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First Student names area GM for Alaska locations
May 20, 2015
In an expanded role, school transportation veteran Bill Noftz will also continue to be responsible for the performance of First Student’s Washington state locations.
Former transportation director gets prison time for bus contracts fraud
May 12, 2015
Alice Sherrod, formerly of the North Chicago Community Unit School District 187, is sentenced to 30 months for receiving at least $566,000 in kickbacks.
Over 100 bus drivers to take on New York safety competition
May 11, 2015
The event, organized by the New York School Bus Contractors Association, will draw top drivers from around the state on Saturday.
Stats show steady growth in contracted school buses
May 11, 2015

Data collected by SBF over the past six consecutive years show increases in the proportion of contractor buses being used, from one-quarter in 2007-08 to one-third in 2012-13.

Transportation consulting group adds advisory board
May 7, 2015
Richard Jacobs, Robert Pudlewski and Dr. Jerry Bartee will serve on Transportation Sector Consultants’ newly formed board, using their expertise to assist its growing number of school district customers.
First Student gains Texas contract, honors employees
May 6, 2015
The contractor will provide transportation for the Lewisville Independent School District. Meanwhile, it is honoring its employees’ hard work with celebratory breakfasts and lunches at all its locations.
Harlow’s School Bus Service names new corporate GM
May 6, 2015
Jacob Iverson is appointed to the role after serving as corporate director of operations since last year.
First Student retains contracts, adds propane buses
April 30, 2015
The company will replace the fleet of Council Rock School District in Newtown, Pennsylvania, with 150 of the alternative-fuel buses and will continue to provide service to two Missouri school districts.
Illinois School Bus switches to Diga-Talk 2-way radios
April 29, 2015
To date, 191 of the contractor’s school buses are using Diga-Talk, a two-way radio network solely powered by digital technology.
Durham named to ‘top 100’ list, acquires transportation company
April 28, 2015
The contractor made LATINO Magazine’s list of the top 100 companies that provide the most opportunities for Latinos. Meanwhile, Durham has acquired Folmsbee’s Transportation Inc. in New York.
Ohio bus company changes ownership, name
April 24, 2015
Under new owner Aaron Haid, Cincinnati-based Klug Bus Service becomes Queen City Transportation, offering charter and school bus service under one umbrella.
STI celebrates ‘Employee Appreciation Week’
April 22, 2015
The school transportation company is honoring its employees with celebratory meals, prize raffles, award ceremonies and a video message from CEO Denis Gallagher.
First Student employees collect food for those in need
April 15, 2015
Workers participated in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign and collected more than 5,300 pounds of food and nearly $1,000 to benefit food shelves.
NSTA members meet with legislators in D.C.
April 14, 2015
Issues to be discussed during the Spring Bus-In include minimum levels of financial responsibility and concerns with hair follicle testing for federal drug tests.
National Express honors employees for dedication, safety
April 14, 2015
The company presented awards in the categories of Safety, Customer, People, Community and Excellence at a celebration in London on March 26.
Contractors Turn to Partnerships, Tracking to Bolster Security
April 13, 2015

Partnering with law enforcement, taking advantage of federal security assessments and student tracking are some of the measures contractors are taking to ensure a safer school bus ride.

Study: 24% of Michigan districts contract out transportation
March 30, 2015
Ten years ago, only about 4% of school districts in the state outsourced school bus services, according to a report from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
STA awarded $3.7M contract with Pennsylvania district
March 25, 2015
The contractor will provide Pine-Richland School District in Pittsburgh with 77 propane-fueled school vehicles starting with the 2015-16 school year.
92 Blue Bird propane buses included in STA’s new Colorado contract
March 23, 2015
The manufacturer’s school buses will power the largest “green fleet” of school vehicles in Colorado, according to Blue Bird and STA.
School bus safety event to educate parents, school officials
March 18, 2015
The demonstration day, to be held by the New York School Bus Contractors Association and the Suffolk Region PTA, will highlight safety features on school buses and driver training requirements.

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