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Texas schools push to change bus evacuation drill law
March 4, 2009
Lawmakers have filed bills to change the state’s school bus evacuation drill requirement after reportedly receiving complaints from school districts.
New Brunswick adopts school transportation policy changes
March 4, 2009
The province has formally adopted as official policy the standards for extracurricular travel and school vehicle maintenance that were introduced in 2008.
STA leases yard for alternative-fuel buses in Southern California
March 3, 2009
WALL, N.J. — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has leased an approximately two-acre industrial yard in North Hollywood, Calif., that will ...
Roadeo draws special-needs transportation talent
March 2, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — Top pupil transporters converged here over the weekend to test their skills in the 12th National Special-Needs Team Safety Roadeo.
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New Jersey school bus driver saves toddler’s life
March 2, 2009
TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Manchester Township School District (MTSD) bus driver Diane Courter performed CPR on a 2-year-old child last month, saving her life.
Q’Straint bolsters sales team
March 2, 2009
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Wheelchair and occupant securement system manufacturer Q’Straint has hired two new sales managers.

James “Bud” Fears wil...

Special-Needs Briefs — 3/2/09
March 2, 2009
Bus driver ensures special-needs students’ safety during tornado
EDMOND, Okla. — School bus driver Cynthia Wiggs was praised last month f...
IC Bus outlines agenda for spring maintenance program
February 27, 2009
IC Bus has released details about the spring session of its IC University training, to be held at the company’s Tulsa, Okla., bus plant the weeks of March 23, April 13 and May 18.
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NAPT recruiting presenters for 2009 conference
February 25, 2009
The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) is accepting workshop and demonstration proposals for its 35th Annual Conference and Trade Show, to be held Oct. 31 through Nov. 5 in Louisville, Ky.
New grid method simplifies mirror adjustment
February 25, 2009
School bus operations are being offered an easier way to check and adjust safety mirrors on buses before departure from the yard.
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SBF calls for Driver Management Survey participants
February 25, 2009
TORRANCE, Calif. — It’s time again for SCHOOL BUS FLEET's annual Driver Management Survey.

Last year’s survey drew 211 respondents and cov...

Harper Power Products to serve as new Thomas Built dealer
February 24, 2009
TORONTO — Harper Power Products Inc. has added Thomas Built Buses units to its product lineup.
Stimulus includes $300 million for clean diesel
February 18, 2009
DENVER — The economic stimulus package signed by President Obama here on Tuesday contains potential funding for reducing school bus emissions and imp...
Florida bill would ban new bus stops from state highways
February 18, 2009
A bill has been introduced by state Rep. Chuck Chestnut to prohibit school bus stops from being located directly on certain state-maintained roads.
Kansas district, Durham partner with police to stop illegal passing
February 18, 2009
MERRIAM, Kan. — Police officers from departments across the Shawnee Mission School District geographic area began riding on school buses earlier this...
New training video targets special-needs transportation
February 17, 2009
Education Compliance Group Inc. has released a new driver training video, The Road to Compliance for Special Needs Drivers, by attorney and consultant Peggy Burns.
California Dept. of Education cancels transportation conferences
February 12, 2009
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As a result of the current fiscal emergency in the state of California, all travel under any circumstances for the Californ...
Bus drop-off accidents claim 2 students
February 11, 2009
Last week, a 10-year-old in Indiana was killed after getting off a school bus in a school parking lot, and police in Virginia released findings from a similar bus drop-off accident that took the life of a 4-year-old last month.
First Student acquires G&G Bus Service
February 11, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has acquired Florida, N.Y.-based G&G Bus Service, a privately-owned company that was established in 1953.

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How'd They Build That? series to release school bus title
February 11, 2009
LOS ANGELES — Marvelous Media will release a DVD giving a behind-the-scenes look at how a school bus is built, from assembly to hitting the road.
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