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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...
School transportation staff goes pink
November 25, 2008
School bus drivers and administrators now wear the color pink on the 11th of each month in honor of breast cancer awareness.
Remy Inc. publishes white paper on alternator efficiency
November 25, 2008
Its contents include an examination of where and how power losses can occur within the alternator and quantification of how efficiency plays a role in fuel consumption.
Ridge Road Express Inc. opens new dispatch, classroom facility
November 24, 2008
School bus service provider Ridge Road Express Inc. celebrated its 80th anniversary last month with the opening of its new 4,800-sq. ft. dispatch and classroom facility.
Texas environmental agency awards grant to local school district
November 24, 2008
Judson Independent School District (JISD) has received a $249,304 grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) Clean School Bus Program.
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FTA to clarify school bus terms for transit agencies
November 19, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Tuesday issued a proposal to amend its school bus regulations for transit agencies.
REMINDER: SBF, IC Bus to offer Web seminar
November 19, 2008
TORRANCE, Calif. — A free online session on Thursday will provide bus-specific tips for improving fuel economy.
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Thomas Built Buses names essay contest winner
November 19, 2008
Hundreds of children across the country nominated their favorite school bus driver for the third annual Thomas Built Buses Children’s Choice School Bus Driver of the Year national essay contest.
Forsythe adds contracts in California, wins recognition in Alaska
November 19, 2008
Two California school districts have selected Forsythe Transportation to operate their school bus service.
Central States Bus Sales joins Girardin dealer network
November 19, 2008
Girardin Minibus Inc. has announced that Central States Bus Sales has joined its dealership network.
IC Bus maintenance program deemed a success
November 19, 2008
IC Bus completed its first IC University during the weeks of Oct. 13 and Oct. 20 in Tulsa, Okla. Over 150 school bus technicians from the U.S. and Canada attended the sessions.
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Los Angeles district honors bus drivers for safety, attendance
November 19, 2008
Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) transportation branch celebrated School Bus Safety Awareness Month in October by recognizing 941 of its school bus drivers for safe driving and perfect attendance.

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