In his first year at Columbia County School District, Allen Connor changed the department’s mindset with upgrades to training, more bus managers, and a review process that focuses on safety and partnerships.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — At the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) trade show earlier this week, SafeGuard introduced a new product platform for its line of school bus seating products.
With the introduction of SpaceSaver architecture, the thin back of SafeGuard school bus seats (including FlexSeat) enables school bus operations to provide lap-shoulder belts while maintaining the same number of rows found in most traditional floor plans.
“SafeGuard’s strategic goal for belted seating continues to be for one seat to fit all,” Sales Director James Johnson said. “With FlexSeat, we addressed flexible seating capacity for two high school students or three elementary school children on a standard 39-inch seat. Now with the addition of SpaceSaver architecture on seats throughout the product line, we address row capacity from front to back.”
In addition to introducing SpaceSaver architecture at the NAPT show, SafeGuard rolled out LATCH, track and ICS on its new product platform. The company also announced the availability of SafeGuard FlexSeat with three school bus manufacturers: Thomas Built Buses, IC Bus and Collins Bus Corp.
Starting in August, the contractor will provide 18 buses to transport Palisades Charter High School students.
The school bus dealer, which has facilities in California and Nevada, will serve as a distributor, service provider, and installer of Fogmaker North America’s systems.
For stop-arm running cases in which the driver can’t be identified in camera footage, a new state law allows for civil penalties for the owner of the vehicle.
After a string of fatal crashes shook the industry, the time is ripe to refocus on the fundamentals of transportation management, from hiring the right people to putting the needs of children first.
SmartDrive video gives bus drivers and managers insight and analysis designed to help save fuel, reduce maintenance expenses, and improve driver behavior.
All four of the state’s school bus drivers who advanced to the international competition placed in the top 10 in their categories.
Boston Public Schools plans to consolidate numerous school bus routes this fall, which will result in the layoff of dozens of drivers. The move is expected to save the district up to $5 million.
David Welborn learned maintenance skills growing up on a farm. He drove a school bus in high school and then went to work in the shop at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina.
Know an exemplary school transportation director who deserves recognition? School Bus Fleet is accepting nominations for our Administrator of the Year award.
In a committee hearing, Rep. Steve Cohen questions why federal regulators have not initiated a rulemaking to require lap-shoulder belts on school buses in light of recent crashes.
Menifee Union School District’s cost estimate for school bus services has grown from $1.5 million to $2 million annually.
NSTA says that after having been on the defense for many years due to continued regulatory burdens placed on the industry, a new bill takes an offensive step forward.
Winners of the association’s 2017 honors include Barry Stock of Landmark Student Transportation, Kyle Martin of TransPar, and Manuel Vasquez of First Student.
The president of Suffolk Transportation Service in New York wins School Bus Fleet’s annual honor for exemplary private operators.