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Blue Bird, Girardin consolidate Type A lines
October 19, 2009
The manufacturers merge their Type A bus products and distribution into one entity, dubbed Micro Bird Inc....
NAPT to unveil special needs certification in Louisville
October 16, 2009
The addition to NAPT’s professional development series includes 32 hours of training curriculum; trainees in the program must attend a school bus roadeo and trade show....
School bus driver saves choking student
October 5, 2009
Here, Grant Reppert, director of transportation at Gwinnett County Public Schools, describes how one of the district’s drivers saved the life...
Q&A: Still secure after 25 years
October 5, 2009
As Q’Straint hits a milestone, President Jean-Marc Girardin discusses the company’s continuing quest to bolster the safety of passengers who use w...
Parking sweep causes hardship for special-needs driver
October 5, 2009
CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. — Village board and staff here have recently initiated a crackdown on vehicles over a certain weight parking in residential are...
3 killed as car collides with special-needs bus
October 5, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz. — A passenger car collided head-on with an Altar Valley School District bus on Sept. 22, causing three fatalites.

The Arizona Dep...

Q&A: Still Secure After 25 Years
October 1, 2009

As Q’Straint hits a milestone, President Jean-Marc Girardin discusses the company’s continuing quest to bolster the safety of passengers who use wheelchairs.

Scholarship offered for special-needs conference
September 29, 2009
MCLEAN, Va. — One industry professional will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Orlando, Fla., next year to attend the 19th National Conference and...
Some stimulus funds available for special-needs buses
September 14, 2009
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — The local school district here has been awarded stimulus funding to buy a special-needs bus, and other pupil transportation ope...
Student responds to bus monitor’s heart attack
September 14, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Sept. 1, school bus monitor Tony Riebel experienced a massive heart attack during the bus ride home. Luckily, fifth-grader Jord...
District runs 1 bus with aide for special-needs students
September 14, 2009
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Prescott Unified School District officials have reconfigured bus routes in response to concerns from parents over the district gove...
State Supreme Court asked to review special-needs bus case
September 14, 2009
LONGMONT, Colo. — The St. Vrain Valley School District recently asked the state Supreme Court to review a case wherein one of its school bus drivers ...
District to implement new bus pickup policy for special-needs students
August 3, 2009
EL PASO, Texas — Socorro Independent School District is scheduled to implement a new bus pickup policy today for its special-needs students and child...
Detroit Public Schools forgoes plan to cut 159 bus attendants
August 3, 2009
DETROIT — In new developments announced last week, Detroit Public Schools (DPS) will not follow through with a plan to lay off 159 special-needs bus ...
Special-needs bus driver honored for helping students, community
August 3, 2009
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — Lake Elsinore Unified School District (USD) special-needs school bus driver Julie Poirier-Leyva was recently recognized for h...
South Carolina District Staff Refine Special-Needs Bus Evacuation
August 3, 2009
By Kelly Roher, Senior Editor

Transportation personnel at Greenville (S.C.) County Schools have developed an innovative special-needs ...

Special-Needs Briefs — 7/6/09
July 6, 2009
Drivers for special-needs students protest privatization
SALEM, Mass. — Salem Public Schools’ plan to privatize special-needs school tran...
Feds save Medicaid payments for transportation
July 6, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — School districts will continue to be able to receive Medicaid payments for some transportation activities thanks to a move made by...
Special-needs bus driver honored
July 6, 2009
MINERAL WELLS, Texas — Special-needs school bus driver Tina Cross was selected by her peers as Mineral Wells Independent School District’s (MWISD) 20...
South Carolina District Refines Special-Needs Bus Evacuation
July 1, 2009
Transportation personnel at Greenville (S.C.) County Schools have developed an innovative special-needs school bus evacuation program that include...

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