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Best School Bus Movie Scenes
March 3, 2010
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Tags: history
Tyler Technologies taps Fahey for Versatrans
March 2, 2010
John Fahey recently retired from the Buffalo (N.Y.) City School District, where he oversaw transportation as assistant superintendent for 18 years. At Tyler, he joins the team that consults with districts on the efficiency, organization and overall effectiveness of their transportation operations.
Tags: routing
Collins to present at Propane Engine Fuel Summit
March 2, 2010
Kent Tyler, president of the bus manufacturer, will speak to summit attendees this Thursday about the development and production of Collins’ NexBus Propane unit, and the benefits of propane propulsion in Type A buses.
Bill allowing school bus ads rejected
March 2, 2010
The Utah legislation would have let school boards sell advertising space on buses, while prohibiting ads that promoted inappropriate material. A House committee did not approve the bill, concerned that people would assume the ads were endorsed by schools.
Conference to cover special-needs transportation issues
March 1, 2010
Attorney and consultant Peggy Burns will speak at the Massachusetts Association for Pupil Transportation's day-long event, discussing such topics as legal issues related to training special-needs school bus drivers, sharing IEP information with transportation personnel and decision-making about special-needs transportation.
District cuts special-needs bus routes
March 1, 2010
An Alabama school system is dropping the routes in order to reduce costs. The state Department of Education reportedly allows a school board to make a payment to parents instead of transporting students where it's impractical to do so.
Clayton County Public Schools had two teams of drivers place in the top five at Georgia’s special-needs roadeo. From left: Paulette Raper, David O’Keeffe, Jacquelyn Turner and Angie Dorris.
Top drivers to compete in national special-needs roadeo
March 1, 2010
Clayton County Public Schools bus drivers David O’Keeffe and Jacquelyn Turner excelled when presented with challenges during Georgia’s special-needs roadeo, including evacuating four students from a bus within two minutes. The duo will represent their state at the national competition in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday.
Michigan district axes transportation
February 26, 2010
Faced with deteriorating school funding in the state, Royal Oak decides to eliminate transportation for general-education students beginning with the next school year. The district made substantial reductions in high school transportation last year.
Teacher, bus drivers subdue shooting suspect
February 26, 2010
Two Colorado students are expected to recover after being shot in front of their middle school on Tuesday. The alleged gunman, who now faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder, was disarmed by a math teacher and restrained with help from school bus drivers until police arrived.
Transportation industry veteran passes away
February 26, 2010
Thomas Gallagher, father of Student Transportation Inc. Chairman and CEO Denis Gallagher, had been a consultant for the school bus contractor since 1999. He previously worked for Laidlaw Transit and founded Coast Cities Coaches.
Navistar Parts offers credit program for fleet owners
February 25, 2010
The “Fleet Charge ONE” card provides bus and truck owners with 30-day terms on parts and service purchases. It is available through IC Bus and International dealerships. Program benefits include access to online expense tracking tools and ease of participation in the company’s Customer Parts Recovery program.
Tags: IC Bus
Consulting firms form partnership
February 25, 2010
In addition to routing reviews, cost analyses and operations assessments, Management Partnership Services will now offer expertise in legal issues, compliance monitoring and human resource management through its agreement with Education Compliance Group.
Image by James Kraemer, 2safeschools.org
Big jump in danger zone fatalities
February 23, 2010
Seventeen children were killed in school bus loading or unloading accidents in the 2008-09 school year, according to the Kansas State Department of Education’s national survey. It’s a large increase from the previous year’s total, five fatalities.
Detroit Public Schools to privatize transportation
February 23, 2010
First Student will transport the district’s nearly 90,000 students with a fleet of about 360 vehicles under a five-year contract that begins on May 1. By the start of the 2010-11 school year, all of the buses will feature GPS tracking and child-check reminder systems, as well as crossing gates.
School administrators praise stimulus, warn of further cuts
February 23, 2010
American Association of School Administrators says that while the stimulus funds provided some relief, school districts nationwide continue to face steep funding shortfalls. The organization's 2009 study found that in many cases, state budgets were cut only after it was known that the stimulus included money for education.
Virginia Assembly: school bus DUI a misdemeanor
February 23, 2010
A bill awaiting the governor's signature makes the consumption of any amount of alcohol before driving a school bus a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
Transfinder to host client conference
February 22, 2010
Event in July will provide the company’s pupil transportation software users with an opportunity to attend classroom and computer lab sessions, receive routing software certification and network with colleagues from around the country.
School bus passenger protection off ‘Most Wanted’ list
February 19, 2010
NTSB removes the issue from its recommended transportation safety improvements, citing NHTSA’s final rule that increased school bus seat-back height and established specs for voluntarily installed seat belts.
Tags: FMCSA, NHTSA, NTSB
ASBC urges support for school bus education campaign
February 19, 2010
The council calls on its members, industry officials and others to ask their congressperson to sign a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The letter outlines the benefits of utilizing school buses and asks LaHood to dedicate agency funding for a public awareness campaign that promotes school bus transportation.
New Peggy Burns DVD covers law and compliance
February 18, 2010
The 56-minute video is especially designed for transportation supervisors and others who administer, coordinate, train or deliver transportation-related services to students. Attendees at the Transporting Students with Disabilities conference in Orlando will receive a free copy of the DVD.

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