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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
FirstGroup America celebrates 10-year anniversary
September 8, 2009
CINCINNATI — Sept. 13 will mark FirstGroup America’s 10th anniversary.

FirstGroup America’s history began in Scotland 20 years ago, when Gramp...

NYC school buses take seniors on midday grocery runs
September 4, 2009
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration has launched a series of 59 initiatives aimed at making the city more livable for its growing senior population, including a plan to transport seniors by school bus on trips to supermarkets.
High schooler tackles armed teen on bus, saving 22 lives
September 4, 2009
YAZOO CITY, Miss. — High school student Kaleb Eulls is being hailed as a hero for his actions helping to save his fellow school bus passengers from an armed teen earlier this week....
Police department bolsters safety near schools with “safe zones”
September 2, 2009
Officers at the Odessa Police Department are periodically designating “safe zones” throughout the city in an effort to maximize safety among motorists and the public.
PTSI cancels fall conference
September 2, 2009
LIVERPOOL, N.Y. — The Behind-the-Wheel Trainers and Classroom Instructors conference, which was to be held at a Holiday Inn here Oct. 9-11, has been ...
Collins to offer propane-powered Type A school bus
September 2, 2009
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. has entered into an exclusive agreement with CleanFUEL USA to develop the first Type A school bus to operate on ...
Delaware bus company fined for safety violations
September 1, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a civil penalty notice to Lehane’s Bus Service Inc. of New Cast...
Tags: FMCSA
Brake safety devices urged for buses
September 1, 2009
School buses and other heavy vehicles should be equipped with technology to prevent unintended acceleration, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded in a report.
Tags: brakes, NTSB
Propane Vision will continue after GM engine plant shutdown
September 1, 2009
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird will continue to offer its Propane-Powered Vision after the closure of a GM engine plant.

The school bus manufacture...

Zonar donates 10 scholarships to attend NAPT Summit
August 31, 2009
Zonar Systems has donated 10 scholarships for attendance to the 2009 National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Annual Summit, to be held in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 31 to Nov. 5.
After bus crash, NTSB reports on pedal misapplication
August 27, 2009
Accidental acceleration may have been a factor in the 2005 school bus accident in Liberty, Mo., in which two people were killed, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.
Tags: NTSB

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