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Plead for more funding as if lives depended on it
June 1, 2000

As the 1999-2000 school year recedes further and further in our rear-view mirrors, we need to prepare for the challenges of the coming school year.

Severe behavior problems managed by teacher-drivers
June 1, 2000

On every school bus lurks that student (or group of students) who consistently misbehaves. Not only is this disturbing, but it can be downright dangerous.

Integrated School Bus Targets Improved Driver Ergonomics, Serviceability
June 1, 2000

International's new Integrated Conventional (IC) school bus marries body, chassis and engine, allowing the company to oversee design, manufacturing and quality-control processes.

Exploring the Options for Child-Alert Systems
June 1, 2000

From a simple Bus Empty sign to high-tech systems with microprocessors, several alternatives exist if you're shopping for a tool to remind drivers to check their buses.

How school choice affects pupil transportation
June 1, 2000

One of the hot topics this election year is whether to let families use tax dollars to send their children to alternative schools.

Florida school bus driver faces porn charges
April 11, 2000
A veteran school bus driver in Sarasota, Fla., was arrested last week and charged with two counts of computer pornography.
News from the World of Pupil Transportation
April 1, 2000

International debuts its own conventional; No charges filed in fatal bus crash; Book readings help drivers bond with passengers

Learn to Detect the Signs of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
April 1, 2000

Even over-the-counter drugs, such as cough syrup and pain medication, can impair a driver’s abilities. Drivers and supervisors need to be aware of this and other substance-abuse facts.

A woman with a headache relieves some industry pain
April 1, 2000

What’s interesting about this television commercial is how it has resonated within the school transportation community. Through the grapevine, I’ve heard that school bus drivers, especially, have embraced this 30-second sales pitch like a newly found twin.

Motivate Your Staff, Without Breaking the Bank
April 1, 2000

Small rewards, even Tootsie Rolls, and interest in their personal growth can encourage employees to give their best effort.

The unsung heroes of school transportation
April 1, 2000

We all know that school bus drivers are not paid enough, respected enough, or given enough recognition as professionals. On the brighter side, there have been improvements in the past few years.

Fuel crunch bruises school bus budgets
March 23, 2000
A steep rise in prices for diesel fuel and gasoline has forced school bus operators to consider ways to minimize the effects on their transportation programs.
Driver accused of assaulting 13-year-old girl on bus
March 6, 2000
A school bus driver in Milwaukee is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl on his bus on Wednesday, March 1.
Focus Groups Help in Designing New Bus Model
March 1, 2000

<i>SBF</i> Editor Steve Hirano discusses the new Saf-T-Liner ER with Ed Swaim, product manager of Type D buses at Thomas Built Buses.

Strategies for Revitalizing Your Driver Training
March 1, 2000

Increase the effectiveness of your driver training through interactive exercises, provocative speakers and team building.

This teen’s ‘dream car’ is a retired school bus
March 1, 2000

When people discover my love for Crown school buses, they figure I spent my childhood on the West Coast riding them to school and back.

Always in a hurry, got somewhere to go
March 1, 2000

Too many children have died because motorists have decided that the flashing red lights and extended stop arm of a school bus are merely a suggestion.

Should transportation directors have experience as bus drivers?
February 1, 2000

Transportation directors and other pupil transportation experts weigh in.

A short reminder for busy people
February 1, 2000

The world seems to be moving so quickly — with information being spat at us faster than we can assimilate it — that we rarely have time to think about death.

Ingenuity Required to Overcome Alaska’s Natural Barriers
February 1, 2000

Paved highways are rare in the country's northernmost state, requiring schools to find creative ways of meeting the transportation needs of students.

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