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Optronics named sole lighting supplier for Collins Bus
April 23, 2015
With the move, the Type A school bus manufacturer consolidates lighting purchases, transitioning from six lighting suppliers to one.
New Thomas Built CEO Discusses New CNG Bus, Plant Expansion
April 22, 2015

Caley Edgerly takes the helm as the school bus OEM launches another alternative-fuel option and works to increase plant production by 25%.

Bus driver defends actions in confrontation with bicyclist
April 20, 2015
A South Portland (Maine) School Department driver who was summonsed after an argument with a bicyclist in which he briefly trapped his hand in the door when he started to drive away, said the bicyclist got aggressive.
6 Key Things I Hope I've Taught You
April 17, 2015

As her career draws to a close, legal expert Peggy Burns reflects on the essential guidance she has given to pupil transporters over the past 20 years.

Study: Cutting school buses would increase carpool traffic
April 16, 2015
Hoover (Ala.) City Schools would likely have seen afternoon pickup times almost double at about one-quarter of its schools if it had moved forward with a plan to eliminate school bus service.
Industry groups denounce Nissan’s ‘School Bus Race’ ad
April 16, 2015
A Nissan commercial that shows a father and son racing a yellow bus to school has sparked a backlash from NAPT and others involved in pupil transportation.
Texas district to expand school bus service next year
April 15, 2015
About 2,000 more Spring ISD students will be able to ride the bus, thanks to a decision by the district’s board. The cost for the first year will be $3.6 million.
Veteran Virginia director David Pace retires
April 14, 2015
After 31 years in pupil transportation, Pace steps down from his role at Virginia Beach City Public Schools, where he oversaw one of the larger district-owned school bus fleets in the nation.
School Bus Xchange attendees discuss keys for success
April 9, 2015
At the inaugural SBX event, school transportation officials share ideas on such topics as efficiency, technology and identifying the outputs of a successful operation.
School bus driver killed by car in parking lot accident
April 8, 2015
Bonny Novack, who drove for Easton (Pa.) Area School District, was struck by her own car, which rolled and pinned her against another car in a parking lot near the district’s bus depot.
SBF Photo Contest: Give us your best shot
April 2, 2015
It’s time for School Bus Fleet’s 11th Annual Photo Contest! Three winners will receive a $100 cash prize.
Thomas Built donates $10K to schools for contest winners
April 2, 2015
Five schools were awarded $2,000 each in recognition of their winning photo entries in the second annual Thomas Built Buses Back to School Photo Contest.
District uses school bus to feed kids on spring break
April 1, 2015
Manatee County (Fla.) School District brings back a program to feed students for free using a retrofitted school bus. The program served nearly 300 kids on Monday and Tuesday.
District tells driver to take Easter decoration off bus
April 1, 2015
Abilene (Texas) Independent School District officials told Penny Downing to remove the Easter wreath she placed on the hood of her bus, citing a potential distraction to other drivers.
School Bus Xchange to kick off next week
April 1, 2015
Two dozen pupil transportation officials have been selected to take part in the inaugural event, which is a partnership between NAPT and School Bus Fleet.
How school transportation compares in the U.K.
March 31, 2015

The U.K.’s lack of a standard yellow bus is a prominent difference between the British and American school transportation systems, but the two have more similarities than you might expect.

BusBoss contest offers free route optimization
March 31, 2015
The school bus routing software supplier will give away a full route optimization service to one eligible school district in the U.S.
Officer honored for response to fatal school bus crash
March 31, 2015
When two school buses collided in East Knoxville, Tennessee, School Resource Officer Trish Ward helped evacuate students and reunite them with their parents.
NAPT News & Views — Keeping NCST effective, relevant
March 27, 2015

For the work of the NCST to be relevant and to serve as a model of the school transportation industry’s best practices, interim amendments of the recommendations are essential.

Peggy Burns awarded as School Bus Champion
March 25, 2015
The American School Bus Council recognizes Burns, an expert on legal issues in pupil transportation, for her two decades of dedication to the industry.
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