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How school transportation compares in the U.K.
March 31, 2015

The U.K.’s lack of a standard yellow bus is a prominent difference between the British and American school transportation systems, but the two have more similarities than you might expect.

NSTA Advocacy in Action — What is a negotiated rulemaking, and is it a good thing?
March 31, 2015

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed employing the negotiated rulemaking process to find a solution to its long-proposed concept of entry-level driver training. What is this process, and is it a good thing?

Sure-Lok offers new Titan800 retractor
March 31, 2015
The wheelchair securement retractor is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect in December 2015.
BusBoss contest offers free route optimization
March 31, 2015
The school bus routing software supplier will give away a full route optimization service to one eligible school district in the U.S.
‘Bouncy’ bus ride injures student, prompts lawsuit
March 31, 2015
Oscoda (Mich.) Area Schools and one of its drivers were taken to court for gross negligence after a driver took, at students’ request, an off-route road with dips that sent them bouncing in the air and injured a student.
Officer honored for response to fatal school bus crash
March 31, 2015
When two school buses collided in East Knoxville, Tennessee, School Resource Officer Trish Ward helped evacuate students and reunite them with their parents.
Study: 24% of Michigan districts contract out transportation
March 30, 2015
Ten years ago, only about 4% of school districts in the state outsourced school bus services, according to a report from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
Driver called 'hero' for saving students from bus fire
March 30, 2015
The driver was dropping off students at Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Intermediate School when she noticed the engine was on fire, and got all 35 students to exit safely. No students were injured.
Shop pop quiz: brakes, transmission and more
March 27, 2015

Here’s a stimulating quiz on school bus maintenance issues to share and discuss with your shop team. Topics covered include valve timing, air brakes and hard starting.

NAPT News & Views — Keeping NCST effective, relevant
March 27, 2015

For the work of the NCST to be relevant and to serve as a model of the school transportation industry’s best practices, interim amendments of the recommendations are essential.

Indiana Supreme Court: School bus service not mandated
March 26, 2015
Indiana school districts are not required by the state constitution to provide transportation for students, the state’s high court rules.
Georgia district receives Blue Bird propane bus
March 26, 2015
Valdosta City Schools purchased the bus as part of its plans to lessen its carbon footprint. Plans to buy 10 additional propane buses were recently presented to the board of education.
Grant helps Ohio bus service company boost safety
March 26, 2015
Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair will use a $27,000 grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation to buy a Rotary mobile lifting system.
School bus fleets see fuel savings with Kinetics Hybrid
March 26, 2015
According to a case study, two school districts saw average increases of 26% to 28% miles per gallon in trials of the bolt-on electric hybrid system.
Boy in fatal accident may have re-entered path of bus
March 26, 2015
Witnesses said Jonathan A. Chatham re-entered the path of the bus as it began moving forward, according to a school district statement. A relative of the boy has disputed this account.
Peggy Burns awarded as School Bus Champion
March 25, 2015
The American School Bus Council recognizes Burns, an expert on legal issues in pupil transportation, for her two decades of dedication to the industry.
STA awarded $3.7M contract with Pennsylvania district
March 25, 2015
The contractor will provide Pine-Richland School District in Pittsburgh with 77 propane-fueled school vehicles starting with the 2015-16 school year.
5 New Products to Boost Shop Efficiency
March 25, 2015

Offerings are designed to organize and expedite maintenance work and keep the shop floor clean.

Graco fined $10 million for handling of car seat recall
March 24, 2015
A NHTSA investigation found that the company failed to provide timely notification of a defect in more than 4 million car seats.
Girl helps classmates escape crashed bus
March 24, 2015
A Pennsylvania student got her classmates to safely exit the bus after it drove off the road and slammed into a home. No students were seriously injured, but the bus driver was taken to the hospital.
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