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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
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.

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