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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.
Teen killed as truck slams into bus
September 25, 2008
CITRA, Fla. — The fiery collision of a tractor-trailer and a school bus on Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a 13-year-old student and injured several others.
Daimler, Kennedy Center form education program
September 25, 2008
Daimler Financial Services Americas LLC and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts have partnered to offer the “On Location: Spotlight on Your Community” education program.
STA reports earnings for fiscal year 2008
September 25, 2008
TORONTO — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has reported its financial results for fiscal year 2008, which ended June 30.
National Safety Council honors FirstGroup America
September 25, 2008
FirstGroup America has been selected to receive the 2009 Green Cross for Safety Medal from the National Safety Council (NSC) in recognition of its commitment to safety and customer service.
Texas PTA, environmental commission support clean school buses
September 25, 2008
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Texas Parent Teacher Association (PTA) have partnered to distribute funding for school bus retrofit projects.
Tags: emissions
FTA issues final policy statement on tripper service
September 18, 2008
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a final policy statement on school bus operations regulations, clarifying its policy on “tripper service” in light of recent cases involving federally funded transit agencies transporting students to school.
‘America’s Best’ named in school bus competition
September 18, 2008
A school bus technician from New Jersey and an inspector from North Carolina last week earned the title of “America’s Best” in their respective fields.
Tags: NAPT
NTSB calls for steps to prevent fatigue accidents
September 18, 2008
Human fatigue was the probable cause of the fatal crash of a tractor-trailer and a motorcoach carrying high school students in Wisconsin in 2005, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined.
New Jersey inspectors ensure school buses are safe for travel
September 18, 2008
Sharon Harrington, chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), recently joined its School Bus Inspection Unit during a scheduled inspection of the Jackson Township Board of Education’s fleet.
Road fatalities fall to historic low
September 11, 2008
The number of people who died on the nation’s roads dropped again last year, reaching historically low levels, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced recently.
Navistar reports third quarter earnings
September 11, 2008
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Bus parent company Navistar International Corp. has reported a net income of $272 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2008.
Tags: IC Bus

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