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States see flurry of bus developments
October 1, 2007

The summer was a busy season for the pupil transportation community, with school bus bills being passed and new programs being launched throughout the...

Refining our relationships
October 1, 2007

What keeps certain school bus drivers in their occupation for so long? In light of recent reports of driver shortages across the nation, SCHOOL BUS...

Inspiration point
October 1, 2007

One of the things that I like to do in my free time is play tennis. It’s a great way to pry myself away from my everyday concerns, although I occasion...

Illinois limits school contracts
October 1, 2007
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A new Illinois law promises to put a damper on new contracts between school districts and private school bus operators, and other ...
Product Highlights
September 1, 2007

New series of fuel-operated heaters introduced
The Hydronic M Series has been added to Espar Heater Systems’ product line. These fuel-ope...

Put wings on your dreams
September 1, 2007

As some of you may remember, I wrote an article titled “I’m here because of you” for the February 2007 issue of SCHOOL BUS FLEET. It described ...

Routing Systems Tout Enhancements
September 1, 2007

With advances in routing software becoming more affordable and accessible to school bus operators, getting kids to school and back home safely and on ...

Tips for Preparing Drivers for Winter Weather
September 1, 2007

Winter driving can be dangerous for bus drivers, their passengers and everyone else on the road. Minimizing the chances of winter road accidents takes...

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Emergency Response: The First 5 Minutes
September 1, 2007

As a child growing up during the Cold War, I participated in my share of air raid drills. When the siren would sound, we crawled under our desks or mo...

How to Stop Procrastinating
September 1, 2007

Procrastination. It is a familiar word to many people and, for some, it is an even more familiar habit. To be sure, when we have challenging projects ...

Improving Safety in the Danger Zone
September 1, 2007

Accidents that occur during school bus loading and unloading are known as “danger zone” accidents. The danger zone refers to the areas extending 15 fe...

How to prepare for the spotlight
September 1, 2007

As we begin another school year, there is sure to be a high level of interest in school bus safety and related issues.

Recent high-profile activit...

Make allies of board, administrators
September 1, 2007

“Wiggle room” policies set by school boards tend to provide neither guidance nor support for school transporters. Sometimes the “gray area” approach i...

N.C. report highlights route data
September 1, 2007

RALEIGH, N.C. — The average reported morning bus ride to school in North Carolina for the 2006-07 school year was 25 minutes, and the average d...

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NCST committee gears up for 2010
September 1, 2007

RENO, Nev. — The National Congress on School Transportation (NCST) Steering Committee met in late July to process interim amendments to the Nat...

Washington state issues RFP for new funding methodology
September 1, 2007

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The state of Washington is seeking a more accurate method of reimbursing school districts for the cost of pupil transportation...

Barry Stock takes lead at NSTA
September 1, 2007

BOSTON — At the annual convention of the National School Transportation Association (NSTA), Barry Stock took over the reins as president of the...

Restored school bus donated to North Carolina museum
September 1, 2007

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The North Carolina Transportation Museum will add a school bus to its collection with the donation of a restored 1940 school...

School bus security added to federal act
September 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The school transportation industry has garnered federal support in its bid to enhance its security against terrorists.

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N.Y. transit encroachment ruling upheld
September 1, 2007

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — On July 30, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) notified the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA)...

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