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Outstanding achievements put in the spotlight
October 27, 2008
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Several pupil transportation professionals were honored Sunday night and Monday morning during the NAPT awards program.
Workshops spotlight dynamic speakers, pressing topics
October 27, 2008
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — In workshops on Monday at the National Association for Pupil Transportation conference, speakers tackled timely, complex topics and attendees actively participated in the discussions.
State directors home in on seat belt issues
October 26, 2008
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — State pupil transportation directors convened here to discuss issues of national concern, such as increasing school bus security and reducing emissions.
Pete Baxter named Administrator of the Year
October 26, 2008
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Industry stalwart Pete Baxter on Sunday night became the 35th recipient of SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s Administrator of the Year award.
NAPT gets moving in Myrtle Beach
October 26, 2008
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) annual gathering kicked off this weekend with a variety of informative workshops and presentations.
STA names president of its Education Foundation
October 23, 2008
Peter J. Pearson has been named president of the Student Transportation of America Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Student Transportation of America (STA).
NTSB official urges focus on distracted driving
October 23, 2008
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker spoke before the International Symposium on Distracted Driving in Arlington, Va., emphasizing the hazards caused by driver distractions.
Thomas Built, Detroit Diesel donate engine to community college
October 23, 2008
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses and Detroit Diesel Corp. recently contributed a new engine to Sheridan (Wyo.) College's Diesel Program. ...
IC Bus introduces A/C system, plans to raise bus prices
October 23, 2008
IC Bus has introduced IC Air, a factory-installed air conditioning system that is engineered to a bus’ specifications.
School bus industry puts spotlight on safety
October 22, 2008
School districts, contractors and state agencies across the U.S. and Canada launched a multitude of campaigns this week to promote safety and recognize the work of school bus drivers.
Giving credit where credit is due
October 16, 2008
From the day NHTSA’s notice of proposed rulemaking was issued, NAPT took a strong and principled stance against it, arguing that sound science and data analysis should rule the day, rather than emotion and political expediency.
New driver training video targets harassment
October 16, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Education Compliance Group Inc. has released a new training video, Putting the Brakes on Harassment: Training for School Bus Drivers, by attorney and consultant Peggy Burns.
NHTSA sets school bus safety standards in new rule
October 16, 2008
NHTSA issued a final rule on school bus safety, raising the minimum height of seat backs, requiring lap-shoulder belts on small buses and setting standards for belts on large buses.
Navistar Defense to develop vehicles for military applications
October 16, 2008
Navistar Defense LLC, an affiliate of Navistar International Corp., will convert commercial vehicles for military applications in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Michigan bus driver retires after 43 years
October 16, 2008
Homer Community Schools bus driver Joan Brodock logged 1 million miles before retiring last month after 43 and a half years on the job.
Michigan completes inspection of school buses statewide
October 16, 2008
Vehicle safety inspectors with the Michigan State Police (MSP) Traffic Safety division have completed their annual, 198-point safety inspection of all public and private school bus fleets statewide.
Blue Bird announces dealer developments
October 9, 2008
Blue Bird announced that its dealer in Quebec, A. Girardin Inc., has acquired Pearson Bus Sales Ltd. in Ontario. Pearson is also a dealer for Blue Bird and for Girardin Minibus in Ontario.
REMINDER: New York City DOE seeks input from contractors
October 9, 2008
As it prepares to competitively bid out transportation services, the city Department of Education (DOE) has asked for input from school bus contractors.
IC Bus to offer motorcoaches
October 9, 2008
IC Bus plans to enter the motorcoach market in 2010, the company announced at the American Public Transportation Association Expo here earlier this week.
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Houston ISD rises to the challenge of Hurricane Ike
October 9, 2008
Hurricane Ike made landfall in Texas on Sept. 13 as a Category 2 hurricane. In Houston, nearly the entire city was without power, and residents suffered significant damage due to winds, downed trees and flooding.

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