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Bellevue (Neb.) Public Schools will equip 10 of its 78 school buses with cameras from REI. The cameras capture images from multiple angles and can automatically download them.
District to equip school buses with REI stop-arm cameras
July 30, 2015
Bellevue (Neb.) Public Schools will equip 10 of its 78 school buses with cameras from the supplier. The cameras capture images from multiple angles and can automatically download them to the transportation director’s computer.
Comal ISD in Texas expects its new shuttle service to cut travel time in half for some students. Pictured is Stephanie Cichon.
Express school bus shuttle aims to reduce ride time
July 30, 2015
A Texas district expects its new service to cut travel time for some middle and high school students from about 45-60 minutes to about 20-30 minutes.
The Fleetio Fuel tracking app is designed specifically for fleets. It provides data such as cost per mile, mpg and distance between fill-ups, company officials said.
Fleetio launches fuel tracking app for fleets
July 30, 2015
Fleetio Fuel lets drivers log fuel in seconds using a mobile device. The app provides fleets with comprehensive data, such as cost per mile, mpg and distance between fill-ups.
Every school day, bus driver Dale Westover travels to and from Canada on a remote route and checks in with U.S. and Canada customs several times. Shown here is Westover with his bus, outfitted with a grill guard designed to prevent damage from collisions with deer.
School bus driver’s international route includes multiple customs visits
July 29, 2015
Every school day, Dale Westover, a driver for Warroad (Minn.) Public Schools, travels to and from Canada and checks in with U.S. and Canada customs several times.
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.
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