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First Student wins six new contracts
June 1, 2009
CINCINNATI — First Student Inc. has been awarded six new contracts to provide student transportation for the following school districts:

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  • Special-Needs Briefs — 6/1/09
    June 1, 2009
    Special-needs bus flips over during three-car crash
    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A Pleasant Valley School District special-needs bus flipped on its...
    Project to cut bus emissions back on track
    May 27, 2009
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A program to replace or retrofit old school buses has resumed after being halted in December due to California’s budget crisis.<>
    Tags: emissions
    Texas district names school bus driver of the year
    May 27, 2009
    Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) school bus driver Yolanda Sanchez was honored May 21 at the district’s Board of Trustees meeting as the 2009 PCAT Texas School Bus Driver of the Year.
    Details released on 2010 Canadian pupil transportation event
    May 27, 2009
    OTTAWA, Ontario — The 2010 Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference and Trade Show will be held here May 16-19. The conference theme is “Cross Countr...
    U.K. bill seeks to bolster school bus safety
    May 20, 2009
    LONDON — Passing a stopped school bus would be outlawed, and school buses would have to be “brightly and distinctly coloured” under a bill introduced...
    Riding a school bus leaves a lasting impression
    May 20, 2009
    The results of a survey conducted for First Student Inc. reveal that 42 percent of women and 35 percent of men who rode a bus to school remember the name of one of their school bus drivers.
    REMINDER: SBF photo contest deadline approaches
    May 20, 2009
    Calling all shutterbugs: It’s time for SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s Fifth Annual Photo Contest!
    NSTA pools applicants for $9.5 million in EPA grants
    May 20, 2009
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has submitted applications on behalf of 13 of its member companies for EPA gr...
    Tags: EPA, NSTA
    Blue Bird honored by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute
    May 18, 2009
    FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. was recently presented with the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute's “Oxygen Award” during the National Alternativ...
    IC Bus invites public to vote on America’s Greenest School
    May 13, 2009
    WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Ten finalists have been selected in IC Bus’ contest searching for "America’s Greenest School," and the company is inviting the pu...
    Tags: IC Bus
    Search for NHTSA chief goes back to the drawing board
    May 13, 2009
    President Obama’s pick for administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has withdrawn from consideration.
    Tags: NHTSA
    New York honors pupil transportation employees
    May 11, 2009
    ALBANY, N.Y. — This week marks School Transportation Personnel Appreciation Week in New York state.

    The New York Association for Pupil Transpo...

    Leonard Bus Sales to launch new service center
    May 11, 2009
    ROME, N.Y. — Leonard Bus Sales Inc. (LBS) will celebrate the opening of a new bus service facility in the Griffiss Business and Technology Park here ...
    More than 50 tune in to Burns Web seminar
    May 11, 2009
    Peggy Burns presented a Web seminar on anticipating and preparing for legal issues in school transportation management during tough economic times.
    Texas to send 2 to America’s Best
    May 8, 2009
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — On May 2, the Texas Association of School Bus Technicians (TASBT) held its second annual competition for technicians at Northsid...
    Cummins to hold diesel exhaust fluid Web seminar
    May 8, 2009
    Cummins Filtration is presenting a Web seminar on diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and its role in 2010 SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) engines.


    Tags: EPA
    Minnesota increases biodiesel content mandate
    May 6, 2009
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota now requires that diesel fuel contain a 5-percent blend (B5) of homegrown biodiesel. The biodiesel content mandate increa...
    Tags: biodiesel
    Cook-lllinois subsidiary celebrates 50 years
    May 6, 2009
    CRESTWOOD, Ill. — Cook-Illinois Corp.’s oldest subsidiary, Illinois School Bus, is celebrating 50 years in business today.

    The company employs...

    Tags: history
    Large school districts commit to belts on buses
    May 6, 2009
    SafeGuard reports that it has sold “thousands” of its FlexSeat for school buses in the first year and a half of production, and large school districts in particular have been early adopters of the lap-shoulder belt equipped seat.

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