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ASV, parent company of Collins Bus, named Kent Tyler vice president of sales and marketing in North America.
Kent Tyler takes on VP role at Allied Specialty Vehicles
December 19, 2014
ASV, the parent company of Collins Bus, promotes Tyler to vice president of sales and marketing in North America for all product lines.
The 16th pupil transportation congress will be held in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Dsmspence
New site chosen for Nat’l Congress on School Transportation
December 19, 2014
The 16th pupil transportation congress will be held in Des Moines, Iowa — a new location after more than three decades in Warrensburg, Missouri.
First Student employees collected coats at its Cincinnati-area locations for Cincinnati Public Schools students.
First Student, Ohio district partner for coat drive
December 19, 2014
The contractor partnered with Cincinnati Public Schools to hold a coat drive to benefit nearly 150 students in the district. First Student employees collected coats at its four Cincinnati-area locations.
Superintendent James Wigo (right), school board President John Hanna (second from right) and other dignitaries took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Rose Tree Media School District's new CNG buses.
Pennsylvania district launches 23 CNG buses
December 18, 2014
Rose Tree Media School District hits the road with 15 new buses and eight retrofitted buses running on compressed natural gas. Superintendent James Wigo discusses the district's efforts to convert its fleet.
After fatal crash, lawmakers mull seat belt requirement
December 18, 2014
Some Tennessee lawmakers are considering a seat belt mandate for new school buses following a recent collision that killed two children and a bus aide. Legislators are reviewing research and looking into the cost.
Project to test electric school bus profitability
December 18, 2014
Companies operating under a grant are retrofitting six school buses with electric batteries to double as mobile generators and test the profitability of selling back the electricity to power companies. The companies also hope to assess potential health benefits.
Tom Gill, Seon’s chief operating officer, will become president on Dec. 31.
New president named at surveillance supplier Seon
December 17, 2014
Tom Gill, Seon’s chief operating officer, will become president on Dec. 31. President Terry Akiyama will retire from that role but will serve as chairman.
Student fatally struck while trying to board bus
December 17, 2014
A 16-year-old girl in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, was crossing an intersection in an attempt to board her school bus when she was struck by a car that allegedly ran the bus’ stop arm, police say. She was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.
School bus crossing light allowed in Colorado
December 16, 2014
Colorado becomes the seventh state to allow Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street.
School bus slides, strikes pregnant woman
December 16, 2014
A Buffalo, New York, woman was struck by the bus and pinned between her car and the bus. The driver was maneuvering between two cars parked on opposite sides of a narrow, slippery street.
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All-Star Transportation will purchase school bus contractor Worhunsky Corp. Pictured are All-Star President John Dufour and Operations Manager Leslie Sheldon.
All-Star Transportation acquires Connecticut contractor
December 15, 2014
With the purchase of Worhunsky Corp., school bus operator All-Star adds about 120 vehicles to its fleet of more than 700.
IPA's DEF Transfer System is constructed of all DEF-rated components with corrosion-resistant fittings for a long-term transfer solution, according to the supplier.
DEF transfer system designed for long haul
December 15, 2014
Innovative Products of America’s DEF Transfer System is constructed of all DEF-rated components with corrosion-resistant fittings for a long-term transfer solution, according to the supplier.
Strong winds knocked a tree down on top of the bus, shown here. The roof was damaged and the emergency hatch in the rear of the bus was blown off.
Tree falls on bus in storm, no one hurt
December 15, 2014
Ray Johnson, a bus driver for Longview (Wash.) School District #122, was driving on a rural road with four students on board when strong winds knocked a tree on top of the bus. He was able to call for help in time and students were safely transferred to another bus.
Jerry Rineer of Lower Merion School District is pictured with Yolanda Vazquez, a reporter for MotorWeek, which profiled the district’s CNG buses.
School bus veteran, alt-fuel advocate Jerry Rineer to retire
December 12, 2014
Rineer, who has more than 40 years of experience in school transportation, has become a “go-to guy” for colleagues across the country who are interested in alternative fuels.
Lucy Wittenberg won first prize in the pre/post-trip category for her “Did you do your pre-trip?” poster.
National Express names winners of safety poster contest
December 11, 2014
The school bus contracting firm’s 2014 contest drew more than 230 submissions, and winners in four categories earned $1,000 each.
Debbie Romine, a fixture in pupil transportation safety training in Kansas for 26 years, will retire on Dec. 19.
Kansas School Bus Safety Unit veteran to retire
December 11, 2014
Debbie Romine, who has been a fixture in pupil transportation safety training and other programs in Kansas for 26 years, will retire on Dec. 19.
School bus driver dies in collision with garbage truck
December 11, 2014
Union County (N.C.) Public Schools driver Timothy Jerome McManus was on his way to pick up students when the driver of the dump truck crossed the center line while going around a curve and hit the bus head-on.
90 bus batteries stolen from Georgia school district
December 11, 2014
In some cases, a dozen batteries were taken at a time from DeKalb County School District in the ongoing thefts. Police have a picture of the suspect’s vehicle driving out of one of the bus yard lots moments after batteries were stolen.
Sales in the North American school bus market have increased for the past three years in a row.
School bus sales up 4% in 2014
December 10, 2014
Total school bus sales rose to 37,663 units. Sales in the North American market have increased for the past three years in a row.
Cloud-based application offers bus management tools
December 10, 2014
The Sunray program includes transportation-related features, such as bus stop and student management, bus mapping, routing and optimization.
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