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You call that a school bus, mate?
July 1, 2007

Dan and Julie Love are the owners of Love's School Bus Service in Cairns, a city in the north Australian state of Queensland.

The Loves have been...

Ricon acquired by Wabtec
July 1, 2007

WILMERDING, Pa. — Wabtec Corp. has acquired Ricon Corp. for $73.5 million in cash, including debt repayment.

Panorama City, Calif.-based Ri...

NAPT seeks board candidates
July 1, 2007

ALBANY, N.Y. — NAPT members will vote on four key board-of-directors positions this fall at the association's annual conference.

Elections ...

NHTSA's seat belt summit looms
July 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has scheduled a day-long public meeting to discuss passenger cras...

Texas passes school bus seat belt bill
July 1, 2007

BEAUMONT, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry signed into law a bill that requires school buses to have three-point belts in all seats.

The legislation...

IC Corporation to raise bus prices
July 1, 2007

WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Beginning this month, IC Corporation will raise its bus prices an estimated 4 to 5 percent.

Company officials said the ...

Big changes ahead for S.C. bus fleet
July 1, 2007

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina General Assembly approved a bill that requires the replacement of the state's school buses every 15 years.<...

Yellow buses are green
July 1, 2007

I haven't seen Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth, but I generally agree with the notion that climate change caused by human beings co...

A maintenance technician from Lenawee Intermediate School District in Adrian, Mich., uses Dolphin Fleet Management software to organize the district’s bus fleet.
Software Keeps Fleets Running Smoothly
June 1, 2007

If you ask individuals in school bus maintenance staffs, many of them will say that fleet maintenance software has made their job much easier. These p...

Q&A: Gallagher Sees Wealth of New Contractor Opportunities
June 1, 2007
Denis Gallagher, chairman and CEO of Student Transportation of America (STA) of Wall, N.J., continues to grow his company through acquisitions and con...
Key transportation staff members at Kanawha County Schools include (from left, standing) Orville Fields (service tech crew leader), Linda Ball, Eddie Metten, Willie Schofield, Jackie Kay (drivers) and George Beckett (transportation director). Kneeling are Clayton Means and Mark Byrd (service technicians).
Student Safety Comes First
June 1, 2007

Located in the metropolitan area of Charleston, W.Va., Kanawha County Schools advocates providing students with a first-rate education that will prepa...

Propane Bus Offers Appealing Alternative
June 1, 2007

Blue Bird’s new propane-powered Vision Type C aims to decrease emissions while improving fuel economy and performance in alternative-fuel vehicles.

Driver pursues hit-and-run motorist
June 1, 2007

BLUFF CITY, Tenn. — Gail Pridemore, a school bus driver for Holston Bus Co., had stopped to pick up a student in front of his house on April 26 when a car failed to stop and struck the 12-year-old before fleeing the scene.

People with a passion
June 1, 2007

You'll notice that this issue's cover is rather unusual. For the first time in as long as I can remember, we're featuring a transportation manager. More specifically, we're spotlighting George Beckett, transportation director at Kanawha County (W.Va.) Schools.

Pioneering Plug-In Hybrids
June 1, 2007

Pupil transporters across the country are taking delivery of the first wave of plug-in hybrid school buses. Officials involved with the project expect significant reductions in fuel use, emissions and even brake wear.

Product Highlights
June 1, 2007

Anti-theft device addresses emergency needs
The Ignition Security System allows bus drivers to address emergency situations while preventi...

Q&A: Large Bus Manufacturers
June 1, 2007

Key executives at the three large bus OEMs weigh in on industry developments and challenges.

The NSTA goes to Washington
June 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has had a strong presence in the nation’s capital in the past few months.

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NAPT News & Views: Bullying requires our full attention
June 1, 2007

Bullying can happen anywhere. In the school environment, it may start at the bus stop, because that's where the school day begins. It can also occur in the hallway, during gym, lunch, on the playground, even during class.

Tags: bullying
Florida's Hood voted into NASDPTS post
June 1, 2007

Following the recent departure of Charley Kennington, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) named Charlie Hood its new president-elect.

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