When William “Alex” Alexander began driving school buses for Spring Branch Independent School District (ISD) in 1956, he never would have guessed the extent of his contributions to the community. Now, Alexander is retiring after 50 years of service.
SAN DIEGO — The importance of writing proper bus specifications was emphasized by Charlie Hood, Florida’s state pupil transportation director, during a session at the 38th annual conference of the California Association of School Transportation Officials in San Diego.
In 1999, soap actress Susan Lucci (All My Children) finally won a Daytime Emmy Award — on her 19th try.
The three major pupil transportation associations have been lobbying lawmakers in the nation's capital about concerns over rising fuel prices, security and funding of the Clean School Bus USA program.
Twelve years ago, I used e-mail for the first time. It was a difficult transition for me, especially since I’m not a good typist. But I’ve come a long way since then.
The challenges some smaller operations face can mirror those of larger operations. However, dealing with difficult routing scenarios, attendance issues or the expense of training materials for just a handful of drivers makes a huge difference.
One of the fundamental concerns many people have with policymakers and elected officials is that they do not completely understand the impact of decisions they make.
Mary Amyot may be a new name to many people in our industry today. But her name is one that should be known for the contributions she made in New York state and across the nation.
If he ever has a problem finding a substitute bus driver, Romulus Central School Superintendent Mike Midey may be able to fill the slot himself.
TORRANCE, Calif. — Grab your camera and start shooting — it’s time for SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s Second Annual Photo Contest!
This year’s competit...
GURNEE, Ill. — Peter J. Grandolfo, a pupil transportation authority in the area of special needs, died Jan. 22. He was 59.
The bus driver shortage tends to be cyclical, like the economy, but varies according to region. Some school districts and contractors have great luck in finding qualified drivers, while others have a much tougher time recruiting good prospects.
When parents aren't present to receive their children, pupil transporters face a predicament. Instead of bringing students to the depot, drivers should take them back to school. Here's why.
Parents and school administrators, among others, should know of the many success stories involving school bus drivers. Working with public information officers, distributing newsletters and nominating drivers for awards are great ways to grow awareness.
In my opening News & Views article (“Big family takes on big goals,” November 2005, pg. 18), I indicated that the NAPT Board of Directors would “review and renew” our strategic policy.
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. filed a prepackaged restructuring plan in late January with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada.
THE PLAINS, Va. — Charlie Gauthier has resigned his post as executive director of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation ...
Commemorating SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s 50th anniversary, we’ve unveiled a new department in this issue — “Rearview Mirror.” It’s a pictorial retrospective of the pupil transportation industry, featuring photos of old school buses and covers of SBF and its predecessors.
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