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Reminder: SBF Photo Contest deadline draws near
May 13, 2015
Entries for School Bus Fleet’s 11th Annual Photo Contest are due May 22. Three winners will receive a $100 cash prize.
Data expert Mark Aesch to speak at NAPT
May 13, 2015
The consultant and former transit agency head will discuss data-driven decision-making in the opening session of the NAPT Summit.
Thomas Built Buses honors top dealers, dealer trainers
May 6, 2015
W.C. Cressey & Son is named the school bus OEM’s 2014 Dealer of the Year. The Dealer Trainer of the Year award goes to Trace Tolby of Auto Safety House.
Transfinder unveils new routing software program
May 5, 2015
Routefinder Pro v12.0 offers features that enable simultaneous school routing, simplify routing for unassigned students and prevent mistakenly modifying records, company officials say.
Trans Tech names Dealer of the Year
May 5, 2015
The manufacturer selects Leonard Bus Sales of Deposit, New York, for its 2014 Dealer of the Year Award. The dealer is also celebrating 50 years in the bus distribution business this year.
2 charged in school bus service scam
May 1, 2015
A transportation supervisor and a bus company owner are accused of stealing about $280,000 from the city of Yonkers, New York, for school bus services that were never provided.
Onspot adds regional manager for eastern Canada
April 29, 2015
Daniel Corriveau joins the automatic tire chain supplier’s sales and marketing staff. He previously worked at an Onspot dealer in Quebec.
NAPT reveals speakers for 2015 Summit
April 28, 2015
Federal safety officials and inspirational athletes are among the key presenters on tap for the National Association for Pupil Transportation event.
IC Bus names Dealer of the Year
April 28, 2015
Western Canada Bus won the manufacturer’s North American School Bus 2014 Dealer of the Year award. The dealer is being recognized for its performance, industry and community leadership.
Seon acquires routing software provider
April 27, 2015
The supplier’s purchase of U.S. Computing complements its existing portfolio of video and fleet management products and will solidify its position in the school bus routing market, company officials said.
Thomas Built Buses adds dealer in New Mexico
April 27, 2015
Albuquerque Freightliner, which is part of LoneStar Truck Group, will offer all Thomas Built Buses products, including Type A, C and D school buses.
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.

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