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Alabama governor endorses biodiesel grant program
August 20, 2008
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Bob Riley recently urged school districts to apply for a new grant that will assist in covering the cost of switching to B20 ...
IC Bus to host maintenance class in October
August 19, 2008
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Bus will host a new class in October for school district service technicians.

“IC University” will provide attendee...

Connecticut crossing arm exemption rejected
August 14, 2008
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — Older school buses in the state will still be required to have crossing arms, despite legislation passed earlier this year ...
Canadian association sets safety standard for activity buses
August 14, 2008
TORONTO — The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) announced the publication of a standard developed to provide voluntary requirements for activity b...
TSA to provide regional security workshops
August 14, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bill Arrington, general manager of the Highway and Motor Carrier (HMC) division of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA...
Tags: TSA
SafeGuard offers seat belt advocacy kit
August 14, 2008
WESTFIELD, Ind. — Seat belt system provider SafeGuard has released its "SafeGuard 4 Kids" advocate kit in support of parents and other individuals wh...
NAPT prods NHTSA on seat belt testing
August 7, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced recently that it has begun testing new lap-shoulder belt systems ...
Thomas Built renovates 1923 streetcar
August 7, 2008
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Six Thomas Built Buses employees recently began restoring a streetcar manufactured by the company — then named Perley A. Thomas Ca...
SoundOff Signal names new president
August 7, 2008
HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — Mark Litke has been promoted to president of SoundOff Signal.

Litke, who was previously senior vice president of oper...

Tags: lighting
Study targets condition of nation’s roads
August 6, 2008
LOS ANGELES — The Reason Foundation last week released its 17th Annual Report on the Performance of State Highway Systems.

The study, b...

Special-Needs Briefs — 8/4/08
August 4, 2008
Autistic boy exits bus at wrong stop, two-hour search ensues
EDMONDS, Wash. — The family of an 8-year-old autistic boy, police officers a...
Minnesota committee honors special-needs drivers, attendants
August 4, 2008
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota Special Education Transportation Committee, in cooperation with the state Department of Education and the Minnesota ...
Agency offers free diabetes guide for school personnel
August 4, 2008
The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is offering a free copy of its publication “Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for Sch...
New Jersey agency to fund mandatory school bus retrofits
July 31, 2008
TRENTON, N.J. — Under the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Diesel Risk Reduction Program, diesel-powered school buses in the state...
Tags: emissions
NHTSA updates school bus training
July 31, 2008
ATLANTA — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been working on updated training programs for pupil transporters.

The ...

Collins Bus Corp. hires new VP of sales and marketing
July 31, 2008
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — John Doswell has joined Collins Bus Corp. as vice president of sales and marketing.

Doswell will report to Collins Bus Corp....

SBF names Contractor of the Year
July 29, 2008
CALGARY, Alberta — Larry Pierce, president of Pierce Coach Line in Roslyn, N.Y., has been named SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s 2008 Contractor of the Year...
NHTSA targets release of school bus final rule
July 24, 2008
ATLANTA — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to issue a final rule on school bus safety early next year.

The ru...

Texas district wins grant for propane buses
July 24, 2008
SAN ANTONIO — Northside Independent School District on Monday received a $66,341.46 grant from Railroad Commission Chairman Michael L. Williams cover...
Alaskan nature preserve test-runs IC hybrid bus
July 23, 2008
DENALI, Alaska — Denali National Park and Preserve visitors will explore the park in a school bus, perhaps indefinitely. Last week, IC Bus delivered ...

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