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Student Transportation buys Calif. bus company, debuts on NASDAQ
September 6, 2011
The contractor acquires A and B Bus Co., which has provided student transportation services to the same Southern California region for nearly 40 years. And on Tuesday, Student Transportation Inc. CEO and Chairman Denis Gallagher rings the bell in NASDAQ's opening ceremony as the company enters the U.S. stock market.
Kevin Clifford Named Contractor of the Year
September 1, 2011

The president of Huntington Coach Corp. in New York has a passion for saving money for school districts and for increasing the role of contractors in pupil transportation.

Ill. bus company improves service for school year
August 31, 2011
Illinois Central School Bus Co.’s service to five school districts in Winnebago County, Ill., has gone smoothly this school year, with buses on time and routes followed correctly. District and bus company officials met over the summer to better prepare and help avoid late busing and other problems that occurred during the last school year.
First Student names new northern N.J. area manager
August 30, 2011
Greg Gallagher serves as area general manager of the contractor's northern New Jersey region. Gallagher works closely with local management teams and oversees operations for locations throughout the region.
Durham provides bus service for Fla. magnet school students
August 26, 2011
As a result of budget shortfalls, Duval County Public Schools cut all bus service to and from magnet schools this summer. The contractor is operating eight magnet school routes for the district.
Contractor gives buses to tornado-struck school system
August 22, 2011
The Trans Group President John Corr donates three school buses to Joplin (Mo.) Area Catholic Schools, whose elementary school was destroyed by the massive tornado that tore through Joplin in May.
MV Transportation purchases N.Y. school bus operator
August 22, 2011
The company buys USA United Fleet Inc., and MV’s student transportation subsidiary, Reliant Transportation Inc., assumes the existing bus fleet and four New York City Department of Education operation and maintenance contracts. The company will begin operation of more than 500 bus routes with about 600 vehicles at the start of school in New York City on Sept. 8.
First Student signs 3-year contract with Mich. district
August 18, 2011
The contractor will serve Port Huron Area Schools under the contract, which is set to begin with the 2011-12 school year. First Student is currently interviewing district drivers and local residents to join its transportation staff in Port Huron, as well as adding additional safety features to each of the buses.
Ill. contractor to open new bus facility
August 4, 2011
Illinois Central School Bus' facility in Carol Stream, Ill., will include a bus storage lot, offices and a maintenance area, and have room for parking up to 120 school buses. About 100 bus drivers and 10 to 15 office and maintenance staff members will operate out of the facility to serve four districts under transportation contracts acquired this summer.
Large contractors embrace School Bus Safety Co. course
August 2, 2011
The company reports that six of the eight biggest school bus contractors are now using the Driver Training Course. One calls it “the best training available for our drivers.”
Former NSTA staff member embarks on new career
July 26, 2011
Danielle Abe, who served as director of marketing and operations for the school bus contractors group, left the NSTA last Friday. She will be executive director of the American League of Lobbyists effective Jan 1, 2012, where she will be responsible for the league's 2012 membership drive, program development and financial management.
Q&A: New CEO of National Express Corp.
July 26, 2011

David Duke brings a wealth of industry experience to his new role as CEO of National Express Corp. Here, he discusses his objectives in the position, along with such timely topics as fuel prices and school district budget constraints.

Kevin Clifford named Contractor of the Year
July 21, 2011
The president of Huntington Coach Corp. in New York has a passion for saving money for school districts and for growing the school bus contractor presence in the industry. Clifford and other contractors are honored at NSTA's awards ceremony.
LaHood speaks at NSTA convention
July 19, 2011
The U.S. transportation secretary addresses attendees, discussing the safety record of school buses and other related issues. Also at the Baltimore event, school bus drivers from across the U.S. and Canada vie for the top spot in three categories during the association's annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition.
Student Transportation pilots busing program for magnet school students
July 18, 2011
When a Florida district cut transportation service for several magnet schools, company officials say they were contacted by parents looking for other options. Under the program, which offers a payment plan, parents can register for bus service online and suggest a bus stop for their child.
Ex-school officials indicted on transportation kickbacks
July 14, 2011
Federal prosecutors allege that a former board member and transportation director in North Chicago took in at least $800,000 over 10 years from school bus contractors, who are also indicted.
Krapf acquires Septran Inc.
July 11, 2011
Septran provides school transportation for special-needs students in Illinois and Minnesota. Blake Krapf, CEO of Krapf Bus Companies Inc., says that the owner and founder of Septran is ready to retire and wanted to ensure that the company he built continues to be family-owned and employee-centered.
Student Transportation to acquire four school bus companies
July 6, 2011
The contractor has signed letters of intent for each of the acquisitions, which are scheduled to close prior to the start of the school year in August. They will add more than 150 vehicles to the company’s fleet and annualized revenues of over $7.8 million.
Elliott to stay on in new role at National Express Corp.
July 5, 2011
School bus contracting veteran John Elliott, who previously served as interim president and CEO of National Express Corp., will focus on customer and employee relations and will represent the company within the industry.
First Student honors top-performing managers
June 28, 2011
The company presents its inaugural Presidential Awards of Excellence to contract and regional managers. Officials who rated best-in-class in safety, customer service and overall performance categories are recognized.

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