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Barbara DeLong (in blue shirt) was named the winner of the 14th annual School Bus Driver of the Year award in Dutchess County, New York.
County's School Bus Driver of the Year is accident-free
April 17, 2015
The annual award in Dutchess County, New York, goes to Barbara DeLong, who has been transporting students safely for more than 29 years.
Tags: New York
Brighton (N.Y.) Police Chief Mark Henderson speaks about the illegal passing of school buses at a NYAPT press conference in Rochester on Thursday.
Operation Safe Stop targets school bus safety in N.Y.
April 17, 2015
Transportation officials, police officers and other leaders in New York hold events to publicize the dangers of illegally passing stopped school buses.
Study: Cutting school buses would increase carpool traffic
April 16, 2015
Hoover (Ala.) City Schools would likely have seen afternoon pickup times almost double at about one-quarter of its schools if it had moved forward with a plan to eliminate school bus service.
A Nissan commercial that shows a father and son racing a yellow bus to school has sparked a backlash from NAPT and others involved in pupil transportation.
Industry groups denounce Nissan’s ‘School Bus Race’ ad
April 16, 2015
A Nissan commercial that shows a father and son racing a yellow bus to school has sparked a backlash from NAPT and others involved in pupil transportation.
First Student locations in Anoka, Brooklyn Park, Champlin and Red Wing participated in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Employees collected more than 5,300 pounds of food and nearly $1,000 to benefit food shelves in the state.   
First Student employees collect food for those in need
April 15, 2015
Workers participated in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign and collected more than 5,300 pounds of food and nearly $1,000 to benefit food shelves.
About 2,000 more Spring ISD students will be able to ride the bus starting in 2015-16, thanks to a decision by the district’s board.
Texas district to expand school bus service next year
April 15, 2015
About 2,000 more Spring ISD students will be able to ride the bus, thanks to a decision by the district’s board. The cost for the first year will be $3.6 million.
Under a new partnership with CleanFUEL USA, Allied Specialty Vehicles will expand its alt-fuel line, which currently includes Collins propane school buses.
ASV to offer more propane vehicles
April 15, 2015
Under a new partnership with CleanFUEL USA, Allied Specialty Vehicles will expand its alt-fuel line, which currently includes Collins propane school buses.
At Virginia Beach City Public Schools, David Pace oversaw one of the larger district-owned school bus fleets in the nation.
Veteran Virginia director David Pace retires
April 14, 2015
After 31 years in pupil transportation, Pace steps down from his role at Virginia Beach City Public Schools, where he oversaw one of the larger district-owned school bus fleets in the nation.
Bus driver praised for staying calm, safe in hailstorm
April 14, 2015
Terrie Eggen of Kentucky safely navigated her route with 40 students aboard when the storm, which sparked tornado sirens, hit. The bus garage coached her though the drive.
Private school bus operators convene in Washington, D.C., to discuss key issues during NSTA’s annual Spring Bus-In. Pictured is the 2014 event.
NSTA members meet with legislators in D.C.
April 14, 2015
Issues to be discussed during the Spring Bus-In include minimum levels of financial responsibility and concerns with hair follicle testing for federal drug tests.
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Shown here are some of the National Express Values Award winners. From left to right: Mike Hamel, Angela Stone, Stevette Wilson, DeShawn Lomax and George Rodriguez.
National Express honors employees for dedication, safety
April 14, 2015
The company presented awards in the categories of Safety, Customer, People, Community and Excellence at a celebration in London on March 26.
Keith Patzlaff, 55, was arrested after allegedly trying to force open the doors of a school bus and throwing objects at it.
Man accused of attacking school bus that woke him
April 13, 2015
A Connecticut man who said that his sleep was disturbed by a school bus allegedly tried to force open the doors of the bus and threw objects at it.
Bob Young (right), director of transportation at Boulder (Colo.) Valley School District, talks with other SBX attendees during a roundtable on operational efficiency.
School Bus Xchange attendees discuss keys for success
April 9, 2015
At the inaugural SBX event, school transportation officials share ideas on such topics as efficiency, technology and identifying the outputs of a successful operation.
Maryland woman charged with school bus theft pleads guilty
April 9, 2015
Nicole Jo-Ann Adams pleads guilty to second degree burglary and theft and is sentenced to 10 years on each count. In October, Adams, along with a second suspect, stole a special-needs school bus from a lot and crashed it.
2 districts awarded $58K to cut school bus emissions
April 9, 2015
The grants from the Ohio EPA will go toward emission-control and idle-reduction equipment for dozens of school buses.
Bus driver praised for safely evacuating students before engine catches fire
April 9, 2015
Lena Scott, a driver for Aiken County (S.C.) Public Schools, gets all 18 students to deboard after a student tells her he smells and sees smoke. Within minutes of every student exiting, the bus catches fire.
School bus driver killed by car in parking lot accident
April 8, 2015
Bonny Novack, who drove for Easton (Pa.) Area School District, was struck by her own car, which rolled and pinned her against another car in a parking lot near the district’s bus depot.
HF 1948 would make it tougher for violators to  plea a ticket down to a lesser charge. Minnesota School Bus Operators Association brought the idea for the bill to Rep. Dean Urdahl, who authored the bill. Photo courtesy Brevard Public Schools
Proposed bill aims to crack down on stop-arm runners
April 6, 2015
HF 1948 would raise the fine for Minnesota motorists who illegally pass a school bus by $200 in an effort to make it tougher for violators to plea down the charge.
Kentucky bus driver, students rescued from flood waters
April 6, 2015
A Grant County Schools bus driver and 16 students were stranded in floodwaters for nearly two hours when a creek near the bus route overflowed its banks last week.
Special-needs student dropped off alone at wrong bus stop
April 6, 2015
The boy, who suffers seizures, missed getting off at his stop at his daycare center. He had wandered alone for about five minutes and did not have his emergency medication with him.
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