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Districts renew contracts with American Logistics Co.
July 12, 2010
The special-needs student transportation management company will continue to provide services for Seattle Public Schools and Washington County School District in Utah for the 2010-11 school year.
Seon launches Web-based fleet monitoring system
June 8, 2010
Live reporting features include vehicle speed and direction, idle time, ignition status, route mileage and aggressive driving. With geo-fencing, users can set up a designated area and if a vehicle travels beyond this point, the system administrator is notified via email or text message.
American Logistics to help serve Texas districts
June 4, 2010
The special-needs transportation management company has partnered with Innovative Transportation Solutions with the goal of improving services and reducing transportation costs for school districts statewide.
Obama calls for increased fuel efficiency for buses, trucks
June 1, 2010
Under a new presidential memorandum, stricter fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty buses and trucks will go into effect for model year 2014.
Winner named in first Canada's Greenest School contest
May 20, 2010
An essay from Burnaby (British Columbia) North Secondary student Jennifer H. wins the most votes, earning the school a hybrid school bus from IC Bus and Jennifer a $3,000 scholarship.
New edition of special-needs transportation guide available
April 6, 2010
The second edition of Access & Mobility: A Guide for Transporting Students with Disabilities in California offers advice on a wide range of topics, including cost efficiencies, least restrictive environment and collaboration. Although it was produced for California, transportation and special-needs administrators nationwide can apply the best practices.
Consulting firms form partnership
February 25, 2010
In addition to routing reviews, cost analyses and operations assessments, Management Partnership Services will now offer expertise in legal issues, compliance monitoring and human resource management through its agreement with Education Compliance Group.
Illinois district to receive $60K in Zonar equipment
December 1, 2009
Freeport School District #145 was selected to receive a grant to fund more than $60,000 worth of Zonar Systems equipment to outfit the district's entire school bus fleet. The grant was awarded through a partnership with the National Association for Pupil Transportation.
Restructuring Transportation for Tight Budgets
October 29, 2009

Districts across the country are facing budget cuts — sometimes drastic. Pupil transportation professionals are examining innovative ways to maintain current levels of service with significantly fewer dollars.

What’s New in the Top 100?
October 1, 2009

New developments related to several of this year's largest school districts.

$50K grant offered for school bus security, efficiency
July 10, 2009
School districts across the country can vie for a grant for $50,000 in equipment from Zonar Systems to enhance their school bus operations.
New Mexico transporters discuss efficiency, management
December 3, 2008
Pupil transportation professionals from across the state gathered here in mid-November to share ideas and stay abreast of issues facing the industry.
How to Boost Fuel Economy
November 1, 2008

Over the years, a substantial amount of literature has been generated in the area of fuel economy.

Several white papers from reputable manufactur...

10 Top Shops for 2008
March 1, 2008

Photo above: Ann Arbor Garage Crew Chief John Nikolich (center) and Transportation Director Brad Mellor (to Nikolich’s immediate left) credit their...

8 Great Fleets in 2008
January 1, 2008

Family vision continues as bus company grows

Birnie Bus Service, Rome, N.Y.

It’s already been a long road for Tim Birnie, ow...

Washington state issues RFP for new funding methodology
September 1, 2007

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The state of Washington is seeking a more accurate method of reimbursing school districts for the cost of pupil transportation...

Reliability engineering can reduce shop costs
March 1, 2007

Reliability engineering is a discipline based on the use of data and averages to make predictions about unit and system failures.

Too Good to Be True? (Part 2)
November 1, 2006

An engineering expert takes exception to the promises of better fuel economy, extended oil intervals and reduced emissions made by suppliers of fuel additives, engine attachments and other aftermarket products. The second of a two-part article.

Tips and Tactics From the Top 100
December 1, 2005

Some of the largest school bus fleets in the country share best practices in operations, maintenance, driver training and recruitment, and other areas.

Performance Management: A Tool for Measuring Operational Growth
June 1, 2005

Performance management describes a framework for analyzing, measuring and correcting work processes that provide products or services. The key to perf...

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