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Feds give guidance on special-needs transportation
December 7, 2009
New Q&A document from the U.S. Department of Education provides clarification on IDEA regulations for transporting students with disabilities. Topics covered include communication, mainstreaming on regular routes and climate control on buses.
D.C. petitions for control of pupil transportation system
December 7, 2009
In a court filing, city officials reportedly lauded D.C. Public Schools Transportation Administrator David Gilmore for establishing a well-run school bus system and believe it is time to return control to local authorities. The city hopes to have control of the transportation system, which only serves special-needs students, by July 2010.
Bus aide fired for misconduct
December 7, 2009
The aide, who worked for a Maryland school district, reportedly held a special-needs boy’s head out the window of his moving school bus following a discipline problem. The district’s transportation director may increase training for bus drivers and aides in light of the incident.
Dave Emerson tells SBF that his extensive training kicked in as he arrived at a bus stop where two girls’ mother had been shot.
Driver keeps kids safe at shooting scene
December 4, 2009
Dave Emerson tells SBF that his extensive training kicked in as he arrived at a bus stop where two girls’ mother had been shot. The board of his Indiana school district honored him last week for his decisive response to the tragedy.
The new Bird Bath cleaning and protection products are environmentally friendly, meeting the EPA Design for Environment program’s highest standards.
Blue Bird offers new cleaning line for buses
December 4, 2009
The Bird Bath cleaning and protection products are environmentally friendly, meeting the EPA Design for Environment program’s highest standards.
The new service facility at Hoglund Bus Co. Inc.’s main dealership in Monticello, Minn., connects the dealership’s parts warehouse and another service facility. The new facility is equipped with a hoist, jacks and a bus wash system.
New Hoglund facilities boost efficiency, customer service
December 3, 2009
Hoglund Bus Co. recently opened a service facility at its main dealership in Minnesota that has enabled the company’s technicians to work together. Hoglund also opened a new service location to further assist its customers.
Michael Kennedy (left), STA’s Atlantic Region COO, presented an award to Jeff Cote, of Manchester, N.H., in recognition of his 20-year career in the Air National Guard that included three tours of duty in Kuwait.
Student Transportation honors employees, military families
December 2, 2009
Employees receive recognition for years of accident-free service, charitable activities, and heroic rescues. Those with family members in the military were also recognized, as was a driver who previously served a 20-year career in the Air National Guard.
Forsythe serves as industry expert in consulting project
December 2, 2009
The contractor provided school bus industry best practices for a Middle Eastern bus company that recently won contracts to transport 500,000 girls to school, and also developed a strategic plan to help the company in its service.
Winner named for special-needs conference scholarship
December 2, 2009
American Logistics will fund an all-expenses paid trip for Betsy Schulthess, transportation safety coordinator at an Illinois school district, to attend the 2010 National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students With Disabilities and Preschoolers.
Report shows dominant safety record of school buses
December 1, 2009
Sixty-one times more children were killed in passenger vehicles than in school buses during school transportation hours in 2007-08, according to NHTSA data compiled by the California Association of School Transportation Officials.
Tags: NHTSA
Illinois district to receive $60K in Zonar equipment
December 1, 2009
Freeport School District #145 was selected to receive a grant to fund more than $60,000 worth of Zonar Systems equipment to outfit the district's entire school bus fleet. The grant was awarded through a partnership with the National Association for Pupil Transportation.
Registration open for IC Bus’ spring maintenance program
November 30, 2009
IC Bus University training will be held in March in Tulsa, Okla., and will cover such topics as bus electronics and maintenance, brake systems, engines and air conditioning. The session is limited to 60 technicians.
Tags: IC Bus
Thomas Built honors top dealers
November 30, 2009
Matthews Buses Inc. was named the bus manufacturer’s national and northeast region dealer of the year. Thomas dealerships in Nebraska, North Carolina and Alberta won the remaining regional awards.
Mike Martin of NAPT and Charlie Hood of NASDPTS agreed with the NTSB assertion that an event data recorder on the school bus would have provided valuable information on the Huntsville crash.
EXCLUSIVE: Industry officials respond to Huntsville crash report
November 25, 2009
Mike Martin of NAPT and Charlie Hood of NASDPTS discuss the National Transportation Safety Board’s findings on driver seat belt use and its call for event data recorders on buses.
Manatee County Schools Vehicle Maintenance Manager Brian Keisacker came up with the idea for a Stuff the Bus event to be held at local supermarkets.
Stuff the Bus event collects 47,000 lbs. of food
November 24, 2009
The School District of Manatee County (Fla.) partners with supermarket chain to park buses at 15 stores. The county food bank says that items donated to help area families will last through the holidays and all the way to May.
Michigan district wins new bus for a year
November 24, 2009
Hoekstra Transportation offered the use of a brand new Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus as part of a giveaway contest during the Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation's annual fall conference.
Los Angeles district awards GPS contract to Everyday Solutions
November 24, 2009
The transportation solutions technology provider will equip Los Angeles Unified School District vehicles with GPS applications under a three-year deal. Company officials report that benefits to using the system include improvements to student safety and access to information, as well as reduced maintenance costs.
Tags: GPS
FirstGroup exec joins safety group’s board of directors
November 24, 2009
FirstGroup America President and CEO Mike Murray will serve on the National Safety Council’s board of directors through 2010. He will help to guide the organization in its mission and serve as a trustee, assisting with development and fundraising efforts.
STA changes name, may sell shares in U.S.
November 20, 2009
Shareholders approve a resolution to change the school bus contractor's corporate name from Student Transportation of America Ltd. to Student Transportation Inc. Plans to list common shares on a U.S. exchange could go forward by fall of 2010.
NTSB: Bus driver in Huntsville crash was unbelted
November 19, 2009
The National Transportation Safety Board’s long-awaited report on the fatal 2006 crash confirms that the school bus driver was not wearing his seat belt, which allowed him to be thrown from the bus before it plunged 30 feet off of a highway ramp.

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