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Blue Bird reveals new gasoline Type C school bus
July 28, 2015
The new bus, to be available in 2016, will run on a Ford 6.8L V10 gasoline engine.
Georgia district’s school bus drivers to conduct practice run
July 28, 2015
Atlanta Public Schools officials say that the practice will help drivers become familiar with their routes and will improve accuracy of timing during current traffic patterns.
Michigan district school bus drivers to get pay raises
July 28, 2015
Drivers for Jackson Public Schools will receive a raise and other incentives in the upcoming school year as the district works to improve its transportation system and be more competitive with area districts.
Cummins Westport’s new ISB6.7 G is a 6.7-liter mid-range natural gas engine.
New natural gas engine unveiled for school bus market
July 28, 2015
Cummins Westport’s ISB6.7 G is a 6.7-liter mid-range natural gas engine that is based on the Cummins ISB6.7 diesel engine platform.
Kearney (Neb.) Public Schools will begin using SMART Tag, a swipe card system that shows the bus driver the student's information, including their assigned bus stop. Photo by Becky Reier
District to roll out student swipe card system on school buses
July 28, 2015
When boarding the bus, Kearney (Neb.) Public Schools students will tap an ID card on a card reader, and the bus driver will be able to see the student’s photo and assigned stop on a tablet.
Eaton’s new seven-speed Procision transmissions will be available in IC Bus CE Series school buses in late 2015.
Eaton dual-clutch transmissions offered for IC Bus school buses
July 27, 2015
Eaton’s new seven-speed Procision transmissions will be available in IC Bus CE Series school buses in late 2015.
ASBC honored Magda Dimmendaal for her industry leadership and community service. She is seen here with ASBC Coordinator Markus Videnieks.
Magda Dimmendaal named a School Bus Champion
July 24, 2015
Dimmendaal, who started as a school bus driver and eventually bought the company she worked for, is honored for her industry leadership and community service.
NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind introduces the agency's meeting on school bus seat belts. The event was available to watch via webcast, as seen here.
Seat belts, student behavior discussed at NHTSA meeting
July 24, 2015
The agency's public meeting looks at the barriers and benefits of seat belts on large school buses, as well as other approaches aimed at increasing safety.
Todd Monteferrario (right) of First Student, begins a two-year term as president of the National School Transportation Association. At left is outgoing President Tim Flood.Photo courtesy NSTA
Todd Monteferrario elected president of NSTA
July 22, 2015
Monteferrario, a senior director at First Student and a 25-year industry veteran, begins a two-year term at the helm of the National School Transportation Association.
Riley Williams was honored posthumously as SBF’s 2015 Contractor of the Year. Carol Williams (middle left), Riley's wife, and Chloe Williams, their daughter, accepted the award on his behalf. At left is outgoing NSTA President Tim Flood. At right is SBF General Manager James Blue.Photo courtesy NSTA
SBF names Riley Williams Contractor of the Year
July 22, 2015
The veteran school bus operator demonstrated a passion for safely transporting students and for giving back to the community. The award was given posthumously.
NSTA President Tim Flood (left) presented John Turney of Landmark Student Transportation in Aurora, Ontario, with a Golden Merit Award.Photo courtesy NSTA
NSTA honors pupil transportation excellence
July 22, 2015
Awards presented included its Golden Merit Award, Outstanding Driver Service Award and Meritorious Service Award. The association also recognized Green School Bus Fleet Certification Program members.
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California district renews First Student contract
July 22, 2015
San Francisco Unified School District continues its partnership with the contractor for the 2015-16 school year with the recent award of a new five-year contract.
Harold Girardat (center) was honored for his contributions to the Pennsylvania School Bus Association. He was joined by his family and staff at the association’s convention.
Pennsylvania school bus contractor wins ‘Bus Stops Here’ award
July 21, 2015
Harold Girardat, whose company has been transporting students since 1949, is honored for his contributions to the Pennsylvania School Bus Association.
Drew Goaley (left) joined Spheros North America as regional sales manager for the southern territory. At right is Chris Shigley, director of sales.
Bus a/c supplier Spheros adds to sales force
July 21, 2015
As a regional sales manager for Spheros North America, Drew Goaley will also promote ACC Climate Control, which is now part of Spheros’ product portfolio.
Kansas district to add security cameras to school buses
July 21, 2015
Holcomb Unified School District 363 plans to install security cameras that will record video and audio inside its school buses, and track the buses’ location and speed, as part of a larger plan to boost safety and accountability.
From 2004 to 2013, 327 school-age children were killed in school transportation-related crashes, federal data show. Photo by Kolin Toney
NHTSA updates school transportation fatality data
July 21, 2015
The federal agency’s latest report shows that, on average, about 33 school-age children die in school transportation-related crashes each year.
Pearlie Able was named the 2015 South Carolina School Bus Driver of the Year by the South Carolina Association for Pupil Transportation. Able, center, is shown here with fellow bus drivers from Rock Hill Schools.
School bus driver honored for 31 years of service
July 20, 2015
Pearlie Able was named the 2015 South Carolina School Bus Driver of the Year by the South Carolina Association for Pupil Transportation.
Winners named in School Bus Driver Int'l Safety Competition
July 20, 2015
Two drivers from a West Virginia district take the top spots in the conventional and small bus categories, while a California contestant comes in first in the transit category.
Lt. Ray Robinson, Tennessee’s state pupil transportation director, facilitated a session on responding to school bus emergencies.
Southeastern conference covers driver training, emergency response
July 17, 2015
The event drew more than 130 delegates from 10 states to Arlington, Texas, where they held educational sessions in a convention center flanked by roller coasters and sports stadiums.
School bus driver requests bottled water for students riding hot bus
July 17, 2015
Brenda Burns of Oklahoma posted a request on Facebook for water for the students she transports in a bus without air conditioning. Her goal is to get enough water to last students the whole school year.
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