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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 ...

John Elliot Named SBF's Contractor of the Year
August 1, 2007
John Elliott began his career in the education field more than 40 years ago and hasn't strayed far. He's still in the education business, but not as a...
Spotlight on Technology
July 1, 2007

Wireless access to surveillance footage

Seon Design Inc.
This past spring, Seon debuted its Smart-Reach wireless bridge for the ...

The Road Gets Tougher for Contractors
July 1, 2007

Providing contracted transportation services for school districts has never been easy, but it seems to be getting tougher every day. At least, that’s ...

Q&A: Gallagher Sees Wealth of New Contractor Opportunities
June 1, 2007
Denis Gallagher, chairman and CEO of Student Transportation of America (STA) of Wall, N.J., continues to grow his company through acquisitions and con...
The NSTA goes to Washington
June 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has had a strong presence in the nation’s capital in the past few months.

2007 Contractor Showcase
March 1, 2007

Durham School Services, Downers Grove, Ill.

What is your greatest challenge?
Durham School Services takes great measures ...

NSTA adopts seat belt policy
March 1, 2007

TUCSON, Ariz. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) adopted two key position statements, one on seat belts and use of cell phones by bus drivers.

FirstGroup set to acquire Laidlaw
March 1, 2007

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — A pending deal would position the two largest school bus operators in North America under a British company.

NSTA eyes challenges, successes
September 1, 2006

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. — Key challenges facing the school transportation industry and successes over the past year were discussed at the 42nd annual c...

STA acquires Ontario contractor
August 1, 2006

Student Transportation of Canada (STC), an operating subsidiary of Student Transportation of America, has acquired Simcoe Coach Lines Ltd., a school bus operator in Sutton, Ontario.

Donald Fowler Named Contractor of the Year
August 1, 2006
Donald Fowler bought his first school bus in 1975 from his father’s International Harvester dealership. More than 30 years later, Fowler owns 28 buses...

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