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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.
Alleged assault of special-needs teen settled for $13K
December 1, 2014
The lawsuit alleged that a school bus monitor in East Hartford, Connecticut, assaulted a 13-year-old girl with special needs, but town officials disputed the suit's account.
2 school bus drivers charged with selling heroin
September 9, 2014
Police arrested Jorge "Wapito" Aviles and Ashley Byrdsong, both of whom work for DATTCO in Connecticut, after authorities searched their homes and allegedly found a .45-caliber gun and 270 bags of heroin last week. Both are facing several drug charges and are suspended without pay during the investigation.
District's stop-arm camera pilot finds few violations
January 24, 2014
Last fall, Simsbury (Conn.) Public Schools launched a stop-arm camera pilot program that district officials say returned "some very surprising results." The findings: With 3,100 school bus stops, there were only two potential violations.
Crash averted when school bus stalls on train tracks
December 19, 2013
In Norwalk, Conn., a school bus reportedly experiences a mechanical malfunction as it is crossing railroad tracks, leaving it stranded. The bus driver evacuates the 40 elementary students on board, and the operator of an approaching commuter train is able to stop 10 feet before the bus.
All-Star Transportation driver helps family during fire
September 20, 2013
Heidi Ouellette spots the house fire while on her morning route, secures her bus and approaches the house, where she coaches a woman who had climbed through a window on the second floor of the house and onto the roof to come down. She also helps an elderly woman safely exit the house.
Connecticut school bus contractor got his start at 16
August 19, 2013
In 1944, Charlie Nichols started driving a school bus as a teenager — and then bought the bus company the same year. Now, at 85, he continues to drive a bus every day.
Police seek man in ‘road rage’ around school bus
August 6, 2013
A Connecticut woman was buckling her 5-year-old daughter with special needs into her car seat on a school bus when a man exited his car and confronted the bus driver. Authorities say that the man yelled about being delayed and “got into the bus driver’s face.” The same suspect is being sought in a similar “road rage” incident that also involved a special-needs child.
88 stop-arm runners cited in camera program
July 11, 2013
During the 2012-13 school year, police in New Britain, Conn., issued 88 illegal-passing citations as part of an enforcement program using the Redflex Student Guardian system. Four local school buses are equipped with the camera system.
Cuts proposed to Connecticut school transportation funding
May 21, 2013
The budget approved by the state Senate's appropriations committee would eliminate funding for public and non-public school transportation by some $28 million per year. A coalition of education, municipal and legislative officials calls for the restoration of funding.
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