The dealer will sell and service Trans Tech’s full line of Type A school buses in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Washington.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Among the many new products on display at this year’s National Association for Pupil Transportation trade show was the Q’UBE from Q’Straint.
The Q’UBE is an integrated wheelchair securement module that can be installed or retrofitted in school, transit and paratransit buses. It has a low-profile design to fit under wheelchair footrests, and it can be permanently mounted to the vehicle floor or installed on transit barriers or seat legs with full adjustability.
The Q’UBE features the XPress Mechanical Delay System. An easy-to-reach, single-motion release mechanism has a positive locked and unlocked position, giving the user 15 seconds to properly position and secure the rear of the wheelchair.
Finally, the Q’UBE has self-tensioning and self-locking rear securements with J-hooks to prevent the securements from becoming twisted and tangled. The rear retractors on the device are fully automatic to help reduce the physical demand on drivers and bus aides, and the Q’UBE also features retractable occupant belts.
For more information about the Q’UBE, visit www.qstraint.com.
Reed Hooks will cover accounts in the western territory for the bus air-conditioning supplier.
The 10-year-old student is found in the bus yard of a Louisiana school district after having reportedly fallen asleep on the bus. The driver and aide are arrested.
In Arizona, the mother of a 4-year-old calls 911 after her son’s bus drives past her home without stopping, due to confusion on the part of a substitute aide. The boy was found safe on the bus while it was still dropping off students.
Planning for the 17th National Congress on School Transportation is now in the works, with committee members being re-established and selected through this summer.
The competition is open to all kinds of shots related to school transportation. Two winners will each receive a $100 cash prize.
School transportation providers from across the state gather in Anaheim to kick off the annual California Association of School Transportation Officials conference.
Easypull is a fully integrated winch system that pulls a wheelchair and passenger into a vehicle up a ramp.
IMMI’s new school bus seating product has a central adjust for one-pull tightening of the restraint system.
A demonstration of the Saf-T-Anchor Removable Seat (S.T.A.R.S.) Mounting System, which is designed for easier removal and installation of seats for special-needs students.
The Arc of Spokane presented the school bus company with the 2017 Champion of the Arc Employer Award for promoting employment among people with developmental disabilities.
Ruby Taylor of Iowa is reinstated by an arbitrator after her firing for allegedly abusing a special-needs student in 2015. The district wants the decision thrown out, citing evidence of abuse and neglect.
BESI developed the Safe Journey Seat Mount to make safety vests tamper-resistant for students who have difficulty staying seated.
The Type A school bus newcomer launches its dealer network with Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair in Ohio and Signature Bus Sales in New England.
AMF-Bruns of America develops Easypull, a winch system that pulls a wheelchair and passenger into a vehicle up a ramp. The automatic restraint system secures the wheelchair to the vehicle.