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Top 5 Most-Viewed Feature Articles of 2017

Posted on December 22, 2017
An article about purchasing a used school bus was the most-viewed feature on the SBF website this year. Photo by Barry Johnson
An article about purchasing a used school bus was the most-viewed feature on the SBF website this year. Photo by Barry Johnson

Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2017 included tips on buying a used school bus, an immigrant’s journey from cab driver to running a school bus company, and adding red lights to buses to deter illegal passing.

Here are details on the five most-viewed features of the year.

1.    How and When to Buy a Used School Bus
11,474 views
When it comes to purchasing a used school bus, you may already know a lot more than you think about making the right choice.

2.    From Cab Driver to CEO: An Ethiopian Immigrant’s Drive for School Bus Success
6,580 views
Tashitaa Tufaa discovered a passion for driving and a need in Minneapolis for a dedicated school bus contractor. He now employs over 400 people as the CEO of student transportation company Metropolitan Transportation Network.

A story about Tashitaa Tufaa, who emigrated to the U.S. in 1992 and eventually became the CEO of a student transportation company, received the second-highest number of views on the SBF website this year.
A story about Tashitaa Tufaa, who emigrated to the U.S. in 1992 and eventually became the CEO of a student transportation company, received the second-highest number of views on the SBF website this year.

3.    Extra Red Lights Linked to Decrease in Illegal Passing
3,898 views
Five Iowa districts that tested supplemental warning lights on school buses have seen stop-arm violations drop by at least 50%.

4.    School Bus Tracking Apps Aim to Give Parents Peace of Mind
2,402 views
Tracking apps can be a useful tool for alerting families when there has been a bus delay or route change. These apps are also designed to help students have fewer tardy days and absences.

5.    10 Phenomenal Women in School Transportation
1,841 views
School Bus Fleet found out more about some of the women across the U.S. who are crucial to making school buses run safely and on time.

Related Topics: apps, contractors, Iowa, Minnesota, stop-arm running/illegal passing

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