The New York School Bus Contractors Association hosts an Operation Safe Stop event and again calls for tougher penalties for stop-arm violations.
LONDON, Ontario — Voyageur Transportation has been named a winner in the 2013 Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.
The London-based operator transports 6,000 students to and from school daily and provides other services, including group charter and shuttle services (25,000 trips annually), non-emergency medical services and on-site first aid for special events (more than 150,000 trips per year), and conventional and accessible transit service (more than 200,000 trips per year).
The Canada’s Best Managed Companies program is for Canadian-owned and managed private companies with revenues over $10 million. It is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.
Voyageur Transportation officials said that the accolade is particularly gratifying considering the recent decline in London’s job sectors. Voyageur President Theresa Matthews said that the company’s strength is its people, so it is a standard to have each employee feel that his or her job is not just a source of income, but an opportunity for personal growth and participation.
John Hughes, national leader of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and managing partner of Deloitte Growth Enterprises, added that “today’s marketplace is not just about the investment in the product; it is about the investment in the people. Voyageur Transportation invests in their team to build up a strong and stable company.”
Voyageur employs a staff of more than 1,100 people. Officials said that the company will continue to invest in training programs, advancement opportunities and culture development.
Officers across the state are focusing on school bus stops that have been identified as hot spots of stop-arm running.
There are other commercial driving jobs that pay more than driving a school bus, but they don’t involve transporting students. The opportunity to contribute to children’s education and safety could spark interest in the job.
The school bus company is honored with an award for its maintenance program in Spokane, Washington, and receives a 100% score on an inspection of one of its Minnesota fleets.
Amid concerns about the fate of the DERA program, a new round of grants is made available to reduce emissions from older diesel vehicles, including school buses.
The contractor expands in New England with an agreement to operate 23 buses for transporting North Providence School Department 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.
The IC Bus event was about embracing change and thinking big. Thinking big is hard sometimes, and change of any kind is stressful.
In Grand Junction, Colorado, dozens of school bus drivers and other staff from Student Transportation of America jump into action during a bomb threat at a high school.
Fuel choices, school reform, and the ongoing driver shortage are hot topics at School Bus eXchange 2017.
About 50 monitors working for Niagara Falls Coach Lines vote to join Teamsters Local 264. Wages are among the biggest concerns: The workers currently get minimum wage with no benefits.
The National School Transportation Association president discusses the new administration in Washington, the shortage of school bus drivers, and the potential impact of autonomous technology.
Bus contractors and other transportation operators are expected to benefit from cost savings as a result of the partnership between TransPar and National Interstate.
Logan Bus Co. purchases Trans Star Type A diesel models to upgrade and expand its fleet.