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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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Algae touted as potential source of fuel
June 5, 2008
SAN DIEGO — A local company said that it can produce crude oil from a process using algae, sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.

Sapphire Ene...

STA wins three New England contracts
June 5, 2008
TORONTO — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has been awarded new contracts with the Danbury and Guilford school districts in Connecticut, ...
Everyday Wireless acquires school software company
June 5, 2008
CONCORD, Mass. — Everyday Wireless has acquired Tizbi Inc., a Raleigh, N.C.-based software company that has developed products for school districts s...
Search begins for next ‘Driver of the Year’
June 4, 2008
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses has called on school bus riders across the nation to nominate their favorite driver for the third annual Childr...
State directors call for clarification of student info access
June 2, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — State pupil transportation directors urged the U.S. Department of Education to clarify that school bus personnel should be giv...
Conference promotes travel instruction for disabled people
June 2, 2008
PITTSBURGH — The Consortium for the Educational Advancement of Travel Instruction (CEATI) will hold its Fall 2008 Conference here Oct. 10-11.

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Minnesota governor signs bill creating Office of Pupil Transportation
May 29, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS — On Friday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed into law an omnibus transportation and transit policy bill that includes measures affecting school ...
FirstGroup America opens new headquarters
May 29, 2008
CINCINNATI — FirstGroup America has opened its new North American headquarters here at the 600 Vine Building.

The company’s school bus cont...

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