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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.
Diesel drops below $3 per gallon
January 21, 2015
The average price of diesel in the U.S. is down to $2.933 per gallon. The last time the average was under $3 was in September 2010.
District helps bus drivers get in shape
January 20, 2015
The Lebanon School District in New Hampshire started an exercise program for its bus drivers to help improve their health and their ability to help students in an emergency.
Jim Beekman Awarded for Efficiency Efforts, Keen Leadership
January 20, 2015

Beekman galvanized the Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools transportation department and implemented numerous improvements, which led to increased efficiency, multi-million-dollar savings and high staff morale.

School bus crossing light allowed in 2 more states
January 19, 2015
Nevada becomes the sixth state to allow Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street.
Ohio district to test GPS app on school buses
January 16, 2015
North Ridgeville City Schools is testing GPS units on two of its buses for a proposed app that would show school bus locations and real-time arrival information. The district aims to improve communication with parents, help drivers stay on schedule and save on fuel costs.
School bus driver rescues woman from overturned car
January 15, 2015
Larry Cornett was driving on his morning route for Burke County (N.C.) Public Schools when another bus driver notified him of a crash on the route. He pulled the driver out of her car and waited with her on his bus until help arrived.
Conferences Target School Bus Security, Leadership Skills
January 14, 2015

Here, we recap highlights from the NAPT Summit and NASDPTS Conference, which were held in Kansas City, Missouri, in November. Sessions covered such pertinent topics as shooter response training, student safety and leadership, and awards recognized vital contributions to pupil transportation.

NAPT, SBF launch School Bus Xchange
January 13, 2015
The new SBX event will bring industry thought leaders together with product and service providers for two days of interaction in an educational setting.
NASDPTS reveals dates for 2015 conference
January 8, 2015
The state pupil transportation directors’ annual gathering this year will be held Nov. 8-11 in Richmond, Virginia.
NAPT expands leadership initiative
January 8, 2015
The Leading Every Day initiative consists of six webinars, starting Jan. 13, covering project management and long-term process initiatives.
Baltimore group seeks solutions for school transit
January 7, 2015
A community event aims to develop ways to cut down on long transit rides and taxi costs for students. Baltimore City Public Schools will provide seed funding for the best proposals.
Pupil transportation legal expert Peggy Burns to retire
January 6, 2015
After two decades of serving as a vital resource on legal issues for the pupil transportation industry, Burns will retire at the end of 2015.
Diesel price still on the decline
December 31, 2014
The average diesel price in the U.S. is down to $3.213 per gallon — the lowest point in four years.
Top 5 most ‘liked’ stories on SBF’s Facebook in 2014
December 31, 2014
Stories on the holidays and driver heroism were among the most popular this year.
Richard Wolfington Sr. led school bus dealership for 50 years
December 30, 2014
Wolfington, who washed buses as a teen and later took the reins of his family’s school bus business, Wolfington Body Co., died on Thursday at age 75.
Top 5 most-viewed news stories of 2014
December 29, 2014
News stories that attracted the most traffic on Schoolbusfleet.com covered such topics as school bus stop-arm cameras, driver union dues and a bus stop dog attack.
Editors' Picks: Photo Galleries of the Year
December 29, 2014
Photo collection picks included images from readers of a particularly harsh winter and cover shots from School Bus Fleet magazine going back to the 1950s.
Fleet management solution Azuga partners with Verizon
December 29, 2014
Verizon Wireless will serve as the official wireless network provider for Azuga Fleet, a cloud-based GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior program.
Transfinder offering Santa Claus free routing software access
December 22, 2014
In addition to offering Transfinder’s Routefinder Pro product to determine the most efficient route and navigate around any potential hazards, Transfinder will provide access to its Busfinder product, dubbed Sleighfinder on this occasion, to schedule and plan Santa’s busy travel day.

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