Subscribe Today

News

Displaying 2141  -  2160  of  4020
Bus company requests dismissal of lawsuit from former driver
November 16, 2011
The contractor is being sued by Ken Webber, who was fired for refusing to take a Confederate flag with the word "redneck" on it off of his pickup truck, which was parked in a lot owned by a school district that the contractor serves. The company says that Webber considered the flag to be an expression of his identity and lifestyle, and that therefore, his flag is not constitutionally protected speech because its message is not a matter of public concern.
Calif. DOE to offer transportation administration program
November 16, 2011
The course, scheduled for Jan. 9-13, is designed to provide guidance to first-time transportation administrators. Topics to be covered include certification of drivers, California Highway Patrol regulations and history, special-education and homeless student transportation, and school bus stops.
A youngster experiences the Bronx Children's Museum's new "River On the Go: Where is Justin the Beaver?" exhibit on board the museum's repurposed school bus. Photo by Sarah Schuman
New 'art bus' exhibit teaches kids on river habitat
November 15, 2011
The Bronx Children's Museum's repurposed school bus, which was profiled in an SBF article earlier this year, highlights the Bronx River with its new interactive, multi-sensory exhibit. There will eventually be living specimens of flora and fauna for kids to experience.
Md. district receives Bluth-Eisman field trip scholarship
November 15, 2011
National Association for Pupil Transportation Past-President Dr. Linda F. Bluth and her partner, Betsy Eisman, endow their 2011 field trip grant to Harford County Public Schools. The field trip grant covers the cost of transportation, entry fees, supplies and/or classroom resource materials.
Tags: Maryland, NAPT
Student Transportation adds 700 vehicles in Wis. acquisition
November 15, 2011
The contractor expands into Wisconsin by acquiring Dairyland Bus Inc. and related companies, also adding more than $36 million in annualized revenues and five locations. Executive Mike Pjevach and his team will join Student Transportation Inc.
Bus driver faces record number of charges for DUI
November 15, 2011
Carole Crockett faces 25 counts each of driving under the influence with a minor, endangering the welfare of a child, driving under the influence on school property and disorderly conduct after she swerves her school bus in traffic and dozes off behind the wheel. Authorities determine that Crockett has a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.
Voith Turbo extends transmission fuel agreement
November 14, 2011
The company is continuing for another three years a warranty program with Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. Under the program, when using Petro-Canada’s Heavy Duty Synthetic Blend Automatic Transmission Fluid in new deliveries of Voith DIWA transmissions, the transmission’s base warranty coverage is extended from 24 months/150,000 miles to 30 months/150,000 miles.
Trans Tech electric bus features Weldon products
November 14, 2011
The Type A school bus manufacturer’s eTrans unit is equipped with Weldon’s energy-efficient V-LED technology and V-MUX multiplexing system. Officials say the LEDs have “extraordinary” brightness and signaling power, while the multiplexing system controls all lighting, and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
School bus alt-fuel technology is focus of new event
November 10, 2011
The one-day symposium, created by SAE International, aims to help attendees “make properly informed decisions about the pros and cons of converting their buses to either hybrid electric, propane or compressed natural gas technology.” School officials as well as OEMs and suppliers will give presentations.
Atlantic Express expands use of GreenRoad technology
November 10, 2011
The school bus contractor is now using the company’s driving performance and safety management system in more than 2,300 buses serving the greater New York City metro area. Noel Cabrera, executive vice president of Atlantic Express, says that the company chose GreenRoad’s system because it provides an in-bus “coach” that is with each driver every day and on every mile.
Deer crashes into school bus windshield
November 10, 2011
A car in front of the bus hits the deer, which propels the animal over the vehicle and into the windshield of the bus. The driver sustains minor injuries, but no students are on the bus.
Mesa Public Schools took delivery of its first propane buses last week. Pictured are representatives from the district, Canyon State Bus Sales, Micro Bird, Roush and Ferrellgas.
Ariz. district expects big savings in jump to propane
November 10, 2011
Mesa Public Schools, which has the largest school bus fleet in the state, purchases 27 propane-powered Blue Bird and Micro Bird models. Transportation chief Ron Latko tells SBF that he estimates the district will save more than $105,000 in fuel costs this year with the propane buses.
NSTA, Zonar sponsor $50K fleet equipment grant
November 9, 2011
The grant will provide one bus company that serves a school system with the following technology from Zonar: Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report, GPS, real-time engine diagnostic reporting and Ground Traffic Control web-based software. Applicants must be current NSTA members, and applications are due Dec. 29.
Tags: NSTA
SEFAC appoints regional sales manager
November 9, 2011
Richard Baxendale will serve as Northeastern regional sales manager for the heavy-duty vehicle lift manufacturer — he will be responsible for all SEFAC sales activity in that region. He comes to the company with 11 years of experience in the heavy-duty mobile lift industry.
Wash. governor speaks out on school bus cut reports
November 8, 2011
Following news reports that Gov. Chris Gregoire was considering cutting school bus transportation to help close the state's $2 billion budget shortfall, word comes from her office that she never supported the idea. While school busing was on a list of possible cuts that was sent to Gregoire to review, they did not make her final cut.
Linda Bluth partners with School Bus Safety Co.
November 8, 2011
Bluth, who just finished her term as president of the National Association for Pupil Transportation, is now available to train drivers and trainers on School Bus Safety Co.’s courses.
Texas district combats bullying
November 8, 2011
Houston Independent School District bus drivers renew their efforts to promote bus safety by taking a stand against bullying. The district's buses are fitted with signage that makes it clear to students that bullying will not be tolerated, and drivers learn strategies to create a positive environment on the bus.
Ariz. driver named Special Needs Driver of the Year
November 7, 2011
Cyndi Masters of Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District No. 6 receives the honor at the annual Arizona Association for Pupil Transportation Fall Conference last month. Masters, who is the fourth district driver to receive the honor in 15 years, gives her winnings to the district's transportation department for a special fund.
Landmark acquires 2 bus operators in Ontario
November 7, 2011
Both Northway Bus Lines and Alouette Bus Lines were owned by Daniel Joanis, an industry veteran and former director of the Ontario School Bus Association. The companies' 200 employees will stay on under the new ownership, Landmark Student Transportation said.
Tags: Ontario
12th person completes NAPT special-needs training
November 7, 2011
Tami Lynn Cooper is an employee of Student Transportation of America in Goleta, Calif. The NAPT Special Needs Training Program consists of six special-needs courses in a variety of different settings, including a school bus roadeo and a trade show, and it is supplemented by two courses from the NAPT Professional Development Series Program.
Tags: NAPT

Premium Member

Get bus sales numbers, transportation statistics, bus specifications, industry survey results, bus loading and unloading fatality statistics and more in the School Bus Fleet Research Center. Become a premium member today!
Log in Button Register Button

Newsletter

Get breaking news, industry updates, product announcements and more.