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Motorist in fatal bus-passing incident sentenced to 15 years
February 2, 2012
Aaron Gunderson pleads guilty to vehicular homicide by reckless driving in the death of 7-year-old Kadyn Halverson. Halverson was killed last year when Gunderson failed to stop for a school bus that had engaged its flashing lights and stop sign.
Ohio bill would require schools to address bus bullying
February 2, 2012
The Jessica Logan Act, which will now go before Gov. John Kasich for approval, would mandate that schools provide education to students on bullying and develop policies to address the issue both online and on the school bus.
Tags: bullying, Ohio
Landmark Student Transportation names president
February 2, 2012
Kirk Flach joins the school bus company in the role, where he will oversee all aspects of its operations in North America. Flach, who has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, was most recently senior vice president of operations for National Express Corp.
Students and parents could not be charged a fee for transportation to and from school, under a bill making progress in the Indiana General Assembly. Photo by Wikipedia user Jasont82
Ind. bill aims to ban bus fees
February 1, 2012
Students and parents could not be charged a fee for transportation to and from school, under legislation that passed out of the Indiana House. The issue of school bus fees has been a source of contention in the state in recent years.
Fleet management visionary Charles Arsenault retires
February 1, 2012
As the founder of maintenance software supplier Arsenault Associates steps down, Jack Boetefuer is named CEO. Arsenault launched the company to serve the fleet maintenance sector in 1979.
Blue Bird offers Performance Friction products
February 1, 2012
The school bus manufacturer’s North American dealers are now stocking the supplier’s Friction Carbon Metallic brake pads and Zero Failure rotors. This includes light- and medium-duty hydraulic pads and rotors, as well as heavy-duty air disc applications, for all makes in aftermarket school bus applications.
Cook-Illinois launches employee wellness initiatives
February 1, 2012
The school bus contractor has invested more than $22,000 in programs for its drivers, including a discounted membership program with Charter Fitness, and removed junk food and soda from its subsidiaries' vending machines, among other efforts. Employees are reportedly losing weight and interacting with one another more.
Mac Dann (left) and Dave Edwards helped evacuate residents in Walton, N.Y., before the city was flooded in September. Dann has worked for Walton Central School District as a sub driver for five years, and Edwards has been a full-time driver for three years.
Bus drivers help evacuate residents before N.Y. flood
February 1, 2012
Mac Dann and Dave Edwards, who work for Walton Central School District (CSD), transport people living in low-lying areas of the city to shelters at higher ground, and then bring them home after the water resides. Walton CSD Transportation Supervisor Tracy Williams discusses the effort with SBF.
Safety audit launched after girl dragged by bus
January 31, 2012
An 8-year-old girl in New York is pulled about 900 feet when her backpack gets caught in a closing school bus door, according to police. The driver is put on administrative leave, and the district begins an investigation of the incident and an audit of its transportation safety procedures.
Michael, one of the Project LIVE students who helped raise money to buy a bus, boards their vehicle for the first time. Operating the wheelchair lift is Transportation Supervisor Roger Saxton.
Students raise funds for much-needed bus
January 31, 2012
Project LIVE aims to take its special-needs students beyond the walls of their high school and into the community, but the program faced a challenge: It had no vehicle of its own to transport the students. Director Nicholas Slusser tells SBF about the tireless efforts to acquire a bus and to get it built and delivered ahead of schedule.
Huntington Coach receives $50K fleet equipment grant
January 30, 2012
The National School Transportation Association and Zonar Systems co-sponsor the grant, and it was presented to the school bus contractor during the association’s recent Mid-Winter Meeting. Company officials say the money will be used to finish installing GPS technology from Zonar on its fleets.
Trans Tech makes GSA’s list of approved vendors
January 30, 2012
The school bus manufacturer passes all U.S. General Services Administration testing standards and is placed on the list of approved vendors. Trans Tech can now sell its buses directly to federal agencies across the country.
Starcraft completes 25,000th bus
January 30, 2012
The school and shuttle bus manufacturer reached the milestone earlier this month when Creative Bus Sales in Chino, Calif., took delivery of the bus for Nevada RTC. President of Starcraft Bus and Federal Coach David Wright presents an award to Tony Matijevich, owner and president of Creative Bus Sales, to commemorate the event.
Teen safely stops bus after driver suffers heart attack
January 30, 2012
Seventeen-year-old Graceann Rumer takes the wheel and makes a U-turn to slow the bus down and avoid oncoming traffic after driver Charles Duncan collapses. Because Duncan is obstructing the brake pedal, Rumer puts the bus into park to stop it.
Navistar names new marketing exec
January 27, 2012
Kathy Seegebrecht will serve the company as vice president, marketing, for the global bus division. Seegebrecht, who previously served as vice president, marketing, for Navistar’s parts group, replaces David Hillman.
Tags: IC Bus
Fras-le expands manufacturing capabilities
January 26, 2012
Fras-le North America Inc. will begin producing heavy-duty lining at its friction manufacturing facility in Prattville, Ala. The expansion will involve the hiring of nearly 100 employees in 2012 and 2013.
Thomas Built to offer hands-on bus maintenance training
January 26, 2012
The school bus OEM will hold two sessions of its Thomas Built Institute this year. The first will take place at the company's High Point, N.C., facility April 24-27 and will include hands-on training covering a number of topics.
Stolen buses in Mo. haven't been found
January 25, 2012
At least eight school buses have disappeared from five locations in St. Louis County and Jefferson County in the past year. Police have notified the FBI.
Iowa governor supports stricter illegal bus passing penalties
January 25, 2012
Loved ones of Kadyn Halverson, who was killed by a pickup truck as she was walking to board her school bus, have been lobbying legislators to pass a bill on the subject. Gov. Terry Branstad has asked the state departments of public safety, education and transportation to work with lawmakers to craft the legislation.
Student Transportation honored for anti-bullying efforts
January 25, 2012
The school bus contractor is named 2011 Company of the Year by the nonprofit organization Unique Gifted Loveable You. Student Transportation Inc.'s bullying prevention training programs, which include having drivers maintain a positive bus environment, helped the company earn the accolade.

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