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NSTA discusses legislation, security efforts at Midwinter Meeting
March 1, 2008

CANCUN, Mexico — The National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) 2008 Midwinter Meeting was a fantastic success.

More than 100 delegates ...

Judge approves Rochester transit agency’s new school service plan
March 1, 2008

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — In a new twist to a case pitting transit agency against school bus contractor, a judge in late January struck down a decision by the...

First Student spreads safety message
February 27, 2008
CINCINNATI — First Student issued a public service announcement (PSA) urging motorists to take extra care in early morning and afternoon hours, w...
STA reports second quarter financials
February 14, 2008
TORONTO — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) reported financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2008, which ended Dec. 31, 200...
Stock Transportation acquires North Bay Alouette Bus Lines
February 1, 2008

NEWMARKET, Ontario — On Jan. 7, Stock Transportation Ltd. completed its acquisition of North Bay Alouette Bus Lines Inc.

“This strategic acquisiti...

FBI investigation finds corruption in NYC school bus industry
February 1, 2008

NEW YORK — In December, an employee of the New York City Department of Education (DOE), Geoffrey Berger, was arrested as a result of an investigation ...

Oregon reverses motorcoach ban
February 1, 2008

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Education issued a rule allowing a permanent variance for the use of motorcoaches by schools and school distric...

STA appoints regional division heads
January 28, 2008
WALL, N.J. — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has reorganized its senior management team, with Chairman and CEO Denis Gallagher naming th...
Bus company celebrates 100 years
January 24, 2008
CLEARFIELD, Pa. — In 1908, Emerson Fullington purchased a nine-passenger, horse-drawn surrey to transport residents to the local train station, found...
STA closes Canadex acquisition
January 23, 2008
TORONTO — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has competed its acquisition of Canadex Resources Ltd.

The purchase, valued at $41.8 mi...

Students arrested for vandalizing buses
January 16, 2008
ROSEBURG, Ore. — On Jan. 8, deputies arrested two local high school students for allegedly slashing the tires on 18 First Student school buses.

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Stock Transportation acquires North Bay Alouette Bus Lines
January 9, 2008
NEWMARKET, Ontario — On Monday, Stock Transportation Ltd. completed its acquisition of North Bay Alouette Bus Lines Inc.

“This strategic acquis...

FirstGroup closes Laidlaw acquisition
November 1, 2007

ABERDEEN, Scotland — FirstGroup PLC completed its acquisition of Laidlaw International Inc., making it the largest operator of school buses in North A...

STC acquires Elliott companies
October 1, 2007
TORONTO — Student Transportation of Canada (STC) has acquired the Elliott companies, a group of Ontario school bus operations.

The deal adds more ...

Judge ends N.Y. tripper service
October 1, 2007

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A judge ruled that the Rochester-Genesee (N.Y.) Regional Transit Authority (RGRTA) must discontinue its school bus operations.

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Durham acquires N.J. contractor
October 1, 2007

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Durham School Services has acquired Murphy Bus Service in New Jersey.

Murphy operates approximately 500 school buses throug...

Illinois limits school contracts
October 1, 2007
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A new Illinois law promises to put a damper on new contracts between school districts and private school bus operators, and other ...
Barry Stock takes lead at NSTA
September 1, 2007

BOSTON — At the annual convention of the National School Transportation Association (NSTA), Barry Stock took over the reins as president of the...

N.Y. transit encroachment ruling upheld
September 1, 2007

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — On July 30, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) notified the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA)...

A very good year (or two)
August 1, 2007

In looking back over my two years as president of the National School Transportation Association (NSTA), I'm reminded of the Ervin Drake song "It Was ...

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