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New president named at surveillance supplier Seon
December 17, 2014
Tom Gill, Seon’s chief operating officer, will become president on Dec. 31. President Terry Akiyama will retire from that role but will serve as chairman.
Student fatally struck while trying to board bus
December 17, 2014
A 16-year-old girl in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, was crossing an intersection in an attempt to board her school bus when she was struck by a car that allegedly ran the bus’ stop arm, police say. She was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.
School bus crossing light approved in Colorado
December 16, 2014
Colorado becomes the seventh state to allow Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street.
School bus slides, strikes pregnant woman
December 16, 2014
A Buffalo, New York, woman was struck by the bus and pinned between her car and the bus. The driver was maneuvering between two cars parked on opposite sides of a narrow, slippery street.
All-Star Transportation acquires Connecticut contractor
December 15, 2014
With the purchase of Worhunsky Corp., school bus operator All-Star adds about 120 vehicles to its fleet of more than 700.
DEF transfer system designed for long haul
December 15, 2014
Innovative Products of America’s DEF Transfer System is constructed of all DEF-rated components with corrosion-resistant fittings for a long-term transfer solution, according to the supplier.
Tree falls on bus in storm, no one hurt
December 15, 2014
Ray Johnson, a bus driver for Longview (Wash.) School District #122, was driving on a rural road with four students on board when strong winds knocked a tree on top of the bus. He was able to call for help in time and students were safely transferred to another bus.
School bus veteran, alt-fuel advocate Jerry Rineer to retire
December 12, 2014
Rineer, who has more than 40 years of experience in school transportation, has become a “go-to guy” for colleagues across the country who are interested in alternative fuels.
National Express names winners of safety poster contest
December 11, 2014
The school bus contracting firm’s 2014 contest drew more than 230 submissions, and winners in four categories earned $1,000 each.
Kansas School Bus Safety Unit veteran to retire
December 11, 2014
Debbie Romine, who has been a fixture in pupil transportation safety training and other programs in Kansas for 26 years, will retire on Dec. 19.
School bus driver dies in collision with garbage truck
December 11, 2014
Union County (N.C.) Public Schools driver Timothy Jerome McManus was on his way to pick up students when the driver of the dump truck crossed the center line while going around a curve and hit the bus head-on.
90 bus batteries stolen from Georgia school district
December 11, 2014
In some cases, a dozen batteries were taken at a time from DeKalb County School District in the ongoing thefts. Police have a picture of the suspect’s vehicle driving out of one of the bus yard lots moments after batteries were stolen.
School bus sales up 4% in 2014
December 10, 2014
Total school bus sales rose to 37,663 units. Sales in the North American market have increased for the past three years in a row.
Cloud-based application offers bus management tools
December 10, 2014
The Sunray program includes transportation-related features, such as bus stop and student management, bus mapping, routing and optimization.
Free webinar to discuss CNG benefits
December 10, 2014
On Jan. 29, Collins Bus and Westport will discuss key considerations for adopting compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. They will also share details on the new NEXBUS Type A CNG Collins bus.
Driver refuses drug test after minor accident, loses job
December 9, 2014
Stewart County Schools in Dover, Tennessee, terminated Bruce Siders’ employment after he said he refused the screening, required by school board policy following any bus accident. No one was injured and there was no indication Siders was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, officials say.
STA to expand service to Missouri
December 9, 2014
The contractor will provide Columbia Public Schools with 212 new school vehicles. The contract marks the company's first operations in the state.
Festive school bus wins award in Christmas parade
December 9, 2014
Humble (Texas) Independent School District adorned a bus with Christmas lights, reindeer antlers and other decorations for a local parade, and the team took home a top honor.
Blue Bird offers electronic stability control system
December 8, 2014
The Bendix Electronic Stability Program is now available as an option on Blue Bird’s All American and Vision buses.
Driver rescues nearly 40 children from burning bus
December 8, 2014
Kristina Behrman of Davenport, Florida, called 911 when she saw smoke coming from the back of the bus as she was driving students to school. She got the students to evacuate the bus just before it burst into flames.
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