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Westport’s CNG system, currently an option on Collins Type A school buses, will also be available for Allied Specialty Vehicles’ commercial buses and emergency vehicles.
ASV expands natural gas vehicle offerings
April 24, 2015
Westport’s CNG system, currently an option on Collins Type A school buses, will also be available for Allied Specialty Vehicles’ commercial buses and emergency vehicles.
Students splashed by diesel fuel from disabled bus
April 23, 2015
Seven Los Angeles students aboard a school bus on a field trip were sprayed by diesel from a malfunctioning fuel pump after the fuel line sustained damage and ruptured. They were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
EpiPen bill for school bus drivers advances
April 23, 2015
The Pennsylvania House passes the bill, which aims to ensure training and protections for bus drivers who administer epinephrine autoinjectors to students suffering an allergic reaction.
Police crack down on unlicensed ‘school bus’ businesses
April 23, 2015
Police in New Jersey issued nine summonses to drivers who were allegedly using their personal vehicles to transport groups of children to school as a business venture without being licensed to operate their vehicle in a commercial capacity.
Optronics named sole lighting supplier for Collins Bus
April 23, 2015
With the move, the Type A school bus manufacturer consolidates lighting purchases, transitioning from six lighting suppliers to one.
Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in school buses can result in fewer student absences, according to a university study.
Study: School bus emission reductions can cut absences
April 22, 2015
Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in school buses can result in fewer student absences, according to a university study.
Tags: emissions, EPA
STI celebrates ‘Employee Appreciation Week’
April 22, 2015
The school transportation company is honoring its employees with celebratory meals, prize raffles, award ceremonies and a video message from CEO Denis Gallagher.
Bus driver defends actions in confrontation with bicyclist
April 20, 2015
A South Portland (Maine) School Department driver who was summonsed after an argument with a bicyclist in which he briefly trapped his hand in the door when he started to drive away, said the bicyclist got aggressive.
Fleetio offering third-party software integration
April 20, 2015
The fleet management software supplier launched an application programming interface, which will let customers leverage Fleetio data, such as vehicle records and maintenance logs, in other software applications.
Tags: software
Barbara DeLong (in blue shirt) was named the winner of the 14th annual School Bus Driver of the Year award in Dutchess County, New York.
County's School Bus Driver of the Year is accident-free
April 17, 2015
The annual award in Dutchess County, New York, goes to Barbara DeLong, who has been transporting students safely for more than 29 years.
Tags: New York
Brighton (N.Y.) Police Chief Mark Henderson speaks about the illegal passing of school buses at a NYAPT press conference in Rochester on Thursday.
Operation Safe Stop targets school bus safety in N.Y.
April 17, 2015
Transportation officials, police officers and other leaders in New York hold events to publicize the dangers of illegally passing stopped school buses.
Study: Cutting school buses would increase carpool traffic
April 16, 2015
Hoover (Ala.) City Schools would likely have seen afternoon pickup times almost double at about one-quarter of its schools if it had moved forward with a plan to eliminate school bus service.
A Nissan commercial that shows a father and son racing a yellow bus to school has sparked a backlash from NAPT and others involved in pupil transportation.
Industry groups denounce Nissan’s ‘School Bus Race’ ad
April 16, 2015
A Nissan commercial that shows a father and son racing a yellow bus to school has sparked a backlash from NAPT and others involved in pupil transportation.
First Student locations in Anoka, Brooklyn Park, Champlin and Red Wing participated in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Employees collected more than 5,300 pounds of food and nearly $1,000 to benefit food shelves in the state.   
First Student employees collect food for those in need
April 15, 2015
Workers participated in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign and collected more than 5,300 pounds of food and nearly $1,000 to benefit food shelves.
About 2,000 more Spring ISD students will be able to ride the bus starting in 2015-16, thanks to a decision by the district’s board.
Texas district to expand school bus service next year
April 15, 2015
About 2,000 more Spring ISD students will be able to ride the bus, thanks to a decision by the district’s board. The cost for the first year will be $3.6 million.
Under a new partnership with CleanFUEL USA, Allied Specialty Vehicles will expand its alt-fuel line, which currently includes Collins propane school buses.
ASV to offer more propane vehicles
April 15, 2015
Under a new partnership with CleanFUEL USA, Allied Specialty Vehicles will expand its alt-fuel line, which currently includes Collins propane school buses.
At Virginia Beach City Public Schools, David Pace oversaw one of the larger district-owned school bus fleets in the nation.
Veteran Virginia director David Pace retires
April 14, 2015
After 31 years in pupil transportation, Pace steps down from his role at Virginia Beach City Public Schools, where he oversaw one of the larger district-owned school bus fleets in the nation.
Bus driver praised for staying calm, safe in hailstorm
April 14, 2015
Terrie Eggen of Kentucky safely navigated her route with 40 students aboard when the storm, which sparked tornado sirens, hit. The bus garage coached her though the drive.
Private school bus operators convene in Washington, D.C., to discuss key issues during NSTA’s annual Spring Bus-In. Pictured is the 2014 event.
NSTA members meet with legislators in D.C.
April 14, 2015
Issues to be discussed during the Spring Bus-In include minimum levels of financial responsibility and concerns with hair follicle testing for federal drug tests.
Tags: NSTA
Shown here are some of the National Express Values Award winners. From left to right: Mike Hamel, Angela Stone, Stevette Wilson, DeShawn Lomax and George Rodriguez.
National Express honors employees for dedication, safety
April 14, 2015
The company presented awards in the categories of Safety, Customer, People, Community and Excellence at a celebration in London on March 26.

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