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Bill would cut Calif. district funding to restore transportation money
January 24, 2012
Senate Bill 81 would replace the recent $248 million reduction in funding for home-to-school transportation with an across-the-board reduction to all districts equal to about $42 per student. Officials say this would shift the budget burden to suburban districts that don't offer much bus service.
Bus driver dies following accident in parking lot
January 24, 2012
Andrea Chapman, who worked for a Pennsylvania bus company, is walking across the company’s lot when she is struck by another driver in his personal vehicle. She later passes away due to head injuries.
NAPT's new metrics project aims to help members provide the best service possible — and then be able to prove it.
New NAPT project targets service assessment
January 23, 2012
The association takes aim at the “next big thing” in pupil transportation as work groups develop key performance indicators and other aspects of the metrics project. President Alexandra Robinson says that the goal is to help members provide the best service possible — and then be able to prove it.
Bus driver resigns after student struck by car
January 23, 2012
Stephen Wilson is cited with reckless conduct after he reportedly fails to engage his bus' warning lights and stop sign as a student exits the bus and begins to cross the road. The student is struck by the side mirror of a passing car but does not suffer any major injuries.
Water main break causes sinkhole that traps bus
January 23, 2012
City crew workers in Bloomington, Ill., patch the water main following last week’s incident wherein the school bus fell into a 4-foot-deep hole after the pavement caved. The driver and passengers on the bus were not injured.
Survey: 66% support cameras to capture illegal bus passing
January 23, 2012
The study, which was conducted for Affiliated Computer Services Inc., also shows that 77 percent of the 2,112 adults surveyed agree that school bus drivers are too busy focusing on student safety to record information of vehicles that illegally pass their stopped buses.
School bus ad bill passes Ky. House
January 19, 2012
Sponsor Rep. Terry Mills calls it “a simple bill with the sole intent of generating revenue for local school districts.” But some legislators have raised concerns about safety risks and the potential for school-inappropriate ad content.
Blue Bird talks propane at Wis. education event
January 19, 2012
Reps from the school bus manufacturer and Charter Fuels are on hand during the 2012 Wisconsin State Education Convention this week to discuss the advantages of running school fleets on propane.
Driver trapped under bus for 50 minutes
January 19, 2012
While Meridith Cole is inspecting a possible broken tire chain, her bus slides, trapping her face down in the snow underneath the door. A tow truck assists in raising the bus off of Cole, and she is transported to a hospital, and then a medical center, where she was in fair condition on Wednesday.
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Durham employees volunteer for student reading program
January 18, 2012
Cheryl Tiemann and Eddy Minze of the contractor’s Brenham, Texas, terminal visit a local elementary school each week to serve as mentors in the HOSTS reading intervention program. Tiemann and Minze work with first-graders, reading to them and listening to them read.
New machines have allowed Thomas Built Buses to reduce the average time it takes to fabricate parts by about 25 percent.
Laser cutters boost quality, efficiency at Thomas Built
January 18, 2012
The new equipment allows the school bus manufacturer to eliminate five other machines, reorganize work flow and reduce the average time it takes to fabricate parts by about 25 percent.
Transfinder achieves 13.5% revenue growth in 2011
January 17, 2012
The school transportation management solutions provider reports that along with the double-digit revenue growth, it added 169 new clients and increased staff to 60 last year.
District’s bus service unchanged despite funding cuts
January 17, 2012
Pupil transportation at Ukiah (Calif.) Unified School District will continue this school year without any changes even though the district’s funding for the service has been reduced by $467,000 due to statewide cuts. The district’s reserves are able to absorb the one-time reduction.
National Bus Sales certified as a women’s business enterprise
January 17, 2012
The provider of new and used buses receives the certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Southwest, signifying that the company is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
8 students treated after bus pepper spray incident
January 17, 2012
The students require medical attention after the substance is accidentally discharged on the bus. A police department spokesman says that to avoid such incidents, students who carry pepper spray should be informed on how to properly use it.
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Bus camera captures student sex assault
January 17, 2012
The incident is discovered after a parent requests that the Houston district's transportation department review conditions on the bus. The footage shows two 10-year-old boys assaulting an 8-year-old boy.
Blue Bird's factory training workshops will be offered five times in 2012, with class sizes limited to 25 attendees.
Blue Bird unveils new factory training dates
January 13, 2012
The free technical workshops will be offered five times this year, alternately focusing on Blue Bird's Vision and All American school buses. Classes are limited to 25 attendees and are expected to fill up quickly.
Firm provides financing for Atlantic Express bus purchase
January 12, 2012
Fleet Financing Resources funds $875,000 for Atlantic Express of L.A. Inc. that will go toward five 2012 compressed natural gas-fueled Blue Bird A3RE school buses. The transaction was partially supported by a $225,000 clean transportation grant from Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee.
Trans Tech expands dealership network
January 12, 2012
Five more dealers across the U.S. are now selling the school bus manufacturer’s products, including the new eTrans all-electric bus. The dealerships are Davey Coach Sales, MVI Group, Uebelhor and Sons Chevrolet, Cumberland International and RWC International.
George Taylor, director of transportation at Kansas City (Kan.) Public Schools, is interviewed during a MotorWeek segment about the district's new CNG buses.
TV show features Kan. district’s CNG buses
January 12, 2012
Kansas City Public Schools acquired a new fleet of 47 compressed natural gas school buses, made possible by a stimulus grant. The public television program MotorWeek gives an overview of the district’s project — from funding to fueling equipment.

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