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Police chief who passed school bus resigns
November 25, 2014
Fayette (Iowa) Police Chief Brad Gardner received a ticket for unlawful passing of a school bus on Nov. 4, was placed on leave, and resigned weeks later. It is not clear whether the ticket sparked the resignation or if there were other circumstances.
RFP issued for new Nat’l Congress on School Transportation site
November 25, 2014
Congress officials say that preference will be given to places that are located centrally in the U.S. and that can offer reasonable costs for delegates, among other factors.
Tags: NCST
Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 10W-30 motor oil is designed to help improve fuel economy, according to Chevron.
Chevron offers new motor oil for diesel engines
November 25, 2014
Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 10W-30 motor oil is designed to help improve fuel economy, according to Chevron.
Former bus driver decries working conditions, wins lawsuit
November 25, 2014
Alfredo Sobrevilla won a lawsuit against Brownsville (Texas) Independent School District for wrongful termination and was awarded $175,000. He was fired in 2012 days after filing a police report against his supervisor, in which he said he was assaulted after voicing concerns about bad working conditions.
Police said that after this small bus went off an embankment, it rolled twice and then came to rest against trees about 50 feet from the road. Photo from Oregon State Police
1 injured as school bus slides off road, rolls twice
November 24, 2014
Oregon police say that the driver lost control of the small bus, and it went off an embankment. The bus was carrying six ski team members, one of whom was injured.
Margie, shown here, was rescued from a school bus engine by two Ohio bus drivers. She is recovering from injuries, including a broken leg and tail. Photo by Westlake Animal Hospital.
Drivers rescue cat from bus engine
November 24, 2014
Two Westlake (Ohio) City Schools bus drivers help save the life of a cat who suffers a broken leg and tail after getting caught in a school bus engine. The drivers are raising money to cover the medical costs for her recovery, and one driver has adopted the cat.
Tags: Ohio
School bus crossing light approved in 5th state
November 21, 2014
Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street, gets the OK for use on school buses in North Carolina.
As an eighth grader, Quinton Higgins escaped from the fiery Carrollton, Kentucky, bus crash that killed 27 people. Now he's a school bus driver.
Carrollton crash survivor is now a school bus driver
November 20, 2014
As an eighth grader, Quinton Higgins escaped from the fiery Carrollton, Kentucky, bus crash that killed 27 people. More than 20 years later, he took a surprising career turn: He became a school bus driver.
Teen arrested for shooting school bus
November 20, 2014
A 15-year-old boy is facing charges for allegedly firing shots into a school bus in Tampa, Florida. The bus driver heard gunshots, told the children to get down on the floor and sped away from the area. No one was hurt in the incident.
District staff removes graffiti from 25 buses
November 20, 2014
Employees of Peninsula School District in Washington arrived on Monday morning to find the vandalized buses. They scrambled to clean the buses and were able to get them in service fast enough to stay on schedule.
Nicky Fabrizio of Independent Coach Corp., shown here on the left, with association President Robert Pape, won the NYSBCA Contractor of the Year Award.
New York association awards exceptional safety, service
November 20, 2014
The New York School Bus Contractors Association presents four awards recognizing individuals who went above and beyond to provide service to school districts and communities and to ensure child safety.
Student Transportation Inc. adds new board member
November 19, 2014
Barbara Basney, a VP at Xerox Corp., brings more than 24 years of corporate managerial experience to the school bus contractor’s board of directors.
New NAPT site targets ‘Data Driven Decisions’
November 19, 2014
The association’s 3d.napt.org website aims to help school transportation providers make informed decisions with safety and efficiency in mind.
Keith Henry will serve as NAPT president for the remainder of the late Don Carnahan’s term and will begin his own two-year term next year.
NAPT board members take on new responsibilities
November 18, 2014
Keith Henry moves into the president position, and Steve Simmons will serve as acting president-elect until NAPT’s next election.
The LORISER1 wheel service lift uses a power system that is designed to combine hydraulics, a double acting piston, and a two-stage pump operating at optimum efficiency.
Lift designed for easier, faster wheel removal
November 18, 2014
LoRiser Lift’s LoRiser1 wheel service lift uses a power system that is designed to combine hydraulics, a double-acting piston and a two-stage pump operating at optimum efficiency, company officials said. Additionally, hydraulic lines from the power unit to the vault provide easy access.
SBF's Publisher Emeritus Frank Di Giacomo was recognized with the NAPT Distinguished Service award. He has been the publisher of the magazine since 1991. Photo by Jaime Gallego.
NAPT honors award winners at Summit
November 18, 2014
SCHOOL BUS FLEET Publisher Emeritus Frank Di Giacomo was recognized with the NAPT Distinguished Service award, and Bill Loshbough, NAPT's trade show manager, was inducted into the NAPT Hall of Fame.
Tags: NAPT
Alabama district gets 10 new Thomas Built buses
November 18, 2014
The Limestone County Schools transportation department showcased its new school buses last week. The buses include new seating features, a new bus body design and Wi-Fi capability.
A compressed natural gas model of the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 is slated to go into production in early 2016.
Thomas Built to offer CNG Type C school bus
November 17, 2014
A compressed natural gas model of the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 is slated to go into production in early 2016. It will be powered by a Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G engine.
After more than three decades in Warrensburg, Missouri, the National Congress on School Transportation will move to a new location next year. Pictured is the 2010 congress in Warrensburg.
School bus industry congress to relocate in 2015
November 14, 2014
After more than three decades in Warrensburg, Missouri, the National Congress on School Transportation will move to a new location next year.
Tags: Missouri, NCST
Blue Bird announces price increase
November 14, 2014
The 3.2% increase will cover cost increases in labor and materials. Blue Bird has maintained prices since 2011, officials say.
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