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School Bus eXchange 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.
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 eXchange 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.
Job fair seeks school bus driver candidates
March 19, 2015
At Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools event, current bus drivers will be on hand to answer questions. The district’s job fairs have helped tackle driver shortage.
School Bus Fleet a finalist for 2 Maggie Awards
March 17, 2015
The SBF 2014 Fact Book and Nicole Schlosser’s article “Will Ramped-up Vehicle Tech Bring Smarter, Safer School Buses?” are up for the honors.
California district gets funding for bus service pilot
March 17, 2015
The town of Tiburon and the city of Belvedere put up a one-year school bus subsidy for Reed Union School District to see if providing cheaper rides will increase ridership and decrease traffic.
TransTraks to develop membership program for California association
March 17, 2015
The new program for the California Association of School Transportation Officials will include an online application process and will be hosted on a cloud service.
SafeStop releases 2nd-generation bus app for parents
March 16, 2015
The new version of the app, which provides a real-time bus locator and other features, improves the parent interface and experience, according to SafeStop.
LBS South sells IC Bus distribution rights in Florida
March 12, 2015
LBS South accepts a purchase offer from Sun State International Trucks for its IC Bus distribution rights for the state of Florida and certain company assets.
Transfinder hosts free webinar on optimizing fuel savings
March 11, 2015
On March 12 at 1 p.m. EST, school transportation professionals will share how Transfinder helped them leverage technology to create ongoing savings that they reinvested in other important school initiatives.
Collins Bus promotes Joe Leggett to VP role
March 11, 2015
As vice president of sales for the Type A school bus manufacturer, Leggett will lead sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada.
The case for audio monitoring on school buses
March 10, 2015
Audio monitoring can help deter and resolve verbal conflicts, bullying accusations and general bad behavior. But privacy concerns must be addressed.

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