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This winning photo from last year’s contest was taken by Katrina Falk of Greenwood (Ind.) Community School Corp.
Wanted: sharp shots of school transportation
April 3, 2012
It’s time for SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s Eighth Annual Photo Contest! Three winners will receive a $100 cash prize.
IC Bus announces expanded 2012 training schedule
April 3, 2012
Sessions for the manufacturer's IC Bus University will be held during the weeks of June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20, and will cover such topics as engines, bus electrical and bus maintenance. IC Bus is also offering an Advanced IC Bus University that will focus on advanced diagnostics.
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Student faces charges in flare gun bus fire
April 3, 2012
The 12-year-old boy faces arson and other charges after a flare gun inside a bag in his possession discharged, according to authorities. The driver quickly evacuated the students from the bus before it caught fire.
Tags: bus fires
Special-needs student steals bus, crashes into house
April 2, 2012
A school system in South Carolina changes its bus policy to prevent drivers from leaving keys on buses after the student steals a spare bus when he breaks free from his escort. The student and a person in the house are injured in the collision.
Collins' new NEXBUS design is shown in two prototype versions: high-top and low-top.
Collins unveils new Type A bus design
April 2, 2012
Added visibility and enhanced construction are among the features of Collins Bus Corp.'s NEXBUS. President Kent Tyler says that the company gathered input from "customers large and small, from mechanics to drivers, and from numerous experts in the industry."
VIDEO: School bus crashes into diner during Ind. tornado
April 2, 2012
Onboard footage shows the vehicle being lifted into the air before it was flung into a diner during a tornado in Henryville last month. In the video, driver Angel Perry can be heard providing instructions to students on board and safely evacuating them before the tornado hits the bus.
Tags: Indiana
Insurance firm offers contractors bus safety training
April 2, 2012
School bus companies insured by Safety, Claims and Litigation Services LLC will receive the Driver Training Course by School Bus Safety Co. as part of a loss control services package. Officials from the firm say they feel that using the course will make children safer while reducing the cost of risk to customers.
Blue Bird honors 35-year school bus driver
March 29, 2012
Earl Rineer, 89, receives a plaque at the manufacturer's headquarters for his dedication to public service and transporting students. Rineer works as a bus driver and trainer for Sague Bus Service in Pennsylvania, and he says he’ll continue working as long as he passes the medical requirements.
Bus driver reacts quickly to drunken driver
March 29, 2012
Kimberly Lincoln closes the door of her bus to keep students inside as a driver passes the bus on the right shoulder. The driver, Michael R. Malone, is found later passed out in his vehicle and is arrested for his 11th drunken driving offense.
Mich. bill calls for lower rear bus lights
March 29, 2012
The mother of two teens killed when their car crashed into a school bus speaks to Michigan lawmakers about legislation that would add a new, lower level of bright flashing rear lights to new school buses. If passed, the legislation would be called the Privacky Law, after the two crash victims.
District’s pickup policy to include student bus bans
March 29, 2012
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board votes unanimously to adopt a new policy to issue warnings to parents who do not meet their pre-K through first-grade children at the bus stop as required. A sixth incident will result in the child being banned from the school bus for the remainder of the school year.
Blue Bird names new CFO
March 29, 2012
Phil Tighe joins the school bus manufacturer with more than 30 years of financial experience with Ford Motor Co. Most recently, he was based in Shanghai, leading Ford's strategic planning for growth in Asia.
New app provides safety info on bus companies
March 28, 2012
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's free SaferBus application, for iPhones and iPads, lets users review companies' safety records before booking bus trips. Those without one of the Apple devices can still access the safety database online.
Stephen Satterly, director of transportation and school safety at the Community School Corp. of Southern Hancock County, is co-writing a white paper on emergency best practices. Here, he provides instruction prior to an active shooter exercise.Photo © Steve Satterly 2012
Ind. district increases safety measures after tornado
March 28, 2012
Stephen Satterly, director of transportation and school safety at the Community School Corp. of Southern Hancock County in New Palestine, discusses with SBF the training topics he’s covering with his bus drivers and the policy changes he’s planning to implement following this month’s F4 tornado in Henryville. He also shares emergency planning best practices that are part of a white paper he’s co-writing.
Survivors of ’72 bus crash gather for remembrance
March 27, 2012
The March 24, 1972, crash remains the worst school bus accident in New York history. Five teens were killed as Joseph Larkin attempted to drive the bus across a railroad crossing as a train was coming. Survivors say that Larkin tried to outrun the train because he was late.
Buses cleared to cross aging bridge
March 27, 2012
The Montana Department of Transportation recently gave approval for fully loaded school buses to cross Maclay Bridge, a one-lane structure with a weight limit that was downgraded from 14 tons to 11 tons last year. Missoula County officials initially forgot to request an analysis of the buses' load rating after the bridge's limit was downgraded.
School bus fees banned in Indiana
March 27, 2012
School districts in the state can’t charge families for transportation to and from school, under a bill signed by Gov. Mitch Daniels. The legislation arose after annual bus fees of up to $475 were implemented in Franklin Township last year.
Tags: bus fees
1 student killed, many others injured in Fla. bus crash
March 27, 2012
In Monday’s accident, the school bus turns left in front of a semitrailer and is struck at the rear. Officials say the impact spun the bus 180 degrees clockwise and overturned the tractor-trailer.
Student Transportation wins 4 new contracts
March 26, 2012
Two of the contracts are for operations in Connecticut, and the others are for operations in New Hampshire. Officials say the Connecticut contracts will add over $4.6 million in annualized revenues, while the New Hampshire agreements will add approximately $4.3 million in annualized revenues.
IC Bus builds its various school bus bodies and chassis in its mile-long plant in Tulsa, Okla.
IC Bus boosts efficiency at Tulsa plant
March 26, 2012
The manufacturer has been building school buses in the former B-24 bomber plant for 10 years now. Plant Manager Greg Hutchison, an auto industry veteran who came to the facility in September, tells SBF about changes that have increased quality and volume while keeping staffing levels consistent.

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