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Kansas district renews First Student contract
October 29, 2015
Olathe Unified School District 233 awarded the company a new five-year contract to manage and operate more than 220 school bus routes.
Durham launches school bus tracking app
October 28, 2015
With the school bus contractor’s new app, Durham Bus Tracker, parents can view the location of their child’s bus in relation to their bus stop.
New York association awards industry excellence at convention
October 26, 2015
The New York School Bus Contractors Association presented its 2015 industry safety and service awards at its 61st annual convention, held Oct. 16 – 18, in New York City.
Contractors spotlight School Bus Safety Week
October 22, 2015
Efforts by private school bus operators include calling for increased safety legislation, issuing tips for students and recognizing exemplary employees.
New president named to Trans Group subsidiary
October 19, 2015
Sean Corr has been named president of Educational Bus. His father, John Corr Jr., is president of The Trans Group and in 1952, his grandfather, John Corr Sr., founded the company that was to become part of The Trans Group.
Pennsylvania association enhances website, social media presence
October 13, 2015
The Pennsylvania School Bus Association’s new website will include content of interest to the school transportation industry and the general public. The association is also now on Facebook and Twitter.
STI kicks off annual anti-bullying campaign
October 7, 2015
Employees wore blue shirts on Oct. 1 to show solidarity against bullying, and the contractor will host awareness-raising events throughout the month.
Durham donates school bus to non-profit
September 24, 2015
The contractor donated a newly retrofitted school bus to Knowledge Quest, an educational non-profit organization in Tennessee. Bridgestone Tires donated new tires for the bus.
Succession planning: 5 questions to ask yourself
September 17, 2015
If you are a business owner in the school bus industry, you might not have much free time to think about succession planning. But a plan for the future ownership of your business is not optional.
NSTA teams up with Autism Society for ‘Big Give’
September 17, 2015
The Big Give for Autism is an online advocacy and awareness campaign culminating in the largest nationwide fundraising event held for autism.
In the Office or at the Wheel, Contractor of the Year Led by Example
August 31, 2015

New Jersey’s Riley Williams demonstrated a passion for safely transporting students and for giving back to the community. He connected with his drivers by driving alongside them.

Connecticut school bus operator Louis DeVivo passes
August 31, 2015
DeVivo was the owner and CEO of DATTCO, which is the ninth-largest school bus contractor in the nation and is a dealer for IC Bus and Collins.
Durham sales team raises over $14K for Special Olympics
August 28, 2015
The contractor was recognized as the top corporate sales team for the Special Olympics Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby for the seventh year, having sold 3,312 ducks and raised $14,094 to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
School bus contractor VP receives Thomas Built education award
August 27, 2015
Patty Riviello, The Trans Group’s vice president of human resources, wins the Thomas Built Buses Continuing Education Award. The $2,500 grant is presented annually to an employee of a contractor.
First Student adds 70 school buses to Rhode Island fleet
August 25, 2015
The new Thomas Built buses will serve thousands of students in the Providence Public School District. Bus features include an enlarged front windshield, GPS, the Child Check-Mate electronic reminder system and crossing gates.
Student Transportation Inc. CEO appears on TV news program
August 20, 2015
Denis Gallagher appears on Fox Business Network's “Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman” on Thursday to discuss the school bus industry and his company's new vision.
State contractor group urges driver alertness around school buses
August 19, 2015
As the new school year begins, the Pennsylvania School Bus Association is asking motorists to watch for students boarding and leaving buses.
Nationwide tour promotes safe school bus behavior
August 14, 2015
First Student and the National Safety Council’s Safety Dog Bus Tour teaches children safety tips and shows parents safety features on the bus. Children also get to meet Safety Dog, the safety mascot for First Student.
Fullington wins new school bus contract in Pennsylvania
August 12, 2015
The company will operate and maintain school bus services for Southern Columbia Area School District under the five-year contract.
Feds order Utah bus company to cease operations
August 11, 2015
Deseret Bus Service, which primarily transported children, is halted for repeatedly operating unsafe vehicles and for failing to comply with a federal consent order, FMCSA officials say.
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