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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...
NSTA: Update on Ohio transit agency’s school service
July 9, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) intervention in a deal between the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authorit...
Stock Steers NSTA Toward Success
July 1, 2008

Barry Stock is based in Ontario, but his professional endeavors have him focusing on school bus contracting matters above and below the Canadian borde...

What's New in the Top 50?
July 1, 2008

First Student New Orleans moves into new facility

NEW ORLEANS — The First Student school bus transportation facility here has moved to a p...

FTA to clarify school bus regulations
July 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in mid-May proposed to revise its policy on the extent to which transit agencies can provi...

Paster promoted to key role in FirstGroup America
July 1, 2008

CINCINNATI — The past year has brought some significant changes for First Student.

Last fall, the company merged with Laidlaw Education Services, ...

NSTA releases annual convention details
June 18, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has released details about its 2008 International School Bus Driver Safety Co...
First Student wins three new contracts
June 16, 2008
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded three new contracts with school districts in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.

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Roberts Hawaii helps with home makeover
June 12, 2008
HONOLULU — When the television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition brought together volunteers to build a new home for a local family, Roberts...
STA wins three New England contracts
June 5, 2008
TORONTO — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has been awarded new contracts with the Danbury and Guilford school districts in Connecticut, ...
Q&A: STA’s Gallagher Sees More Growth Ahead
June 1, 2008

Since its inception just over 10 years ago, Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has undergone a staggering transformation.

The company...

NSTA visits Capitol Hill
June 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Student Transportation Association (NSTA) held its annual spring meetings and visited lawmakers on Capitol Hill in...

FirstGroup America opens new headquarters
May 29, 2008
CINCINNATI — FirstGroup America has opened its new North American headquarters here at the 600 Vine Building.

The company’s school bus cont...

Pregnant bus attendant saves child from oncoming traffic
May 7, 2008
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — On April 18, Krystle Cushing, a bus attendant for RichLee Vans Inc., rushed out of her bus to rescue a child who had ridden...
First Student donates $5,000 to special-needs organization
May 5, 2008
CINCINNATI — Last month, First Student donated $5,000 to Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based The Help Group in conjunction with National Autism Awareness Mont...
STA to sell $50 million in private placements
April 16, 2008
TORONTO — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has agreed to sell, on a private placement basis, more than 8 million common shares to two...

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