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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)...

The lessons of 35W
September 1, 2007

At press time, the death toll in the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis was still climbing. More than a week after the Aug. 1 disast...

Flooring Takes Steps in the Right Direction
August 1, 2007

School bus flooring and steps take a beating every day, so they need to be rugged and easy to clean while providing secure footing for passengers and ...

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Defensive Driving Requires Attention to Detail
August 1, 2007

All of us who work in pupil transportation or who manage professional drivers with a fleet of vehicles have taken notice of two very tragic news stori...

A very good year (or two)
August 1, 2007

In looking back over my two years as president of the National School Transportation Association (NSTA), I'm reminded of the Ervin Drake song "It Was ...

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Roof Strobes Draw Crucial Attention
August 1, 2007

Being large and yellow, school buses are inherently some of the most noticeable vehicles on the road. But in certain conditions, such as inclement wea...

John Elliott of Durham School Services (right) was named the 2007 Contractor of the Year for his contributions to pupil transportation over the past three decades. SBF Publisher Frank Di Giacomo presented Elliott with the award at the NSTA’s annual convention in July.
John Elliot Named SBF's Contractor of the Year
August 1, 2007
John Elliott began his career in the education field more than 40 years ago and hasn't strayed far. He's still in the education business, but not as a...
NAPT prods NHTSA to re-examine passenger crash protection
August 1, 2007

On July 11, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hosted a roundtable meeting among interested parties to discuss the issue of...

GM sells Allison Transmission
August 1, 2007

NEW YORK — General Motors Corp. (GM) agreed to sell its Allison Transmission commercial and military business to two private equity firms for a...

Specialty acquires Transpec
August 1, 2007

PINEVILLE, N.C. — Specialty Manufacturing Inc. has completed the purchase of Detroit-based bus components supplier Transpec Worldwide Inc. Term...

RCA Rubber's Schultz dies
August 1, 2007

GREEN, Ohio — Gordon (Gordy) M. Schultz, a longtime executive for RCA Rubber Co., died on July 5. He was 53. Schultz joined RCA Rubber in Novem...

Alarm system to increase bus security
August 1, 2007

CINCINNATI — Prompted by recent security-related events, First Student Inc. installed an alarm system in its fleet of 22,000-plus buses.

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Bus maker, dealer not held liable in fatal crash
August 1, 2007

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that a school bus manufacturer and distributor cannot be held liable for not having instal...

SBF Web seminar attracts 300 viewers
August 1, 2007

TORRANCE, Calif.SCHOOL BUS FLEET presented a live Web seminar on July 12 about the future of hybrid diesel-electric buses in pupil tr...

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