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California DOE to offer special-needs transportation conference
January 5, 2009
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Department of Education (DOE) is offering a two-day Transporting Children with Special Needs Conference at severa...
Training session takes on school bus emergencies
December 30, 2008
An Ohio firefighter is offering training that communities may find they need to have but would hope they never need to use: responding to a severe school bus crash.
STA to provide services to Los Angeles district
December 23, 2008
LOS ANGELES — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has been awarded a contract to provide transportation services to Los Angeles Unified Scho...
Safety Rules! contributes to environmental nonprofit agency
December 22, 2008
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — School transportation consulting firm Safety Rules! has become a member of 1% For The Planet, a nonprofit organization with over 7,0...
Blue Bird facility wins safety award
December 22, 2008
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp.’s manufacturing facility here recently completed one year without a lost-time incident.
School bus sales down in 2008
December 17, 2008
Modest increases in Type C and D school bus sales in North America over the past year were overshadowed by a large drop in Type A/B sales, resulting in an overall drop of 4 percent.
School district uses GPS, DVR technology to exonerate bus driver
December 17, 2008
Last fall, the dispatch office at Escambia School District received a call notifying staff that one of their buses had been involved in an accident at a railway crossing.
ASBC reports on benefits of school bus service in 2008
December 17, 2008
WASHINGTON — The American School Bus Council (ASBC) released its findings from an analysis of 2008 and the results of a recent survey.
National Congress seeks proposals for revisions
December 10, 2008
Proposals from the public for revisions and additions to the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures document are being sought for the 15th National Congress on School Transportation.
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Florida transportation department to fill in for Santa Claus
December 10, 2008
Every year, the staff members at Lee County Public Schools’ Transportation West try to help out those less fortunate during the holidays.
Blue Bird facility hosts propane road show
December 10, 2008
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp.’s manufacturing facility here hosted the Georgia Propane Alternative Fuels Statewide Road Show last week.

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Danger zone fatalities hit historic low
December 9, 2008
Five children in the U.S. were killed in school bus loading or unloading accidents in the 2007-08 school year, marking the lowest total on record.

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New Mexico transporters discuss efficiency, management
December 3, 2008
Pupil transportation professionals from across the state gathered here in mid-November to share ideas and stay abreast of issues facing the industry.
NHTSA offers automated recall alerts
December 3, 2008
A new automated alert system from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides users with instant notification of vehicle safety recalls.
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Thomas Built recognizes top dealers for 2008
December 3, 2008
Thomas Built Buses recently recognized Kerlin Bus Sales and Leasing of Silver Lake, Ind., with its 2008 national Dealer of the Year Award.
NAPT offers Coordinator of Professional Development position
December 3, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) has expanded its professional development program for pupil transportation ad...
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Georgia district to offer Spanish classes for transportation staff
December 3, 2008
Clayton County Public Schools’ (CCPS) transportation department will begin offering Spanish classes to its team members in an effort to improve communication with parents and students.
The Dos and Don'ts of Wheelchair Transport Safety
December 1, 2008
By Lawrence W. Schneider and Miriam A. Manary

After the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1976 became law, it was common p...

Los Angeles district contracts alt. fuel buses for special-ed students
December 1, 2008
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education awarded a contract for 140 new alternative fuel buses for the 2009-1...
Special-Needs Briefs — 12/1/08
December 1, 2008
Special-needs student allegedly commandeers school bus
DETROIT — A spokesman for Detroit Public Schools said an 18-year-old special-needs...

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