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Suffolk Transportation unveils $6 million school bus hub
August 28, 2013
Officials say that once it’s finished, the seven-acre hub in Brookhaven, N.Y., will help to generate 150 new jobs at the site. In addition to the new 20,000-square foot maintenance, dispatching and training facility, there is a new fueling station, and the company will demolish an outdated structure on the site to make room for more vehicles.
Veteran director takes on transportation for 2 districts
August 27, 2013
Neighboring New York school districts Livonia and Geneseo recently signed an agreement to have Michael Dallessandro at the helm of both of their transportation operations. Here, the veteran director discusses the logistics and goals for his new role.
New York districts to share bus services
August 1, 2013
Watkins Glen Central School District will provide transportation for Odessa-Montour Central School District students in the fall, which is expected to save the latter district about $100,000. The Watkins Glen district will also benefit from the agreement, as travel for sports teams will be combined when possible.
School bus crossing visual catching on in other states
July 8, 2013
The Steffi Crossing Enhancer, invented by longtime New York school bus driver Victoria DeCarlo, can help students see the driver's hand signal when crossing the street. DeCarlo tells SBF that "thousands" of Steffis are now in use across the nation.
New York bus company improves service with TomTom solution
June 26, 2013
Selby Transportation serves public and private schools in New York City with school vans, and the company recently installed TomTom Business GPS units and signed up for the WEBFLEET management solution. Officials say runs have been consolidated by 15%, a 10% savings on fuel costs has been achieved, and the team has better visibility into vehicles’ locations and routes.
School bus driver inspires struggling student to graduate
June 24, 2013
High schooler Destynee Duncan was ready to quit during state testing. School bus driver Ken Boisvert told Duncan about his own difficulties as a student and encouraged her to stick with it. She went on to graduate — and invited her driver to attend the ceremony.
School removes buses’ animal signs following complaint
June 3, 2013
The signs had drawings of elephants, monkeys and other animals, and they were used to help students identify their buses, but Sandra Conner said that the signs had a “negative reinforcement,” and she confronted the school about them. The buses will now receive a number for identification purposes.
Trans Tech promotes employee to purchasing manager
May 14, 2013
Monique Cichon will be responsible for all materials procurement, inventory and vendor relationships. She has been with Trans Tech for more than five years, all of them in purchasing.
New York associations respond to alcohol interlocks bill
May 2, 2013
The bill, which was drafted last fall, would require the devices to be installed in school buses in New York state as a way to prevent drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel of the bus. New York School Bus Contractors Association board member Paul Mori and New York Association for Pupil Transportation Executive Director Peter Mannella provide testimony during a Senate hearing on Thursday, expressing concerns about the legislation and offering potential alternatives.
New York bus drivers gear up for safety competition
April 24, 2013
Drivers from around the state will participate in the 42nd Annual New York State School Bus Safety Competition, which is scheduled to be held in Valley Cottage, N.Y., on May 18. Officials say the 125 participants will take a written exam and then test their skills on a road course.
47-year school bus driver honored in New York
April 23, 2013
Pat Beesmer, a driver for Ethan Allen Transportation, is named School Bus Driver of the Year in Ulster County. A mother of three kids who have been passengers on Beesmer's bus says that she is "very tuned in to every child's needs — those who occasionally get bus sick, and those who miss Mom or Dad on their first day of school."
Blue Bird expedites 100 buses for Sandy-damaged fleet
March 7, 2013
Hundreds of school buses in Atlantic Express' New York City fleet were severely damaged or completely destroyed in the storm. The team at Blue Bird worked relentlessly to fill an initial order of 100 Blue Bird Visions within record time for delivery in December, company officials said.
NYC school bus drivers to end strike
February 19, 2013
More than a month after going on strike, members of New York City's biggest school bus driver union will go back to work this week. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday night that union leaders had agreed to end the strike, with full bus service expected to resume on Wednesday.
Labor board finds NYC bus driver strike legal
February 1, 2013
The now two-week-old strike by unionized school bus drivers in New York is found to not violate the National Labor Relations Act. The strike began on Jan. 16, with the union calling for the continuation of job protections that Mayor Michael Bloomberg contends "the city is not legally allowed to provide."
Leonard Bus Sales to open Trans Tech service facility
January 22, 2013
The sales and support facility in Garden City Park, N.Y., is slated to open in the coming weeks, according to company officials, and it will serve Trans Tech Bus customers in the New York City area who are in need of bus service, warranty work and parts.
NYC mayor: School bus strike would jeopardize student safety
January 14, 2013
With the city's biggest school bus driver union set to go on strike Wednesday, education officials put backup measures in place, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg sharply criticizes the union's plan. The strike, he says, "would necessarily jeopardize the education and safety of the more than 150,000 students who take school buses every single day."
NYAPT concerned about Citizens Budget Commission report
December 19, 2012
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation is concerned that the report questions the value of school transportation and challenges the financial and management decisions made by transportation and school administrators. The association proposes changes to state mandates that it believes will save school districts $200 to $250 million.
STA buses aid to Hurricane Sandy recovery
November 28, 2012
Yellow school buses driven by Student Transportation of America drivers rumbled into New York and New Jersey earlier this month bringing relief and welcome supplies, donated by STA coworkers and residents of the communities they serve, to help families recovering from the superstorm.
Bill would require alcohol interlocks on school buses
October 25, 2012
The breath test device links to a vehicle’s ignition system and prevents it from starting if alcohol is detected in the driver’s breath. Under the legislation, all school buses manufactured after July 1, 2013, for use in New York state would be required to come equipped with the device.
Leonard Bus Sales launches Fla. operation, adds jobs
October 10, 2012
The school and commercial bus distributor launches LBS South LLC, which will operate as a separate company that supports the market in Florida. In New York, Leonard Bus Sales brings on new employees to the customer support and sales teams.

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