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WAPT establishes industry service, leadership awards
September 18, 2009
The Washington Association for Pupil Transportation (WAPT) has created two honors to recognize industry professionals for leadership and service.
Bus driver shows bravery in line of fire
September 17, 2009
When an SUV pulled in front of her school bus and a man pointed a gun at high schoolers she had just dropped off, Kendra Hankerson put herself in the line of fire.
Student hit by school bus at stop; driver charged
September 16, 2009
A driver for Atlanta Public Schools (APS) whose school bus struck a 5-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to use due regard and school bus safety procedures.
Bell time shift could save $1.2M
September 15, 2009
In order to decrease transportation costs, which many school districts across the nation are being driven to do, Brevard District Schools turned to its bell times.
Web seminar trains more than 150 in terrorism prevention
September 15, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Sept. 11, First Observer master trainers Jeff Beatty and David Mitchell presented a live Web seminar titled, “Never Forget, Nev...
Tags: terrorism, TSA
‘America’s Best’ competition to be held in South Carolina
September 15, 2009
GREENVILLE, S.C. — School bus technicians and inspectors from across the nation will test their skills here Sept. 23-25 during the National Associati...
Tags: NAPT
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 ...

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