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Chicago student’s murder sparks calls to action
October 12, 2009
The Obama administration, Chicago city officials and community groups have all begun to respond to the shocking and brutal beating death of 16-year-old honors student Derrion Albert.
Music fun for kids and adults alike
September 21, 2009
I wanted to brighten up your Monday with this fun music video from Daddy a Go Go, a rock and roll band created by John Boydston in Atlanta, Ga.
Bus makes memorable gift
August 31, 2009
Should every state’s governor have a model school bus in his or her office? Dirk Kempthorne thinks it would be a good idea. While he was governor of Idaho ...
We Welcome Your Feedback, News
August 17, 2009
We here at SCHOOL BUS FLEET strive to address a variety of topics in each issue of our magazine. One of the best ways for us to ensure that we’re providing you with information on the most timely pupil transportation issues is...
A heavy load to bear
August 10, 2009
I gripped the steering wheel of the massive vehicle, checked all of my mirrors, and slowly pulled onto the road, driving as carefully as possible to make sure my precious cargo stayed safe from harm. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a yellow school bus that I was operating this day. ...
Celebrating a job well done
July 27, 2009
Staff appreciation events boost morale and show employees that their services mean a lot.
Heading to the Mall for School Bus Safety Lessons
July 13, 2009
Two drivers for Missoula, Mont.-based school bus and charter motorcoach operator Beach Transportation Co. spent a Saturday earlier this year promoting school bus safety at a children’s fair held at a local mall. A Type A school bus was parked in the mall and the drivers...
Growing up yellow
June 29, 2009
I wonder whether my boys will get to a point in their youth when they begin to think the school bus is not cool. Will I need to lecture them on how safe it is, how convenient it is, how it reduces traffic and our own gas consumption? And will they care about any of that? ...
Do you tweet?
June 22, 2009
Many public organizations are jumping on the Twitter bandwagon to publish important information . . .
School bus delivers WWII education
June 15, 2009
Here’s yet another fascinating second life for a school bus: a traveling World War II museum. The 40-foot “BUS-eum,” as it’s called, has been roaming across the Midwest to inform folks about the experiences of prisoners of war in Nazi Germany. ...
Taking Time to Help Students in Need
June 8, 2009
I recently read an article online about an elementary school counselor and a team of volunteers in Minden, Nev., who fill backpacks with nonperishable food for students in need every Friday afternoon during the school year. Bus drivers...
Observe and report
May 18, 2009
In a recent blog post, I wrote about two school bus driver-attendant teams who had spotted clear signs that a 13-year-old girl was being abused by her adoptive mother.Not long afterward, Maine Gov. John Baldacci signed into law a bill that adds school bus drivers and attendants to a list of “mandated reporters” of child abuse. The list already ...
Seeing the sights from the yellow bus
May 11, 2009
I recently found a story online about a school bus driver in Asheville, N.C., who has documented the historic sites and noteworthy landmarks along her bus route . . .
A noble response to job loss
April 27, 2009
It must be hard to look on the bright side when you’ve just been told that you’re losing your job. Somehow, Florida school bus driver Martha Brown was able to do just that.
Stories That Tickle Your Funny Bone
April 20, 2009
A Youngstown, Ohio-based news station reported on a humorous incident not too long ago involving a Western Reserve School District bus and a third grader's pet goat...
Book follows children on the bus
April 13, 2009
The history of civil rights in the U.S. has been tied to transportation in a unique way. School buses helped cross color lines when courts mandated desegregation of schools. . .
Where do our old school buses go?
March 30, 2009
Would you believe “Jurassic Park”? We’ve seen photos of old American school buses, painted over in a variety of bright colors and designs, that have taken on a new life in public transportation in Central or South America. But this is a surprising new example of a second act for our school buses.
A Little Extra Help Goes a Long Way
March 23, 2009
I recently read about an interesting service offered by a transportation department at a school district in Houston. Information on the transportation page of Aldine Independent School District’s Website indicates that the department has a nursery for its bus drivers, attendants and technicians. ...
The bus stop is a bus!
March 16, 2009
A reader from Georgia recently brought to our attention this school-bus themed bus shelter in Athens, Ga., and we had to find out more about it. . . .
Keeping a close watch
March 9, 2009
School bus drivers are often called the “eyes and ears” of their communities. That was certainly true in the case of 13-year-old Alexis “Lexie” Glover. The efforts of a few observant and caring pupil transporters could have led authorities to save Lexie’s life. ...

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