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Ontario school buses excel in ‘safety blitz’
April 17, 2008
TORONTO — In a two-week “safety blitz” last month, 94 percent of Ontario’s school buses met or exceeded provincial safety standards.

The On...

California to replace remaining pre-'77 buses
April 17, 2008
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved nearly $200 million from its Lower-Emission School Bus Program to replace ...
EPA awards grant for Virginia school buses
April 17, 2008
PHILADELPHIA — EPA Region 3 has awarded a $143,068 grant to Hampton Roads Clean Cities. The coalition will work with several school districts in Virg...
STA to sell $50 million in private placements
April 16, 2008
TORONTO — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has agreed to sell, on a private placement basis, more than 8 million common shares to two...
First Student New Orleans moves into new facility
April 10, 2008
NEW ORLEANS — The First Student school bus transportation facility here has moved to a permanent location, after having operated out of trailers si...
Truck rams school bus, killing 1
April 10, 2008
RIMBEY, Alberta — A gravel truck slammed into a stopped school bus on a highway Wednesday morning, killing one student and injuring others.

The...

Los Angeles district awarded grant for 40 CNG school buses
April 9, 2008
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) transportation branch received funding from the South Coast Air Quality Management Distri...
Pennsylvania district to power fleet with biodiesel
April 9, 2008
WAYNE, Pa. — The Radnor Township School District will purchase nearly 94,000 gallons of B20 biodiesel to power its 64-vehicle fleet using a $40,000 A...
Florida team wins special-needs roadeo again
April 7, 2008
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A veteran pair of pupil transporters placed first in the 11th National Special-Needs Team Safety Roadeo here on March 8...
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Sure-Lok now processes, ships Canadian orders
April 7, 2008
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Sure-Lok Inc. is now accepting, processing and shipping Canadian distributor orders for its wheelchair and occupant securement syste...
Arizona school bus decals promote substance abuse awareness
April 4, 2008
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — MATForce, the Yavapai County Substance Abuse Coalition, partnered with four area school districts to display signs on school buses ...
Thomas Built develops hybrid bus
April 3, 2008
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses has developed and begun evaluating a prototype of a hybrid Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus.

The prototype is po...

FMCSA extends comment deadline on driver training proposal
April 3, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended the deadline for comments on its Notice of Proposed Rulemakin...
Utah governor approves idling reduction bill
April 3, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Jon Huntsman has signed legislation that requires the Utah Board of Education (BOE) to adopt school bus idling reduction standa...
New York school bus to test license plate reader
April 2, 2008
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In an effort to combat the widespread problem of illegal passing of school buses, a Syracuse City School District bus will be eq...
Nebraska seat belt bill derailed
April 2, 2008
LINCOLN, Neb. — Legislation that would have required seat belts on school buses has been “indefinitely postponed.”

The bill was introduced in Jan...

New York county names School Bus Driver of the Year
March 27, 2008
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Candace Swart has been named Dutchess County’s School Bus Driver of the Year. Selected by the Dutchess County Traffic Safety Boa...
IC lowers price of hybrid school bus
March 27, 2008
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Bus LLC announced a $30,000 to $40,000 price decrease for its hybrid school bus.

The decrease became effective earlier t...

Louisiana district board approves funding resolution
March 26, 2008
COVINGTON, La. — St. Tammany Parish School Board members approved a resolution as a response to increases in school bus maintenance and operational c...
STSA Website relocates
March 25, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Website for the Transportation Security Administration’s School Transportation Security Awareness (STSA) program has moved...

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