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4 students burned on school bus
February 12, 2015
The radiator on the North Carolina bus overheated and spilled hot liquid into the rear compartment where the children were seated. While three were transported to a burn unit for treatment, none of the injuries are considered life-threatening.
Newly found footage of historic school bus accident to air
February 10, 2015
Home movie footage of a school bus being pulled out of a Kentucky river following what has been called the worst school bus accident in U.S. history will be shown as part of a film that is a follow-up to the 2009 documentary The Very Worst Thing.
Driver receives school bus casket as gift
February 10, 2015
Glen Davis, a former longtime bus driver for Grand Meadow (Minn.) Public Schools, received a casket built and painted to resemble a school bus from his friend, the owner of a funeral home, who wanted to pay tribute to his life.
To lessen shortage, district lets attendants take a test-drive
February 10, 2015
Humble (Texas) Independent School District invited its bus attendants to take part in a ride-and-drive event, allowing them to try driving a school bus in the safety of a large parking lot. Nearly all the attendants who participated have decided to start training to become school bus drivers.
Alabama state director Joe Lightsey steps down
February 10, 2015
Lightsey retires from the state position but takes on a new role at school bus dealership Transportation South. Kevin Snowden succeeds Lightsey as state director.
IC Bus honors 4 dealers for customer service
February 9, 2015
This year’s winners are Timmons Truck Center of Lousiana; Leonard Bus Sales Inc. in New York; Midwest Transit Equipment in Illinois; and Western Canada IC Bus Inc. in Alberta.
New NHTSA chief to speak at Love the Bus event
February 5, 2015
Administrator Mark Rosekind will be among the dignitaries at the American School Bus Council’s Feb. 10 event. He is slated to talk about the safety benefits of school buses.
Bus mechanic charged with stealing $20K from district
February 5, 2015
Anthony Robinson, the lead mechanic for the Teton County (Wyo.) School District’s bus fleet, allegedly used a district credit card to buy parts, then resold them and kept the money. He is facing a felony theft charge.
Transfinder reports 20% revenue increase in 2014
February 5, 2015
The company marked its 15th consecutive year of sustained revenue growth, officials said. Transfinder also experienced significant growth within the K-12 market.
Pupil transportation aid boost proposed in Wisconsin
February 5, 2015
Funding for high-cost and long-distance pupil transportation would be increased under a plan by Gov. Scott Walker to provide more resources for rural schools.
New president appointed at Thomas Built Buses
February 3, 2015
Caley Edgerly, the current VP of operations for the school bus manufacturer, will be promoted to president and CEO after Kelley Platt moves to truck manufacturer Western Star.
Collins names Kelli Kepler regional sales manager
January 29, 2015
Kepler has been with the Type A school bus manufacturer’s sales department for the last six years and has been working directly with Collins dealers.
GAPT: Driver health funding cuts could worsen shortage, hurt recruitment
January 28, 2015
The Georgia Association for Pupil Transportation says a proposal to cut health funding for part-time school bus drivers would remove a valuable recruitment and retention tool, as well as a large chunk of driver compensation.
School bus driver charged with DUI
January 28, 2015
Authorities in Tazewell, Virginia, say that no children were on the bus when the driver was arrested. However, she had just completed a route.
Applications now being accepted for School Bus Xchange
January 27, 2015
The event, a partnership between NAPT and SBF, will bring together a select group of school bus operators and suppliers to exchange information and build relationships.
Bold new things in store for the new year
January 26, 2015

From the new event that we're launching with NAPT, School Bus Xchange, to a couple of key changes on the School Bus Fleet team, exciting things are happening here.

16 key school transportation issues in the New Year
January 26, 2015

NAPT News & Views: As we begin a new year, we want you to have a snapshot of the issues we consider front and center for our industry. Here are some issues on the NAPT public policy radar screen in 2015.

Mechanic-turned-director Brian Weisinger to retire
January 22, 2015
After nearly 40 years in the industry, the Texas pupil transportation stalwart will step down from his district position but will remain active in the industry.
Masonlane routing software aims to keep cost low
January 22, 2015
The company is using the Software as a Service model to keep costs low on Sunray, its cloud-based software. This model also provides an easy online purchasing process.
Senator brings bus-train crash rescuers to State of the Union address
January 21, 2015
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) brought Susan and Richard Lunski, the first people at the scene of the bus-train crash near Larimore, North Dakota, as her guests to the State of the Union address. The Lunskis helped rescue students as they waited for first responders.

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