The following commentary was drawn from a speech given by Lee Larson at the 1999 National Association for Pupil Transportation conference in Denver. He attended the conference to introduce the Leland E.G. "Lee" Larson Quality Student Transportation Award.
I believe that life won’t change much in the next 100 years. Houses, neighborhoods, towns and cities will look like they do now. And we’ll still be ferrying children to and from school in yellow buses that look like the ones we’re using today.
Each year, SBF recognizes outstanding school bus operations in its Great Fleets Across America series.
Few people outside the industry understand the day-to-day challenges of running a school transportation program, large or small.
Putting together the “Great Fleets” section of this issue was a great learning experience for me and my staff. We spoke with dozens of transportation managers in preparing this article.
A state-by-state compilation of school bus fleets that merit recognition for excellence.
Two giant transportation companies in the United Kingdom — National Express Group PLC and FirstGroup PLC — have crossed The Pond to grab a hunk of the privatized school transportation segment.
I didn’t love children, matter of fact, didn’t even like them, but I needed the job.
The timing of lawmakers in Florida and Louisiana couldn’t have been worse. Each group recently enacted measures to require seat belts on all school buses.
The major benefits of light-emitting diodes are increased safety and longevity, but do they outweigh the higher initial costs?
Put together a marketing package that shows your commitment to safety. Develop a long-term relationship with your risk carrier.
By focusing the seat-belt debate on large school buses, have we overlooked the potential danger of lap belts on small buses?
Has manufacturer consolidation helped customers? What can be done to improve quality? Top manufacturers provide the answers.
When to change the oil in your school bus engine is a controversial question. The answer is an important one because it affects your operational costs and the environment.
NTSB urges ban on use of non-conforming buses - NAPT, NASDPTS create media resource - Parents group seeks $500,000 to install seat belts on buses
School bus operators need to consider the 'benefits' of transporting children with disabilities.
The Oregon-based contractor has used family ties to build an efficient, safe operation in the Pacific Northwest.
An annual questionnaire can also serve as a strong public relations tool.
After studying bus driver wages compared to the wages of other driver occupations, I am a bit upset with the maltreatment of school bus drivers.
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