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School bus driver killed in crash had heart attack
June 30, 2015
Autopsy and toxicology reports on New York driver Edwin Rivera DeJesus show he had an underlying heart condition, dispelling rumors that he was intoxicated during the accident.
Leonard Bus Sales taps former school bus contractor exec
June 18, 2015
Charlie Bruce is named director of business operations at the school bus dealership. He has served as chief operating officer for both First Student and Durham School Services.
Illinois, New York districts select SafeStop app
June 18, 2015
The app will provide parents real-time information on the location of their child's bus and estimated arrival times as well as information on school closures, delayed openings or important events.
2 mothers call for change in New York school bus service rule
June 12, 2015
The women helped introduce bills that guarantee bus transportation, no matter the distance within the district, for kids whose parents cannot drive them due to chronic illness.
Former Navistar manager joins Leonard Bus Sales
June 10, 2015
Rob Stiteler brings nearly a decade of managerial and fixed-operations experience with Navistar International Truck and Engine Corp. to Leonard Bus Sales, where he serves as the new director of fixed operations.
School transportation foundation expands training access
June 10, 2015
The nonprofit operated by the New York Association for Pupil Transportation in honor of Dr. Frank Cyr expands its webinar and video offerings, and will soon announce scholarship and award winners.
School bus attendant wins district’s annual transportation award
June 3, 2015
Patti Hyman, who has worked for Fairport (N.Y.) Central School District for 10 years, is named Pupil Transportation Employee of the Year.
Special-needs student wanders from school bus
June 1, 2015
In New York, a 6-year old with autism ran from his bus after it stopped at his school. The bus aide tried to catch up with him, and police eventually found him safe more than 30 blocks away.
Rain doesn’t put a damper on N.Y. school bus competition
May 26, 2015
More than 100 drivers take part in the New York State School Bus Safety Competition. Winners are named in three categories, along with a Rookie of the Year.
Over 100 bus drivers to take on New York safety competition
May 11, 2015
The event, organized by the New York School Bus Contractors Association, will draw top drivers from around the state on Saturday.
Trans Tech names Dealer of the Year
May 5, 2015
The manufacturer selects Leonard Bus Sales of Deposit, New York, for its 2014 Dealer of the Year Award. The dealer is also celebrating 50 years in the bus distribution business this year.
New York rejects special-needs route bids, awaits employee protections
May 4, 2015
The bids did not include certain protections for experienced bus drivers, so the city delayed the bidding process until a state legislature vote on a law that would reinstate the protections, which were stripped in 2013.
2 charged in school bus service scam
May 1, 2015
A transportation supervisor and a bus company owner are accused of stealing about $280,000 from the city of Yonkers, New York, for school bus services that were never provided.
Viral video renews call for stop-arm cameras
April 30, 2015
The image of an SUV nearly hitting children spurred New York school transportation professionals to again call for the cameras. The executive director for the New York Association for Pupil Transportation says he has faced resistance from lawmakers who are opposed to traffic cameras.
County's School Bus Driver of the Year is accident-free
April 17, 2015
The annual award in Dutchess County, New York, goes to Barbara DeLong, who has been transporting students safely for more than 29 years.
Operation Safe Stop targets school bus safety in N.Y.
April 17, 2015
Transportation officials, police officers and other leaders in New York hold events to publicize the dangers of illegally passing stopped school buses.
School bus safety event to educate parents, school officials
March 18, 2015
The demonstration day, to be held by the New York School Bus Contractors Association and the Suffolk Region PTA, will highlight safety features on school buses and driver training requirements.
School bus drivers accuse superintendent of illegal passing
March 10, 2015
The drivers claim the superintendent of a New York district passed a school bus with its red lights flashing. The superintendent says the lights were flashing yellow at the time.
Survey reports on illegal bus passing incidents in New York
March 3, 2015
School bus drivers in 26 districts found that 259 motorists passed a stopped bus on Feb. 24. The New York Association for Pupil Transportation estimates the total number statewide is closer to 10,000.
NYAPT makes school transportation requests for state budget
February 10, 2015
The New York association calls for full funding for transportation aid, an increase for school bus driver training, and funding for security equipment, among other recommendations.
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