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FTA issues policy statement aimed at stopping unfair competition
November 1, 2008

WASHINGTON — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in September issued a final policy statement to clarify its school bus regulations for federally...

NSTA Midwinter Meeting to coincide with Motorcoach Expo
October 30, 2008
NSTA will host its annual Midwinter Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Jan. 24-28, coinciding with the United Motorcoach Association’s (UMA) Motorcoach Expo.
STA Education Foundation to host golf tournament
October 30, 2008
The foundation’s partnership with the Nationwide Tour will help expand the foundation's ability to offer college scholarships to deserving high school students.
STA names president of its Education Foundation
October 23, 2008
Peter J. Pearson has been named president of the Student Transportation of America Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Student Transportation of America (STA).
REMINDER: New York City DOE seeks input from contractors
October 9, 2008
As it prepares to competitively bid out transportation services, the city Department of Education (DOE) has asked for input from school bus contractors.
New York City DOE seeks input from contractors
October 2, 2008
As it prepares to competitively bid out transportation services, the city Department of Education (DOE) has asked for input from school bus contractors.
Riteway launches sleep apnea program for employees
October 1, 2008

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Riteway Bus Service Inc., a family-owned transportation company, partnered with Sleep Apnea Solutions Inc. (SAS) to create a Sleep ...

STA reports earnings for fiscal year 2008
September 25, 2008
TORONTO — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has reported its financial results for fiscal year 2008, which ended June 30.
National Safety Council honors FirstGroup America
September 25, 2008
FirstGroup America has been selected to receive the 2009 Green Cross for Safety Medal from the National Safety Council (NSC) in recognition of its commitment to safety and customer service.
First Student to complete Child Check-Mate installation
September 4, 2008
In a $9.8 million agreement, First Student announced the installation of safety and security technology from Child Check-Mate Systems of Navan, Ontario, on 40,000 of its school buses.
Bus company launches sleep apnea program for drivers
September 4, 2008
Riteway Bus Service Inc., a family-owned transportation company, partnered with Sleep Apnea Solutions Inc. (SAS) to create a Sleep Apnea Health & Safety Program for employees.
STA awards scholarships to high school graduates
September 4, 2008
Student Transportation of America (STA) recently announced that nine Pennsylvania high school graduates have been named 2008 STA/John Finfrock Scholars by the STA Education Foundation.
Illinois bus drivers aim to end community violence
September 3, 2008
Drivers for Alpha School Bus Company Inc., a subsidiary of Cook-Illinois Corp., are taking a stand against neighborhood violence.
Kottkes’ Bus Service helps students celebrate prom
September 1, 2008
ANDOVER, Minn. — Kottkes’ Bus Service Inc. transported 16 Spring Lake Park (Minn.) High School students to their prom in May.

“Our son Andrew came...

NSTA unveils action plans at annual conference
September 1, 2008

CALGARY, Alberta — Key topics addressed at this year’s National School Transportation Association (NSTA) annual meeting and convention included safety...

Larry Pierce Named Contractor of the Year
August 1, 2008

Other school bus contractors call him “The Senior Authority,” and for good reason: Larry Pierce has been in the business for more than 60 years.<p...

NSTA: Update on Ohio transit agency's illegal school service
August 1, 2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) intervention in a deal between the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Autho...

STC to acquire Elgie Bus Lines Ltd.
August 1, 2008

TORONTO — Student Transportation of Canada (STC) has entered into an agreement to acquire London, Ontario-based Elgie Bus Lines Ltd.

Elgie will a...

Legislator calls for fuel tax exemption for bus contractors
August 1, 2008

ALBANY, N.Y. — Assemblyman Peter Rivera reintroduced legislation in June that would temporarily remove the diesel fuel tax paid by school bus contrac...

SBF names Contractor of the Year
July 29, 2008
CALGARY, Alberta — Larry Pierce, president of Pierce Coach Line in Roslyn, N.Y., has been named SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s 2008 Contractor of the Year...

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