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Nearly 90% of Missouri school buses pass inspections
June 16, 2009
The Missouri State Highway Patrol inspected 12,333 school buses across the state this spring, approving 88.5 percent of the vehicles, rejecting 9.3 p...
Thomas Built dealer expands territory through acquisition
June 16, 2009
Thomas Built Buses dealer Matthews Buses Inc. has acquired Maybrook, N.Y.-based Quality Bus and Truck Sales.
Forsythe drivers sweep roadeo
June 15, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — School bus contractor Forsythe Transportation won nine of the 10 trophies awarded at the Alaska School Bus Safety Competition hel...
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Texas, New York districts take delivery of propane buses
June 15, 2009
School districts in Texas and New York have received propane school buses manufactured by Blue Bird Corp.

Seguin (Texas) Independent School ...

Hersman tapped for top NTSB post
June 10, 2009
President Obama announced on Tuesday his intent to nominate Deborah Hersman to be chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
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GM to halt medium-duty truck operations
June 10, 2009
General Motors (GM) announced Monday its decision to wind down its medium-duty truck operations.
Alternative fuels event to highlight school bus fleet case studies
June 9, 2009
HUMBLE, Texas — The 2009 Advancing the Choice Conference will be held here on June 24 at the Humble Civic Center, hosted by the Houston-Galveston Are...
Conversion in Pennsylvania provides 7-year contract for STA
June 9, 2009
CARNEGIE, Pa. — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) announced in early June that it has been awarded a contract to provide transportation se...
Texas agency requests funding for propane school buses
June 8, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Railroad Commission (TRC) is competing for two federal grants for alternative-fueled vehicles to help school districts sta...
Driver killed by police after hijacking bus
June 3, 2009
SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — A disgruntled school bus driver who had been ordered not to drive proceeded to hijack his bus and crash into several cars while...
Iowa district, EMS group to hold overturned bus simulation
June 3, 2009
The Atlantic Schools in cooperation with the Cass County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Association will hold an overturned school bus simulation at the Atlantic Schools transportation facility on July 11.
Thomas Built Institute to provide 36 hours of technician training
June 3, 2009
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses will hold training sessions for school bus technicians July 20-24, at its headquarters here.

"New techno...

Wisconsin bill designed to increase school bus safety
June 3, 2009
MADISON, Wis. — A bill recently introduced in the state Legislature would allow school bus drivers to pull off a highway onto the right-hand shoulder...
New school bus security program launches
June 1, 2009
A new program has been developed to train school bus personnel on identifying and reporting potentially criminal or terrorist activities.
Review: Guidance on special-needs transportation
June 1, 2009
By Kathy Furneaux

Peggy Burns’ new video, The Road to Compliance for Special Needs Drivers, is a refreshing and welcome validatio...

Q’Straint to host free training seminar
June 1, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Q’Straint will hold its sixth annual National Training Seminar at its facilities here in the fall.

The school bus semi...

Accident investigation dockets accessible on NTSB Website
June 1, 2009
Beginning today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will release all accident investigation public dockets to the NTSB Website.
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First Student wins six new contracts
June 1, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded six new contracts to provide student transportation for the following school districts:

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  • Special-Needs Briefs — 6/1/09
    June 1, 2009
    Special-needs bus flips over during three-car crash
    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A Pleasant Valley School District special-needs bus flipped on its...
    Project to cut bus emissions back on track
    May 27, 2009
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A program to replace or retrofit old school buses has resumed after being halted in December due to California’s budget crisis.<>
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