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Maine bill would bar bicyclists from running stop arms
April 14, 2009
AUGUSTA, Maine — State Sen. John Nutting has introduced a bill that would prohibit bicyclists from passing school buses that are stopped to load or unload students.
Obama nominates transportation agency heads
April 13, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, President Obama nominated Chuck Hurley to serve as administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: FTA, NHTSA
Collins to offer hybrid Type A school buses
April 9, 2009
SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Operators of small school buses will soon have the option of utilizing hybrid technology.

Collins Bus Corp. has entere...

SafeGuard supplies seat belt system for Greyhound
April 8, 2009
WESTFIELD, Ind. — Greyhound’s new motorcoaches will include occupant-restraint technology similar to what is already in use in many school buses.
Funding may go to creating safe routes to bus stops
April 8, 2009
As Congress prepares to take on the reauthorization of the highway bill that includes Safe Routes to School, advocates of the program are calling for more funding and several changes to it.
Kansas Truck Equipment joins Girardin dealership network
April 8, 2009
DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec — Girardin Minibus Inc. announced that Kansas Truck Equipment Co. Inc. has joined its dealership network.
BusRadio to showcase student art
April 7, 2009
BOSTON — BusRadio is soliciting entries in its Second Annual National Youth Art Month Contest.
Lawmakers propose bill to increase use of natural gas
April 7, 2009
On April 1, Rep. Dan Boren (Okla.), Rep. John Larson (Conn.), Rep. John Sullivan (Okla.), and energy executive T. Boone Pickens announced legislation to expand the use of natural gas as an alternative to conventional transportation fuel.
Texas district unveils bio-fuel school bus
April 7, 2009
DALLAS — Last week, Dallas County Schools (DCS) unveiled its “Fryer Flyer,” a school bus with twin fuel systems — one that carries biodiesel and one ...
Tags: biodiesel
EPA awards grant for St. Louis bus retrofit project
April 7, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — EPA Region 7 recently presented a $454,849 grant to Grace Hill Settlement House to fund the St. Louis School Bus Retrofit program...
Georgia school board wants cameras on special-needs buses
April 6, 2009
MARIETTA, Ga. — The Cobb County School District board’s Facilities and Technology Committee recently pushed to have cameras installed on 196 special-...
Conference works to solve special-needs challenges
April 6, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — Wintry wind chill temperatures didn’t affect the velocity or enthusiasm in Indianapolis, where special-needs roadeo contestants and co...
Special-Needs Briefs — 4/6/09
April 6, 2009
Special-needs bus targeted in rock-throwing incident
AKRON, Ohio — Two windows on an Akron Public Schools bus carrying special-needs stud...
Chinese reporters see yellow
April 1, 2009
When reporters from China’s state television network, CCTV, wanted to learn about the U.S. school transportation system, they got in touch with the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), which has its own video program, NAPTV.
West Virginia could make school bus stops drug-free zones
April 1, 2009
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill has been introduced that would establish drug-free zones at school bus stops in the state.
Do you have 'wit' it takes?
April 1, 2009
Now, the school bus industry has its own way to show its funny side: BUStoons.
Tennessee bill on color ads goes to governor
April 1, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A bill that would allow businesses to advertise in color on school buses has been passed by the Tennessee General Assembly.
NCST names new steering committee member
March 26, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — California state pupil transportation director John Green has been appointed to the steering committee of the National Congress on Sch...
Tags: NCST
South Dakota allows school bus endorsement for insulin users
March 26, 2009
On March 5, Gov. Michael Rounds signed into law House Bill 1202, allowing people with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to hold a school bus endorsement on a CDL in the state.
Thomas Built seeks ‘Driver of the Year’
March 26, 2009
To recognize the contributions individual drivers make to children's safety, Thomas Built Buses is sponsoring its annual Children's Choice School Bus Driver of the Year essay contest, now in its fourth consecutive year.

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