With its contractor’s pending exit, the Savannah-Chatham district in Georgia is taking steps toward running its own service. The district already owns its bus fleet and facilities.
Warsaw (Ind.) Community Schools’ bus shop caught on fire on the evening of Jan. 7. The fire destroyed three school buses, a service truck and several supplies.
The school and shuttle bus manufacturer was the top volume pool account in the bus category for Ford in 2015 and for the 10th year in a row. Starcraft has purchased and sold more Ford E-Series chassis than any other bus manufacturer in North America since 2006.
Here at School Bus Fleet, we resolved to start the new year with a new look, for the magazine and for our website. It’s a fitting time to do this, with 2016 being the year of SBF’s 60th anniversary
Indianapolis Public Schools is using Here Comes the Bus, which lets parents track their child’s bus, on a few buses before rolling it out district-wide. A few other districts in the state piloted the app last year.
Representatives from the six states that have passed school bus seat belt legislation will share their experiences with NHTSA officials in a meeting next month.
We fully support ensuring that school bus transportation remains the safest form of transportation, but we cannot support significant new mandates on the industry without data showing that improved safety could be realized.
The Tennessee bill, prompted by a fatal crash in Knoxville, would toughen penalties for school bus drivers who use an electronic device while driving or loading students.
At a school near Sacramento, California, nearly 500 students in yellow “I Love the Bus” T-shirts will hear from various dignitaries about the importance of the yellow bus.
Don Beehler of Minnesota started his career driving part time while also working on his family’s farm. He had retired in 1999, but returned full time when the school district needed bus driving help.
Under the SmartEfficiency initiative, the engine supplier will announce multiple product-line improvements over the next 12 months.
Therese Mileti, a driver for Centerville (Ohio) City Schools, kept notes of encounters with her students over the 15 years she has driven a school bus and published “School Bus Sass.”
Pupil transporters from Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools decorated a bus and took part in a local Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade that drew thousands of onlookers.
A headline-grabbing statement on seat belts, a man who overcame great odds by learning to walk again, and a creative school bus safety play were among the highlights of the industry conferences in November.
Viewfinder is designed to help school transportation operators easily monitor day-to-day operations, providing access to updates on trips, field trips, vehicles, students and staff from any device, company officials said.