bird Corp.’s North Georgia Body Co. plant among the top 10 winners for its 2007 “IW Bes...

Bus drivers, mechanics honored during basketball game
February 1, 2008

ANAHEIM, Calif. — On Dec. 21, school bus drivers and mechanics from around the state gathered with family and friends at the Anaheim Convention Center...

New York school district installs identification numbers on bus roofs
February 1, 2008

PERU, N.Y. — Peru Central School District recently painted identifying information on the roofs of all its school buses in an effort to make it easier...

FBI investigation finds corruption in NYC school bus industry
February 1, 2008

NEW YORK — In December, an employee of the New York City Department of Education (DOE), Geoffrey Berger, was arrested as a result of an investigation ...

Oregon reverses motorcoach ban
February 1, 2008

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Education issued a rule allowing a permanent variance for the use of motorcoaches by schools and school distric...

New York district mourns fallen driver
February 1, 2008

ANGOLA, N.Y. — Staff and students of Lake Shore Central School District mourned the loss of longtime bus driver Brenda Chiappetta, who was killed in a...

Spreading goodwill, good news
February 1, 2008

As we at SCHOOL BUS FLEET search the Web each day to see what the nation’s media outlets have to report about school buses, the articles on “ba...

No lack of imagination
January 1, 2008

After decades of serving the school bus industry, you’d think the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) might have run out of ways to k...

NAPT Technology Showcase
January 1, 2008

DVR automates video storage
Video+Plus is a DVR system featuring HandsFREE and VideoTRACK technology. HandsFREE Wireless Data Transfer aut...

In addition to its 800 school buses, Birnie Bus Service operates about two dozen motorcoaches.
8 Great Fleets in 2008
January 1, 2008

Family vision continues as bus company grows

Birnie Bus Service, Rome, N.Y.

It’s already been a long road for Tim Birnie, ow...

Steve Kalmes of Anchorage School District (left) accepts the SBF award from Publisher Frank Di Giacomo.
Steve Kalmes Named Administrator of the Year
January 1, 2008

Steve Kalmes, transportation director at Anchorage (Alaska) School District and a prominent figure in the school bus community, has been named SCHO...

Tags: history, NAPT
State Directors Discuss Belts, Bullying
January 1, 2008

State pupil transportation directors from across the country convened in Grand Rapids, Mich., in late October to discuss issues of national importance...

NAPT Gets Rolling in Grand Rapids
January 1, 2008

Pupil transportation officials waited anxiously outside the Grand Rapids, Mich., police department training facility as its Special Response Team evac...

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