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Harper Power Products to serve as new Thomas Built dealer
February 24, 2009
TORONTO — Harper Power Products Inc. has added Thomas Built Buses units to its product lineup.
School Bus Safety Co. introduces driver training program
February 9, 2009
School Bus Safety Co. has released the Driver Training Course, which provides school bus drivers with skills to prevent vehicular accidents.
New Jersey conference canceled
February 6, 2009
RARITAN, N.J. — A state budget crisis has led the School Transportation Supervisors of New Jersey (STS) to halt its annual convention.
Blue Bird responds to economic downturn
February 2, 2009
Blue Bird Corp. announced today that it has taken steps to mitigate the economic downturn that has led to delays in school bus orders.
Who Are You Again?
February 1, 2009

Learning students’ names is essential to establishing a safe bus environment, and it will enhance their ride to and from school. Creating a seating chart and a student roster are just two ways that bus drivers and aides can accomplish this task.

NAPT News & Views — The Washington scene: change in the air
February 1, 2009

To say that “change” is now the en vogue buzzword in Washington, D.C., would be the understatement of the millennium!

Educational arts program from Daimler, Kennedy Center gets rolling
January 30, 2009
Daimler Financial Services and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which partnered last year to offer the “On Location: Spotlight on Your Community” education program, have completed the launch phase of the program.
Glass company owner indicted in school bus windshield scam
January 28, 2009
Troy Jason Vollberg has been indicted in connection with an elaborate scheme in which school bus windshields at Scottsdale Unified School District were destroyed and Vollberg’s company profited by replacing them.
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.

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