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New York association names new president
November 19, 2015
The New York School Bus Contractors Association elects Michael Martucci as its new president. Martucci is the owner and founding partner of Quality Bus Service, which he started after graduating from college.
School bus driver accused of using cell phone with kids on board
November 4, 2015
An investigation by New York State Police and school district officials leads to the bus driver being charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
New York association awards industry excellence at convention
October 26, 2015
The New York School Bus Contractors Association presented its 2015 industry safety and service awards at its 61st annual convention, held Oct. 16 – 18, in New York City.
3-Point Belts on Buses: Real-World Experience Mitigates Most Concerns
October 26, 2015

Will students wear the seat belts or use them as weapons? Does the added cost lead to cuts in school bus service? And what about the impact on emergency evacuations? Transportation directors with years of three-point belt use on their buses share their insights.

Motorist passes school bus, strikes child
October 22, 2015
The New York driver, who passed a school bus with its lights flashing and ran into a 6-year-old girl, was issued a ticket for passing a school bus illegally. The girl was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and was released.
New York association launches campaign to document stop-arm running
October 21, 2015
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation’s “Safe Stop Survey” will have school bus drivers in a sample group of districts count the number of times their buses are passed on a designated day and will release the results each month.
Stop-arm enforcement a focus for School Bus Safety Week
October 20, 2015
School bus operations across the nation are working to spotlight school bus safety this week — in some cases with the help of law enforcement.
New president named to Trans Group subsidiary
October 19, 2015
Sean Corr has been named president of Educational Bus. His father, John Corr Jr., is president of The Trans Group and in 1952, his grandfather, John Corr Sr., founded the company that was to become part of The Trans Group.
Off-duty officer rescues 2 in burning school bus
October 13, 2015
According to the NYPD, Officer Christopher Canale saved a driver and aide in a school bus that was engulfed in flames and smoke after a crash. No children were on board.
New York association to hold 61st annual convention
September 29, 2015
The New York School Bus Contractors Association will hold its 61st annual convention from Oct. 16 to 18 in midtown Manhattan. The event will focus on school bus safety and security, alternative fuel solutions and effective management evaluation.
Special-needs school bus vandalized
September 14, 2015
A school bus driver in New York found his employer’s bus, which he uses to transport two special-needs students to and from school, with nearly every window broken or shattered after he had parked it in front of a church overnight.
New York aims to extend grant program for school bus driver benefits
September 10, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed to extend the controversial $42 million program that subsidizes experienced school bus drivers' pay and benefits.
New York association backs bill that would crack down on stop-arm running
September 10, 2015
The New York School Bus Contractors Association is supporting a state bill that would increase the range of fines and stiffen penalties for illegally passing a stopped school bus.
New York school bus association partners with AAA on safety message
September 8, 2015
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation joined the AAA Hudson Valley in a press event to enhance school bus safety awareness among motorists as the back-to-school season starts.
School bus contractor VP receives Thomas Built education award
August 27, 2015
Patty Riviello, The Trans Group’s vice president of human resources, wins the Thomas Built Buses Continuing Education Award. The $2,500 grant is presented annually to an employee of a contractor.
New York Bus Sales hires on-road service technician
August 26, 2015
In his new role with the Blue Bird dealer, Bob Gilkinson will address service issues at customers’ locations in eight counties in western New York.
New York Bus Sales names new director of parts
August 17, 2015
Jim Hogan will oversee parts management, purchasing, inventory, sales and supply of parts for the Blue Bird school bus dealer.
New York district names new director of transportation
August 11, 2015
After serving as assistant director of transportation at Monticello Central School District for the past year, Helen Herbert is promoted to the director role.
Lack of A/C on school buses a concern for New York special-needs students
August 3, 2015
Last week’s temperatures in the 90s had summer school administrators and parents concerned for students riding buses without air conditioning for long periods of time, particularly those with special needs.
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.
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