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School bus driver accused of pushing student down stairs
August 31, 2015
A North Carolina bus driver allegedly grabs an 8-year-old boy and throws him down the bus’ stairs after he asks him to do a head count and the boy says no. The driver is charged with assault on a child under age 12 and is suspended with pay.
The first four production units of Collins’ compressed natural gas NEXBUS went to Pennsylvania’s Lower Merion School District.
Collins makes 1st delivery of its CNG Type A school bus
August 28, 2015
The first four production units of the compressed natural gas NEXBUS go to Pennsylvania’s Lower Merion School District.
Durham sales team raises over $14K for Special Olympics
August 28, 2015
The contractor was recognized as the top corporate sales team for the Special Olympics Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby for the seventh year, having sold 3,312 ducks and raised $14,094.00 to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
These three photos show school bus drivers and aides at Greenville County Schools who didn’t miss a day in the entire 2014-15 school year.
46 bus drivers, aides honored for perfect attendance
August 28, 2015
Greenville (S.C.) County Schools recognizes dozens of drivers and aides who didn’t miss a day in the entire 2014-15 school year.
Patty Riviello, vice president of human resources at The Trans Group, accepts the Thomas Built Buses Continuing Education Award from Ken Hedgecock, vice president of sales, marketing and service at Thomas Built Buses, at NSTA's annual meeting in Minneapolis. 
School bus contractor VP receives Thomas Built education award
August 27, 2015
Patty Riviello, The Trans Group’s vice president of human resources, wins the Thomas Built Buses Continuing Education Award. The $2,500 grant is presented annually to an employee of a contractor.
Palm Beach County is implementing new school bus routes and making other changes in an effort to resolve problems with transportation service.
Florida district works to fix transportation issues
August 27, 2015
Problems with routes and late buses hamper Palm Beach County as the school year begins, but district officials say that progress is being made in resolving the issues.
Deva Dalporto's video spoof urges parents and drivers to be attentive in school zones and around school buses as students return to school.
Mom blogger’s video parody addresses school bus safety
August 27, 2015
Deva Dalporto partners with American Traffic Solutions on a back-to-school video titled "Bus, Don’t Move.” The spoof spotlights the need for parents and drivers to be careful in school zones and around school buses.
2 Rhode Island school districts launch SafeStop app
August 26, 2015
The Barrington and East Providence districts will begin using the mobile app, which gives parents updates on their child's school bus.
New York Bus Sales hires on-road service technician
August 26, 2015
In his new role with the Blue Bird dealer, Bob Gilkinson will address service issues at customers’ locations in eight counties in western New York.
NTSB Managing Director Tom Zoeller kicks off the agency's back-to-school safety event. Photo courtesy NTSB
NTSB back-to-school event promotes safe transportation
August 25, 2015
The event features demonstrations on school bus safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and child safety seats.
Clean Energy to build new CNG station for Missouri district
August 25, 2015
The company will construct a new station for North Kansas City School District that includes fast-fill and time-fill fueling options, and will modify a maintenance facility for CNG-fueled buses.
First Student staff and members of the Providence Public School District are pictured here in front of one of 70 new school buses being added to the fleet.
First Student adds 70 school buses to Rhode Island fleet
August 25, 2015
The new Thomas Built buses will serve thousands of students in the Providence Public School District. Bus features include an enlarged front windshield, GPS, the Child Check-Mate electronic reminder system and crossing gates.
Zonar partners with ATG for usage-based insurance programs
August 25, 2015
The ATG Clearinghouse offers insurance carriers permission-based access to Zonar customers’ vehicle and driving history data to assist underwriting and claims.
Motorist strikes student trying to board school bus
August 25, 2015
A 16-year-old boy in Texas is hospitalized with several injuries after he tries to cross the street and a motorist, ignoring the bus’ red flashing lights and extended stop arm, drives around the bus and hits him.
The GreenRoad video solution can associate captured footage with driving behavior data for individual safety events, providing information about how external and behavioral factors contributed to the outcome, company officials said.
GreenRoad launches in-vehicle video system
August 25, 2015
The system is designed to associate captured footage with driving behavior data for individual safety events, providing information about how external and behavioral factors contributed to the outcome.
Bus a/c supplier Spheros partners with Transit Cooling Solutions
August 24, 2015
Ontario-based Transit Cooling Solutions will manage and support Spheros North America’s Canadian bus market interests.
This new sticker is available for New Jersey operations to place inside their school buses, above the passenger door, so drivers will see it as they exit.
Sticker reminds New Jersey school bus drivers to check for sleepers
August 24, 2015
New Jersey school districts and contractors can order the free sticker for their buses. It reads, “Is everyone off the bus? Check everywhere and be sure.”
Synovia's new app, Here Comes the Bus, gives parents the real-time location of their child's bus.
New app gives parents real-time school bus arrival info
August 21, 2015
The app, Here Comes the Bus, gives parents the real-time location of their child's bus. Districts can provide parents with free, basic access to the web solution, or full access, by purchasing the app.
Tags: apps
Student Transportation Inc. CEO appears on TV news program
August 20, 2015
Denis Gallagher appears on Fox Business Network's “Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman” on Thursday to discuss the school bus industry and his company's new vision.
Settlement reached in case of man striking girl boarding school bus
August 20, 2015
An $81,000 settlement was approved by a judge in North Carolina in a case involving a motorist who struck a girl as she was crossing the street to board the bus.
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