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Los Angeles district officials, bus drivers reach labor agreement
September 22, 2009
All Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school bus drivers will take six furlough days, a pay cut worth $1 million, as a partial solution to offset the district’s current budget shortfall. In exchange, the district will restore the hours of 192 full-time drivers.
Clark County maintains service despite budget cut
September 22, 2009
Clark County School District had to cut more than $5 million from its transportation budget, but the operation has employed a few strategies to maintain the same level of service.
Ohio schools given $72K in field trip transportation grants
September 18, 2009
Two-hundred and forty Ohio schools received a total of $72,000 in grant funding to help defray school bus transportation costs for field trips to the Ohio Statehouse Museum.
WAPT establishes industry service, leadership awards
September 18, 2009
The Washington Association for Pupil Transportation (WAPT) has created two honors to recognize industry professionals for leadership and service.
Bell time shift could save $1.2M
September 15, 2009
In order to decrease transportation costs, which many school districts across the nation are being driven to do, Brevard District Schools turned to its bell times.
New school bus dealership launched
September 15, 2009
Blue Bird has added a new dealership, Bird Bus Sales of New York, to its North American listing of dealers.
First Observer to host terrorism awareness Web seminar
September 9, 2009
First Observer will promote terrorism awareness with a live Web seminar on Sept. 11.
NYC school buses take seniors on midday grocery runs
September 4, 2009
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration has launched a series of 59 initiatives aimed at making the city more livable for its growing senior population, including a plan to transport seniors by school bus on trips to supermarkets.
PTSI cancels fall conference
September 2, 2009
LIVERPOOL, N.Y. — The Behind-the-Wheel Trainers and Classroom Instructors conference, which was to be held at a Holiday Inn here Oct. 9-11, has been ...
Veteran transportation director passes away
September 1, 2009

LEESBURG, Va. — Mike Lunsford began his pupil transportation career in 1968 as a student bus driver. He was only 16 years old.

In that role at ...

Tips to Protect Employees From Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
September 1, 2009

Imagine receiving a call that a child has been injured while boarding one of your school buses. The driver stated that a young girl has fallen on t...

The pursuit of greatness
September 1, 2009

If you attended the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) conference last fall, you probably heard a stimulating keynote presentatio...

Software Simplifies Routing With Invaluable Data, Capabilities
September 1, 2009

The routing and scheduling software currently available to school bus operations is user-friendly and designed to make the routing process as smoo...

Product Highlights
September 1, 2009

System provides early detection, suppression of bus fires
The Kidde Automatic Fire Detection and Suppression System for school buses is d...

September 1, 2009

LARRY RIGGSBEE has retired from his position at Sumner County (Tenn.) Schools, where he led the transportation program. He now ser...

No stupid questions
September 1, 2009

Normally, I don’t get nervous when the phone rings. But this time was different. I was expecting a very important call.

No shortage of kindness
September 1, 2009

Over the decades that I’ve been involved with the school bus industry, I’ve constantly been impressed by the dedication of the people who work in...

Direct observation required for follow-up drug tests
September 1, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — School bus drivers and other CDL holders who fail or refuse to take a drug test will have to be directly observed in a test before...

Business Watch
September 1, 2009

STA participates in philanthropic efforts
Collegeville, Pa., Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) employees raised nearly $4,200...

Zonar donates 10 scholarships to attend NAPT Summit
August 31, 2009
Zonar Systems has donated 10 scholarships for attendance to the 2009 National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Annual Summit, to be held in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 31 to Nov. 5.

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