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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.
Q’Straint unveils automated wheelchair securement system
October 6, 2008
Q’Straint unveiled the first automatic universal wheelchair securement system for city transport and rail applications at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Annual Meeting and Conference.
Special-Needs Briefs — 10/6/08
October 6, 2008
Special-needs bus converted into clinic
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Madison County Schools is converting a special-needs school bus that would hav...
Four students killed in Indiana school bus crash
October 2, 2008
LOGANSPORT, Ind. — A special-needs school bus collided with two dump trucks on Friday, fatally injuring four elementary school children.
School Bus Watch becomes 'Eyes on the Road'
October 2, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has revealed changes to its security training program for the school bus industry.
New York City DOE seeks input from contractors
October 2, 2008
As it prepares to competitively bid out transportation services, the city Department of Education (DOE) has asked for input from school bus contractors.
ASBC releases school bus stats, fuel calculator
October 2, 2008
As a result of the 480,000 school buses currently in operation in the U.S., more than 2.3 billion gallons of fuel are spared each year, resulting in a net savings of more than $8 billion in fuel costs.
High-profile speakers added to upcoming conferences
October 2, 2008
David Kelly, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will be a key speaker here at this month’s conference of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services.
School bus driver saves choking student
October 2, 2008
NAPLES, Fla. — School bus driver Gail Paxon saved the life of a student on her bus recently by performing the Heimlich maneuver.
Collins brings new Corbeil bus line to Canada
October 2, 2008
SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. is now offering a full line of school bus products to the Canadian market.

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