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Blue Bird completes financial restructuring
December 1, 2004

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. has emerged from a financial restructuring with its parent company, Henlys Group PLC, establishing the school bus m...

Rising costs, challenges
December 1, 2004

For better or worse, the 2004 presidential election is behind us. If you were in Cincinnati for the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s co...

What You Can Learn From the 5 Worst School Bus Operations
November 1, 2004

At war with the community

Rough Public Schools, Foulmouth, S.D.
The transportation department at Rough Public Schools may n...

Wild Rides Across America
November 1, 2004

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. That’s the law of the land for transportation operations at some school districts across America. Regardless of t...

Q&A: Manufacturing Improvement is Jeff Bust's Mission
November 1, 2004

More than a year ago, Jeff Bust was brought aboard by Blue Bird Corp. as president and CEO to help right a ship that was foundering. Production proble...

It's time to start the uphill climb
November 1, 2004

Heading into the holiday season, it’s time to give thanks that the pupil transportation industry continues to provide safe and efficient service in sp...

PTSI unveils curriculum for attendant training
November 1, 2004

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI) has launched an updated training series that thoroughly explains the duties of the s...

Blue Bird Corp. appoints new Arizona distributor
November 1, 2004

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. has added Canyon State Bus Sales Inc. to its network of school bus dealers.

The full-service distributor, which...

How Transit is Filling Gaps in School Bus Transportation
November 1, 2004

With budget situations not looking rosy at school districts across the country, school bus transportation has become a cost-cutting target for many sc...

Don't drop your guard
November 1, 2004

A recent article published in a Pittsburgh newspaper quoted me as the source for some questionable viewpoints and is the spark for this article.


A degree of difficulty
November 1, 2004

We talk often about the educational process and how it’s impacted by the quality of a school district’s transportation program, but we rarely talk abo...

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part V)
October 1, 2004

61. Seek consultation

As any transportation director knows, time management and organization are critical challenges facing a school distric...

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part IV)
October 1, 2004

46. Be specific with bus bids

Time spent before a bus enters your fleet can be well worth it. In our school system, we have to award bus bid...

A return to greatness
October 1, 2004

As you can see, we’ve created a new blockbuster feature article for this issue that continues the theme of “greatness.” From 1999 to 2003, we publishe...

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part III)
October 1, 2004

31. Get a library card

Having trouble finding service manuals for older-model buses? Fear not. Most dealerships keep comprehensive service l...

Thomas adds new dealer in Southwest
October 1, 2004

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses has added Auto Safety House LLC to its school bus dealer network. The Phoenix-based dealer will offer the...

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part II)
October 1, 2004

16. Explain diesel fumes to parents

Over the past few years, several diesel exhaust studies have created fears about the possible hazards of...

Bus arson fires up Michigan city
October 1, 2004
HART, Mich. — Seven school buses belonging to the Hart Public School District were damaged by fire, ultimately damaging four of the buses beyond repai...
75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part I)
October 1, 2004

1. Give subs their fair share

Like many other school bus operations nationwide, Sweetwater Union High School District in Chula Vista, Calif....

Tales from a new bus driver
October 1, 2004

It had been at least 15 years since I was a student who rode the school bus. The last experience I could recall with clarity was a trip home from high...

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