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Transfinder to host client conference
February 22, 2010
Event in July will provide the company’s pupil transportation software users with an opportunity to attend classroom and computer lab sessions, receive routing software certification and network with colleagues from around the country.
Q&A: Blue Bird, Girardin Join Forces
February 19, 2010

Greg Bennett and Steve Girardin discuss the joint venture to merge the manufacturers’ Type A bus products.

‘Snowmaggeddon’ closes schools, sidelines buses
February 12, 2010
Recording-breaking snowfall in the mid-Atlantic region halted school bus operations this week, but there’s much work to be done for schools to resume next week.
NYAPT testifies before state fiscal committees
February 5, 2010
The pupil transportation group cautions lawmakers to avoid money-saving measures that could compromise student safety. NYAPT also expresses qualified support for a "shared services" proposal, calls for a review of special-needs transportation costs, and proposes streamlining paperwork requirements.
Thomas Built names new president
February 1, 2010
School bus OEM officially announces Kelley Platt as the successor of John O’Leary, who moved into a new role with Daimler Trucks North America. Platt played a pivotal role in Daimler’s 1998 acquisition of Thomas Built.
Canadian pupil transportation event to tackle timely issues
January 28, 2010
Sessions during the biannual Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference, scheduled for May 16-19, will cover such topics as illegal bus passing, fuel management and seat belts. A trade show will also be held.
Hawaii DOE issues recommendations for school bus deficit
January 22, 2010
In light of a $12 million school transportation deficit, the Department of Education is recommending eliminating some routes, consolidating other routes and increasing walking distances for grades 3 through high school.
Southeastern conference details revealed
January 19, 2010
The regional pupil transportation event will be held in Columbia, S.C., in July. The South Carolina state association will hold its annual conference concurrently.
School bus drivers organize charitable giving year round
January 15, 2010
One driver organizes an annual golf tournament, which last year raised $3,700. Holiday meals and gifts are also donated annually to families in need.
David Pace Named Administrator of the Year
January 15, 2010

SBF presents the 36th award to the veteran transportation director from
Virginia, who has served as a mentor for many new people entering the field.

Versatrans Solutions to undergo leadership change
January 13, 2010
Doug Hamlin will step down as president of the student transportation software provider in February 2011. The move is part of a long-term strategy to transfer the ownership and leadership responsibilities of Versatrans, which was acquired by Tyler Technologies in 2008.
Arizona district equips school bus with Internet access
January 8, 2010
School officials say the Wi-Fi service encourages students to study during the bus ride and contributes to a quieter, safer atmosphere on board.
Allied Bus Sales employee honored for service excellence
January 4, 2010
Ken Ruble, service manager of the school bus and parts distributor, was presented with Navistar’s President’s Award, which recognizes organizations and individuals that show growth in service, warranty sales and technical training hours.
School bus sales continue to drop
December 18, 2009
The number of units sold in North America fell 8.1 percent in 2009, marking the third year of decline in a row.
REI launches electronic catalog, YouTube channel
December 17, 2009
Web-based media tools allow users to view Radio Engineering Industries products and warranty information online with the electronic catalog, and to learn more about the company and its products via the YouTube channel.
Blue Bird honors top dealers
December 17, 2009
Bryson Sales and Service of Utah is named the school bus manufacturer’s 2009 Dealer of the Year. Regional and "Best in Bus" awards were also given out.
Federal Highway Administration strives to improve safety on roads
December 17, 2009
A 2009 edition of the agency’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices was released this week. The manual includes new and updated requirements for numerous traffic control devices, including requiring better pavement markings to increase bike lane safety and extending walk times for pedestrians at crosswalks.
School bus driver honored for teaching efforts
December 15, 2009
Johnny Campbell provides learning materials on board his bus and welcomes each student onto the bus each morning. He was honored this week by school district officials.
Industry preps for 2010 Love the Bus campaign
December 15, 2009
A press release template for media market use and a Love the Bus toolkit are available to help school bus operations honor their drivers and raise awareness among students, parents and the community about school bus safety in February.
ASBC asks for $5M in federal funds
December 11, 2009
The pupil transportation industry coalition goes to Washington to drum up support for a public education campaign to promote increased school bus ridership.

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