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Clark County maintains service despite budget cut
September 22, 2009
Clark County School District had to cut more than $5 million from its transportation budget, but the operation has employed a few strategies to maintain the same level of service.
DOT releases Distracted Driving Summit agenda
September 22, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the agenda for the Distracted Driving Summit to be held Sept. 30 and Oct. 1...
First Student wins four new contracts
September 21, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has secured four new student transportation contracts.

The contractor will serve Union (Mo.) R-XI School Distri...

STA acquires Jordan Transportation
September 21, 2009
WALL, N.J. — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has acquired Jordan Transportation Inc. and its related companies based in Butler, N.J.

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Ohio schools given $72K in field trip transportation grants
September 18, 2009
Two-hundred and forty Ohio schools received a total of $72,000 in grant funding to help defray school bus transportation costs for field trips to the Ohio Statehouse Museum.
WAPT establishes industry service, leadership awards
September 18, 2009
The Washington Association for Pupil Transportation (WAPT) has created two honors to recognize industry professionals for leadership and service.
Bus driver shows bravery in line of fire
September 17, 2009
When an SUV pulled in front of her school bus and a man pointed a gun at high schoolers she had just dropped off, Kendra Hankerson put herself in the line of fire.
Student hit by school bus at stop; driver charged
September 16, 2009
A driver for Atlanta Public Schools (APS) whose school bus struck a 5-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to use due regard and school bus safety procedures.
Bell time shift could save $1.2M
September 15, 2009
In order to decrease transportation costs, which many school districts across the nation are being driven to do, Brevard District Schools turned to its bell times.
Web seminar trains more than 150 in terrorism prevention
September 15, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Sept. 11, First Observer master trainers Jeff Beatty and David Mitchell presented a live Web seminar titled, “Never Forget, Nev...
Tags: terrorism, TSA
‘America’s Best’ competition to be held in South Carolina
September 15, 2009
GREENVILLE, S.C. — School bus technicians and inspectors from across the nation will test their skills here Sept. 23-25 during the National Associati...
Tags: NAPT
New school bus dealership launched
September 15, 2009
Blue Bird has added a new dealership, Bird Bus Sales of New York, to its North American listing of dealers.
District to distribute school bus safety workbooks
September 14, 2009
Elementary school students at Bay County School District (BCSD) will receive two workbooks this week designed to educate them on various aspects of school bus safety.
Some stimulus funds available for special-needs buses
September 14, 2009
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — The local school district here has been awarded stimulus funding to buy a special-needs bus, and other pupil transportation ope...
Tags: NAPT
Student responds to bus monitor’s heart attack
September 14, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Sept. 1, school bus monitor Tony Riebel experienced a massive heart attack during the bus ride home. Luckily, fifth-grader Jord...
District runs 1 bus with aide for special-needs students
September 14, 2009
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Prescott Unified School District officials have reconfigured bus routes in response to concerns from parents over the district gove...
State Supreme Court asked to review special-needs bus case
September 14, 2009
LONGMONT, Colo. — The St. Vrain Valley School District recently asked the state Supreme Court to review a case wherein one of its school bus drivers ...
Motorists urged to brake for school buses
September 9, 2009
A new public service ad from Operation Lifesaver is aimed at enhancing school bus safety at railroad crossings.
First Observer to host terrorism awareness Web seminar
September 9, 2009
First Observer will promote terrorism awareness with a live Web seminar on Sept. 11.
Tags: terrorism, TSA
EPA approves NSTA ‘green’ certification program
September 9, 2009
WASHINGTON — Senior EPA officials have approved the National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) “Go Yellow, Go Green” fleet certification pro...
Tags: EPA, NSTA

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