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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.
Lee’s Summit (Mo.) R-7 School District was recognized by NGVAmerica for its use of compressed natural gas.
Missouri school district awarded for CNG fleet
November 13, 2014
Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is recognized by NGVAmerica for its use of compressed natural gas for its school buses.
Atlanta grandmother arrested for attacking boy on bus
November 13, 2014
Claudette Peters was arrested for battery after allegedly striking a 10-year-old boy on the face and neck several times. She believed the boy had a fight with her grandson.
Tags: Georgia
Journal ranks Zonar among Seattle’s top big data software companies
November 13, 2014
The Puget Sound Business Journal placed the company second on its list of big data companies. This recognition comes on the heels of Zonar putting over 300,000 telematics units in operation.
Seon revealed the winners of its anti-bullying “A Bully-Free Zone” coloring contest at the NAPT Summit this week. Shown here is Lori Jetha, marketing communications manager of Seon.
Seon names anti-bullying contest winners
November 13, 2014
Three winners were honored at the NAPT Summit. Each winner will receive a Seon stuffed teddy bear and anti-bullying medal, and their school will receive a Bully Project DVD and Educator’s Kit, and a $500 donation for anti-bullying education.
Transfinder to open new office in Texas
November 12, 2014
The Austin office will offer additional support hours and training. Texas has Transfinder’s second-largest concentration of customers.
According to Blue Bird, the T-Series bus body’s aerodynamic features aid in increasing fuel economy by about 20%.
New Micro Bird Type A bus turns heads at trade show
November 12, 2014
According to Blue Bird, the T-Series bus body’s aerodynamic features aid in increasing fuel economy by about 20%.
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