Subscribe Today

Articles/News - School Bus Contractors

Displaying 281  -  300  of  539
First Student names new contract manager
March 24, 2011
Dennis Ryan is promoted to the position for the company's Niles, Mich., location. Ryan manages all aspects of daily transportation operations, including maintenance, safety and training.
First Student wins Louisiana contract
March 17, 2011
Under the five-year agreement, the contractor will provide school bus service for the St. James Parish School Board beginning in April. The company will also provide all routing, maintenance and management services, and hire drivers for routes currently without a district driver.
Contractor supports anti-bullying event
March 7, 2011
Delaney Bus Lines employees wear pink T-shirts on Feb. 23 in observance of Pink Shirt Day. The Canadian event originated from an incident several years ago when two students organized a protest to show support for a boy who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.
Daytona 500 fans get a lift from First Student
February 22, 2011
The school bus contractor's charter division provides free shuttle service for spectators of the Florida auto race.
Student Transportation appoints new exec, acquires bus company
February 16, 2011
Patrick Vaughan is named chief operating officer for the contractor’s North American school bus division. He will be responsible for maintaining the company’s service standards, leading the operations team and integrating new business. In other news, the contractor has acquired Rhode Island-based Ocean State Transit.
Q&A: First Student’s Burtwistle on outlook, acquisitions
February 10, 2011

The president of the school bus contractor discusses with SBF her outlook on industry issues for 2011 as well as recent developments with the company.

School bus driver fired for suspected DUI
February 7, 2011
Steven Sauer drives into a snow bank while on route to pick up elementary school students and is then arrested. In addition to firing Sauer, the company that employed him is considering installing Breathalyzers on its buses to help prevent similar incidents.
National Express Corp. welcomes new execs
January 26, 2011
The company, which comprises Durham School Services in the U.S. and Stock Transportation in Canada, appoints John Harvey as chief financial officer, Timothy Canavan as senior vice president of maintenance, Timothy Walter as senior vice president of safety and Kim Worster as vice president of operations for Canada.
NSTA appoints executive director
January 25, 2011
David F. Hobson brings extensive association experience to the school bus contractors group, having most recently helmed the Uniform & Textile Service Association. In other news, NSTA commends new South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for her stance on school bus privatization.
Student Transportation acquires New York bus companies
January 13, 2011
The contractor’s acquisition of Ridge Road Express, along with related companies Grand Tours and Scholastic Transportation Management Services Inc., will add over 320 vehicles, annualized revenues of just over $16 million and six new locations for Student Transportation Inc.
Durham School Services acquires New Jersey contractor
January 5, 2011
Durham has begun integrating Vogel Bus Company Inc., which serves 40 customers throughout the state with a fleet of approximately 195 buses. Officials say the acquisition will allow Durham to increase market presence in New Jersey and continue to achieve growth goals.
Jordan Transportation acquires New Jersey contractor
January 4, 2011
The company, an operating subsidiary of Student Transportation Inc., completes the acquisition of Kevah Konner Inc. It will provide 100 vehicles and annualized revenues of $4.8 million.
Student Transportation to acquire three school bus companies
December 1, 2010
The acquisitions are scheduled to close in the next 30 to 45 days and will add more than 550 vehicles to the company’s fleet, with annualized revenues of more than $28 million. Company Chairman and CEO Denis J. Gallagher says the acquisitions will open two new areas of growth for the company, and one will tuck in to an existing operating location.
NSTA to apply for clean diesel funds for members
November 18, 2010
Contractors that are members of the National School Transportation Association can take part in a chance to get EPA funding for school bus retrofits and replacements.
First Student acquires Star Shuttle Co.
November 8, 2010
The contractor began operating the school and charter transportation service provider’s approximately 70 buses under the Star Shuttle name on Oct. 30. Star Shuttle contracts have been transferred to First Student, and all 140 employees who passed stringent background checks were offered employment with the company.
First Student names new managers in Ohio
November 4, 2010
Scott Turney will direct and manage multiple operations throughout the state for the contractor as region operations manager. George Gans will serve as contract manager for the company’s Columbus location.
STA technicians to become master-certified
October 27, 2010
More than 85 percent of the school bus contractor’s 200-member maintenance team is working toward the certification under the ASE School Bus Test Series. The series includes multiple certification exams on such topics as body systems and special equipment, diesel engines and electrical/electronic systems.
First Student names senior contract manager
October 22, 2010
Roger Radcliffe will hold the position for the company’s Detroit location. He will oversee all transportation, safety and maintenance operations for the company’s contract with Detroit Public Schools.
Riteway Bus honored for clean air efforts
October 19, 2010
The school bus contractor receives the 2010 Taking Action for Asthma Award from the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition for such practices as establishing an idle reduction program and outfitting buses with emission control equipment. In other news, the company purchases Go Airport Connection, which provides airport shuttle services.
School transportation workers unionize
October 14, 2010
Bus drivers and aides as well as crossing guards in Belvidere, Ill., vote to join the Teamsters union. The bargaining unit comprises 162 workers.

Premium Member

Get bus sales numbers, transportation statistics, bus specifications, industry survey results, bus loading and unloading fatality statistics and more in the School Bus Fleet Research Center. Become a premium member today!
Log in Button Register Button

Newsletter

Get breaking news, industry updates, product announcements and more.