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Police: School bus shot at with BB gun
October 6, 2015
Witnesses tell Connecticut state troopers that a black pickup truck was seen in the area of the school bus at the time. No injuries are reported.
School bus driver quits in middle of driving route
October 6, 2015
The Iowa bus driver brought students she had already picked up to school, but didn’t complete her route, possibly due to frustration with constant route changes. Another driver was sent out to pick up the rest of the students.
School bus driver who lost legs in crash dies
October 6, 2015
Cathryn Jostad, the North Dakota bus driver who had to have both legs amputated following a collision with four semis, died last Friday of injuries sustained in the crash.
School transportation veteran Nikki Hughes is now administrative and member services director for the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services.
Nikki Hughes named to NASDPTS administrative post
October 6, 2015
The school transportation veteran joins the state directors association as administrative and member services director.
Under a five-year supply agreement, Continental will be the standard tire offering on Navistar's IC Bus and International vehicles. Pictured is the IC Bus CE Series.
Continental tires to be standard on IC Bus school buses
October 5, 2015
Under a five-year supply agreement, Continental will be the standard tire offering on Navistar's IC Bus and International vehicles.
Special-needs school bus driver, attendant inducted into district ‘Wall of Fame’
October 5, 2015
Driver Mary Ann Alves and attendant Joan Sutton were inducted into the Cypress-Fairbanks (Texas) Independent School District Wall of Fame. Both were also honored by the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation.
Independent School District 15 ordered 38 propane-powered Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses after seeing several benefits in testing three of the buses. One of the new buses, shown here, was featured in the St. Francis, Minnesota, Pioneer Days parade in June.
Case study: District sees propane school bus benefits, adds 38 to fleet
October 1, 2015
After testing three propane-powered buses, Independent School District 15 in Minnesota ordered the Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses for the 2015-16 school year.
Police arrested Renee Scozzari (inset) in connection with a hit-and-run with a school bus. The roadway image was captured from the windshield of the bus moments before the black car collided with it.
Arrest made in hit-and-run with school bus
October 1, 2015
Police in Arizona posted information about the crash on social media and then received a tip that they said led to the identification and arrest of a suspect.
District clarifies: No lacrosse sticks on school buses
October 1, 2015
Teton County (Wyo.) School District officials addressed confusion among parents over what objects are allowed on school buses. Drivers interpret the rules in most cases, but lacrosse sticks are never allowed due to safety concerns.
Tags: Wyoming
New service tool coming for Powertrain Integration's engines
September 30, 2015
Powertrain Integration, which supplies the 8.0L PIthon propane engine for school buses, selects New Eagle to provide a PC-based diagnostic tool.
School bus parking change draws criticism from drivers
September 30, 2015
Chesapeake (Va.) Public Schools used to allow bus drivers to keep their buses at their homes, but now requires them to park in district lots to save time and money. Some drivers say they are putting more miles on their buses and feel less safe.
At a Propane Education & Research Council event in Boston, Jenna Bush Hager (left) rode a bus with students and then surprised teachers who are getting a donation for classroom supplies.
Propane council donates $30K for schools
September 30, 2015
The donations will go toward classroom supplies in districts that have adopted propane school buses. At an event in Boston, Jenna Bush Hager rides a bus with students and then surprises teachers.
Tags: propane
Greenville (S.C.) County Schools’ Melanie MacDonald (right) is quick to acknowledge her colleagues Cathy Poole and John Weaver for their support when a school bus caught on fire.
Supervisor honored for response to special-needs bus fire
September 29, 2015
During a field trip with about 100 special-needs students from Greenville (S.C.) County Schools, Melanie MacDonald quickly jumped into action when a bus caught on fire.
School bus driver loses legs in crash
September 29, 2015
North Dakota bus driver Cathryn Jostad had both legs amputated in a life-saving operation following a crash with four semis in heavy fog. No one else aboard the bus was seriously injured.
Student struck, killed by school bus
September 29, 2015
The Kentucky school bus was pulling away from the bus stop when it hit and killed the 5-year-old boy. The bus driver has been employed by Butler County Schools for nearly 18 years and has an exemplary driving record with the district.
New York association to hold 61st annual convention
September 29, 2015
The New York School Bus Contractors Association will hold its 61st annual convention from Oct. 16 to 18 in midtown Manhattan. The event will focus on school bus safety and security, alternative fuel solutions and effective management evaluation.
Rebates are available for replacing older school buses or installing retrofit technology to reduce emissions.
EPA school bus rebate funding increases to $7M
September 28, 2015
The rebates are for replacing older school buses or — in a new option for the program this year — installing retrofit technology to reduce emissions.
Tags: emissions, EPA
Transfinder's new Austin office is its first to be located outside New York state. Shown here is Transfinder President and CEO Antonio Civitella with his son, Alessio.
Transfinder opens new Texas office
September 24, 2015
The new office, located in Austin, is the company’s first outside of New York state. The new location will be a training and customer service center.
Durham School Services donated a newly retrofitted school bus to Knowledge Quest, an educational non-profit organization in Memphis, Tennessee.
Durham donates school bus to non-profit
September 24, 2015
The contractor donated a newly retrofitted school bus to Knowledge Quest, an educational non-profit organization in Tennessee. Bridgestone Tires donated new tires for the bus.
85% of Michigan school buses pass inspection
September 23, 2015
State police completed 15,987 safety inspections during the 2014-15 school year, as well as an additional 730 re-inspections of buses that failed the initial inspection, officials said.
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