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Bus Briefs — 7/3/08
July 3, 2008
Firefighters train on burning school bus
CLAYTON, N.C. — Local firefighters entered a burning school bus as part of a training exercise r...
Britain sees drop in serious injuries to students on buses
July 2, 2008
DERBY, England — Fewer pupils were seriously injured on buses in Great Britain in 2007 than in 2006.

There were 10 serious injuries on buses — ...

STC to acquire Elgie Bus Lines Ltd.
July 2, 2008
TORONTO — Student Transportation of Canada (STC) has entered into an agreement to acquire London, Ontario-based Elgie Bus Lines Ltd.

Elgie will a...

Thomas Built C2 units now available in Kentucky
July 2, 2008
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Officials in 13 Kentucky counties have purchased a total of 58 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses.

“For us, sa...

NSTA releases 2008 maintenance workshop details
July 2, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has partnered with Thomas Built Buses, IC Bus, Blue Bird Corp. and Collins Bu...
North Carolina district reports on SafeGuard FlexSeat pilot program
June 26, 2008
WESTFIELD, Ind. — At the North Carolina Pupil Transportation Association (NCPTA) annual conference, members received a report on the recently conclud...
House resolution includes school transportation among security measures
June 26, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 18, the House of Representatives passed a resolution (1150) urging the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) t...
SBF editor wins Best Feature award
June 25, 2008
TORRANCE, Calif. — On Monday, SCHOOL BUS FLEET parent company Bobit Business Media held its annual awards ceremony honoring achievements in it...
Rhode Island lawmakers call for digital video cameras on school buses
June 25, 2008
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Legislation is making its way through the Rhode Island General Assembly that would authorize school districts statewide to operate...
Estimated 500 New York school buses to be equipped with emissions-control equipment
June 25, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials recently announced that money from a settlement with Roch...
Tags: emissions
Air date rescheduled for show on Thomas Built Buses
June 24, 2008
HIGH POINT, N.C. — John Ratzenberger’s profile of school bus manufacturer Thomas Built Buses will air June 28 at 12:30 p.m. EST on his Made in Ameri...
Lawmakers approve funding for diesel programs
June 19, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 11, the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved the Fiscal Year 2009 funding bill for the EPA that includes a ...
Tags: emissions, EPA
Caterpillar, Navistar to pursue strategic alliance
June 19, 2008
PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International Corp. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue global on-highway truck bu...
Tags: engines
NSTA releases annual convention details
June 18, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has released details about its 2008 International School Bus Driver Safety Co...
First Student wins three new contracts
June 16, 2008
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded three new contracts with school districts in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.

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Massachusetts governor launches school bus retrofit program
June 16, 2008
LYNN, Mass. — Gov. Deval Patrick last week launched “MassCleanDiesel: Clean Air for Kids” — an initiative to install pollution-control equipment on d...
Tags: emissions
Roberts Hawaii helps with home makeover
June 12, 2008
HONOLULU — When the television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition brought together volunteers to build a new home for a local family, Roberts...
Massachusetts bill calls for engine-idling regulations
June 12, 2008
BOSTON — Legislation is making its way through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that would prohibit unnecessary engine idling on or around school gr...
Paster discusses FirstGroup developments
June 11, 2008
CINCINNATI — The past year has brought some significant changes for First Student. Last fall, the company merged with Laidlaw Education Services, wh...
NAPT announces annual conference and trade show details
June 9, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — Details have been released about the 34th Annual NAPT Conference and Trade Show, to be held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Oct. 26-30.

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