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Canyon State Bus Sales joins Girardin dealership network
January 21, 2009
DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec — Girardin Minibus Inc. announced that Canyon State Bus Sales has joined its dealership network.
TransPar acquires educational consulting firm
January 15, 2009
School transportation consulting firm TransPar Group has acquired Access Management Group Inc., an educational consulting company.
School district launches transportation training facility
January 14, 2009
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. has opened a new transportation training facility that will provide year-round education for new and existing drivers as well as emergency responders.
Blue Bird wins Website award
January 12, 2009
Blue Bird Corp.’s Website, www.blue-bird.com, was recently honored with a 2008 Ektron All-Star Award as the best transportation site.
School buses fill in for transit buses
January 7, 2009
Students who normally use the transit system to get to school were given a more traditional ride today: the yellow school bus.
NAPT Technology Showcase
January 1, 2009

Here’s a look at the latest in pupil transportation products that were on view at the NAPT trade show in Myrtle Beach, S.C. New technologies included a driving simulator and a seat belt monitoring system.

Pete Baxter Named Administrator of the Year
January 1, 2009

State pupil transportation director in Indiana has led training efforts across the nation and has helmed key industry organizations.

Training session takes on school bus emergencies
December 30, 2008
An Ohio firefighter is offering training that communities may find they need to have but would hope they never need to use: responding to a severe school bus crash.
Blue Bird facility wins safety award
December 22, 2008
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp.’s manufacturing facility here recently completed one year without a lost-time incident.
School bus sales down in 2008
December 17, 2008
Modest increases in Type C and D school bus sales in North America over the past year were overshadowed by a large drop in Type A/B sales, resulting in an overall drop of 4 percent.
School district uses GPS, DVR technology to exonerate bus driver
December 17, 2008
Last fall, the dispatch office at Escambia School District received a call notifying staff that one of their buses had been involved in an accident at a railway crossing.
ASBC reports on benefits of school bus service in 2008
December 17, 2008
WASHINGTON — The American School Bus Council (ASBC) released its findings from an analysis of 2008 and the results of a recent survey.
Florida transportation department to fill in for Santa Claus
December 10, 2008
Every year, the staff members at Lee County Public Schools’ Transportation West try to help out those less fortunate during the holidays.
New Mexico transporters discuss efficiency, management
December 3, 2008
Pupil transportation professionals from across the state gathered here in mid-November to share ideas and stay abreast of issues facing the industry.
Thomas Built recognizes top dealers for 2008
December 3, 2008
Thomas Built Buses recently recognized Kerlin Bus Sales and Leasing of Silver Lake, Ind., with its 2008 national Dealer of the Year Award.
NAPT offers Coordinator of Professional Development position
December 3, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) has expanded its professional development program for pupil transportation ad...
Georgia district to offer Spanish classes for transportation staff
December 3, 2008
Clayton County Public Schools’ (CCPS) transportation department will begin offering Spanish classes to its team members in an effort to improve communication with parents and students.
School transportation staff goes pink
November 25, 2008
School bus drivers and administrators now wear the color pink on the 11th of each month in honor of breast cancer awareness.
Ridge Road Express Inc. opens new dispatch, classroom facility
November 24, 2008
School bus service provider Ridge Road Express Inc. celebrated its 80th anniversary last month with the opening of its new 4,800-sq. ft. dispatch and classroom facility.
REMINDER: SBF, IC Bus to offer Web seminar
November 19, 2008
TORRANCE, Calif. — A free online session on Thursday will provide bus-specific tips for improving fuel economy.

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