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Propane grants will fund purchase of 245 buses
August 27, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas — On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of $12.6 million to the Railroad Commission of Texas, the state...
Tags: propane
District sees danger in four-lane crossing
August 26, 2009
School bus drivers at Putnam County Schools are no longer allowed to cross all four lanes of a local roadway under a policy that the district recently implemented due to safety concerns.
Penning book helped bus driver beat cancer
August 26, 2009
For Lolette Hollabaugh, driving school buses has been a lifesaver — literally. Hollabaugh joined Leander Independent School District in 1995 as a bus driver and became a driver trainer about six years later.
85% of transportation staff signs on with new contractor
August 25, 2009
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Even with the arrival of a new school bus contractor, many local students boarding buses on Monday for the first school day were...
DOT sets dates for distracted driving summit
August 25, 2009
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold its summit on distracted driving Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
Teen heads successful campaign for clean school buses
August 24, 2009
PITTSBURGH — Peter Bartholomew, an incoming Pittsburgh Public Schools high school student, is campaigning for cleaner school buses.

Bartholome...

Tags: emissions
District board reverses driving speed policy
August 24, 2009
Huron School District 2-2’s board of education has reversed a policy that required the district’s vehicles to be driven 10 mph slower than the posted speed limit.
Girl fatally struck by motorist while leaving bus
August 20, 2009
Six-year-old Ashley Ramos-Hernandez died on Wednesday from injuries she sustained after being struck by an SUV as she disembarked her school bus.
Bus seating zones target safety
August 20, 2009
To bolster the safety of bus passengers, Dysart Unified School District implemented a new seating policy that separates students by grade range.
Registration open for IC Bus’ fall maintenance program
August 19, 2009
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Technicians can now register for the fall session of IC Bus University training, to be held at the company’s Tulsa, Okla., bus pl...
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Agencies issue back-to-school transportation safety tips
August 19, 2009
With the 2009-10 school year getting into gear, state patrol agencies and pupil transportation organizations are issuing school bus safety tips for children, parents and motorists.
Parent poll shows benefits of buses for students, environment
August 19, 2009
Many parents feel yellow school bus service has a positive impact on students’ academic performance, according to results from a recent survey conducted by the American School Bus Council (ASBC).
NCST gears up for 2010
August 19, 2009
As the date of the 15th National Congress on School Transportation (NCST) draws closer, state representatives for the event are being appointed.
Tags: NCST
Brown Bus Co. celebrates 50 years
August 18, 2009
NAMPA, Idaho — Brown Bus Co. celebrated its 50th anniversary last week with an open house for community members, customers and employees, past and pr...
Durham takes delivery of hybrid-electric school bus
August 18, 2009
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Durham School Services has received the first of its two NEXBUS hybrid-electric school buses from Collins Bus Corp.

The f...

Durham takes delivery of hybrid Type A
August 18, 2009
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Durham School Services has received the first of its two NEXBUS hybrid-electric school buses from Collins Bus Corp.

The f...

New NTSB member sworn in, designated vice chairman
August 14, 2009
Christopher A. Hart was sworn in as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) last week, and President Obama designated him the agency's vice chairman.
Tags: NTSB
New training scholarship, field trip grant offered
August 13, 2009
Two new programs launched by National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) members will support learning opportunities for pupil transportation professionals as well as students.
All eyes on Alabama bus belt study
August 12, 2009
As a pilot study of the impact of lap-shoulder belts on school buses enters its final year, national and state transportation safety agencies are awaiting the results.
New Thomas Built hybrid to be shown at Arizona dealership
August 12, 2009
PHOENIX — School district officials throughout the state will have an opportunity to view and test drive Thomas Built Buses’ new Saf-T-Liner C2e hybr...

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