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Kentucky student dragged by school bus
May 22, 2015
An elementary school student was dragged by her bus when her backpack got stuck in the door as she was deboarding. She was taken to the hospital with severe road rash.
Tags: Kentucky
NCST participants discussed critical industry issues as they updated the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures document.
Security requirements, terminology key issues at 2015 NCST
May 21, 2015
The National Congress on School Transportation converged on Des Moines, Iowa, and held spirited discussions on critical industry topics ranging from security practices to proper job titles to equipment placement.
Tags: NCST
Lion Bus and NGV Motori formed an alliance to manufacture an OEM Type C school bus powered by compressed natural gas.
Lion Bus, NGV Motori to offer CNG school bus
May 21, 2015
The companies unveil the compressed natural gas-powered Type C bus at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo.
Oregon school bus driver killed in head-on collision
May 21, 2015
Terilyn Morgan, a bus driver for First Student, was killed when her bus collided with a semi-truck. The one passenger aboard the bus, Gary Randolph, is hospitalized and in critical condition.
The Navistar Proving Grounds includes a 3-mile paved and banked oval for testing the company’s buses and trucks.
School buses make the rounds at Navistar’s new proving grounds
May 21, 2015
IC Bus school buses, as well as Navistar’s commercial trucks and military vehicles, will undergo testing at the company’s 668-acre site in New Carlisle, Indiana.
Student Transportation Inc. expands operations into Oregon
May 20, 2015
The contractor is awarded a new $3 million annual contract — its first in Oregon — to provide transportation services to Lake Oswego School District.
First Student names area GM for Alaska locations
May 20, 2015
In an expanded role, school transportation veteran Bill Noftz will also continue to be responsible for the performance of First Student’s Washington state locations.
Trees planted in memory of school bus crash victims
May 15, 2015
School staff and family members held a ceremony to honor two students and a teacher’s aide who were killed in a school bus accident in Tennessee in December.
Tags: Tennessee
According to Nashville police, three middle school students stole a school bus and drove it for almost an hour.
3 teens charged with stealing school bus
May 15, 2015
According to Nashville police, the middle school students drove the bus for almost an hour and struck a utility pole, damaging the front door.
The suspect, 16, allegedly fired five shots at a school bus in Jacksonville, Florida. He struck two girls who were riding the bus.
Shots fired at Florida school bus
May 15, 2015
The suspect, 16, allegedly fired five shots at the bus and was charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of firing deadly missiles. Two girls were struck and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Eric Jones will lead Onspot’s team of regional managers and will be responsible for sales and marketing efforts.
Onspot names new sales and marketing VP
May 14, 2015
Eric Jones will lead the automatic tire chain supplier’s team of regional managers and will be responsible for sales and marketing efforts.
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Another possible student ‘prank’ targets school buses
May 14, 2015
Suspects deflated tires and removed valve stems from approximately 83 school buses in Arizona. The damage prevented the school district from providing morning bus service.
Pedestrian killed in collision with school bus
May 14, 2015
Witnesses tell investigators that the bus driver was turning left on what appeared to be a green arrow when the collision with the pedestrian occurred.
Driver helps students escape burning bus
May 14, 2015
The Florida bus driver heard a popping sound and saw smoke, so he quickly evacuated the students from the bus before the fire spread through it. No one was hurt in the incident.
NTSB's docket on a fiery 2014 motorcoach-truck crash in California includes this photo of the charred interior of the motorcoach, which was transporting high school students.
NTSB opens docket on fatal motorcoach-truck crash
May 14, 2015
Both drivers and eight motorcoach passengers were killed in the 2014 collision in California. The motorcoach was transporting high school students to Humboldt University for a campus tour.
This shot of an evacuation drill by Suzanne Bauer was a winner in last year’s Photo Contest.
Reminder: SBF Photo Contest deadline draws near
May 13, 2015
Entries for School Bus Fleet’s 11th Annual Photo Contest are due May 22. Three winners will receive a $100 cash prize.
Mark Aesch will discuss data-driven decision-making at this year’s NAPT Summit. He recently served as expert in residence at School Bus Xchange.
Data expert Mark Aesch to speak at NAPT
May 13, 2015
The consultant and former transit agency head will discuss data-driven decision-making in the opening session of the NAPT Summit.
2 accused of threatening school bus drivers, students
May 12, 2015
The South Carolina men allegedly interfered with school bus operations in separate incidents. One threatened to harm those on the bus if they hurt his child, and the other chased a bus and beat on the windows.
Former transportation director gets prison time for bus contracts fraud
May 12, 2015
Alice Sherrod, formerly of the North Chicago Community Unit School District 187, is sentenced to 30 months for receiving at least $566,000 in kickbacks.
Power Solutions International is purchasing Powertrain Integration (PI). Both provide propane engines for school buses. Pictured is PI’s PIthon 8.0-liter V8.
Acquisition brings together 2 propane engine suppliers
May 11, 2015
Power Solutions International is purchasing Powertrain Integration. Both companies provide propane engines for school buses.
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