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‘America’s Best’ named in school bus competition
September 18, 2008
A school bus technician from New Jersey and an inspector from North Carolina last week earned the title of “America’s Best” in their respective fields.
Tags: NAPT
NTSB calls for steps to prevent fatigue accidents
September 18, 2008
Human fatigue was the probable cause of the fatal crash of a tractor-trailer and a motorcoach carrying high school students in Wisconsin in 2005, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined.
New Jersey inspectors ensure school buses are safe for travel
September 18, 2008
Sharon Harrington, chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), recently joined its School Bus Inspection Unit during a scheduled inspection of the Jackson Township Board of Education’s fleet.
Road fatalities fall to historic low
September 11, 2008
The number of people who died on the nation’s roads dropped again last year, reaching historically low levels, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced recently.
Navistar reports third quarter earnings
September 11, 2008
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Bus parent company Navistar International Corp. has reported a net income of $272 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2008.
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PTSI issues PSA on illegal school bus passing
September 11, 2008
The Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI) has completed a public service announcement (PSA) that emphasizes the necessity for motorists to stop when a school bus’ red lights are flashing and its stop sign is extended.
National Safety Council survey to include school buses
September 11, 2008
The National Safety Council (NSC) is seeking participants from the school transportation industry for its new Fleet Benchmarking Survey.
Special-needs student left on bus for second time
September 8, 2008
Ashleigh Jascowski, a special-needs preschooler, was left behind on a school bus after the driver returned to the district’s transportation garage and clocked out, apparently not noticing that the child was still strapped in her seat.
Q'Straint training seminar returns
September 8, 2008
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Q'Straint will host transporters of special-needs students at its facility here for two days of instruction in November.
First Student to complete Child Check-Mate installation
September 4, 2008
In a $9.8 million agreement, First Student announced the installation of safety and security technology from Child Check-Mate Systems of Navan, Ontario, on 40,000 of its school buses.
Bus company launches sleep apnea program for drivers
September 4, 2008
Riteway Bus Service Inc., a family-owned transportation company, partnered with Sleep Apnea Solutions Inc. (SAS) to create a Sleep Apnea Health & Safety Program for employees.
STA awards scholarships to high school graduates
September 4, 2008
Student Transportation of America (STA) recently announced that nine Pennsylvania high school graduates have been named 2008 STA/John Finfrock Scholars by the STA Education Foundation.
Illinois bus drivers aim to end community violence
September 3, 2008
Drivers for Alpha School Bus Company Inc., a subsidiary of Cook-Illinois Corp., are taking a stand against neighborhood violence.
New Brunswick targets activity trip safety
August 28, 2008
In the wake of a fatal accident on a high school basketball trip in January, officials on Tuesday unveiled recommendations to bolster activity trip safety.
First Student to complete Child Check-Mate installation
August 28, 2008
In a $9.8 million agreement, First Student announced the installation of safety and security technology from Child Check-Mate Systems of Navan, Ontario, on 40,000 of its school buses.
Florida driver named Bus Operator of the Year
August 27, 2008
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Missing Children’s Clearinghouse recently named bus driver Billie Jo Kaser the statewide Bus Operator of the Year.
U.K. school transport course covers U.S. practices
August 26, 2008
BIRMINGHAM, England — Aston University launched a new distance-learning course on school transportation that will cover best practices and case studies from the U.S. and other countries.
ASBC to host Web seminar
August 26, 2008
The American School Bus Council (ASBC) will host an informational Web seminar on Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. EST.
NAPT reveals 2010 conference details
August 21, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) announced key details of the 36th edition of its annual conference and trade ...
School bus workers speak out for livable wages
August 21, 2008
HARTFORD, Conn. — Unionized school bus drivers and monitors testified yesterday at a public hearing to ensure that the city’s living wage ordinance i...

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