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Blue Bird to unveil new Type A bus, new technology
November 10, 2014
Along with the new Micro Bird T-Series bus, Blue Bird will debut an electronic stability control system and a new Propane Vision warranty.
IC Bus showcases propane bus at NAPT
November 10, 2014
The manufacturer features its new CE Series school bus with the Power Solutions International 8.8-liter LP propane engine. The bus will be available for order for the 2015-16 school year.
Motivational speaker Steve Gilliland amused the NAPT crowd with anecdotes that illustrate the importance of enjoying life’s journey and feeling passion for your work.
Keynote speaker encourages audience to ‘enjoy the ride’
November 10, 2014
Motivational speaker Steve Gilliland amuses the NAPT crowd with anecdotes that illustrate the importance of enjoying life’s journey and feeling passion for your work.
A live-action event at the NAPT Summit brought in a SWAT team to demonstrate a response to an active shooter on a school bus.
Shooter response training draws captive audience
November 10, 2014
A live-action event at the NAPT Summit brings in a SWAT team to demonstrate a response to an active shooter on a school bus.
Jim Beekman galvanized the Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools transportation department and implemented numerous improvements, which led to increased efficiency, multi-million-dollar savings and high staff morale.
Jim Beekman named SBF’s Administrator of the Year
November 10, 2014
The industry veteran galvanized the Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools transportation department and implemented improvements that led to increased efficiency, multi-million-dollar savings and high staff morale.
Blue Bird presented its 2014 Supplier of the Year award to Bendix Commercial Systems. In 2014, Bendix partnered with Blue Bird to launch a premier air disc brake.
Blue Bird announces 2014 Supplier Awards
November 7, 2014
The company presented its 2014 Supplier of the Year award to Bendix Commercial Systems for teaming with Blue Bird to launch a premier air disc brake. Blue Bird also recognized 10 other suppliers for quality, innovation and service.
Texas district honored for safety, efficiency initiatives
November 7, 2014
Houston Independent School District is recognized by District Administration magazine for its bus tracking, safety and fleet greening programs.
Leadership changes, dealer inventory funding at Navistar
November 7, 2014
A $250 million deal will support IC Bus and International Truck dealer inventory funding. Also, Navistar is restructuring its senior leadership team.
Tags: IC Bus
The NEXBUS Type A bus powered by compressed natural gas will be exhibited at the NAPT trade show next week.
Collins Bus, Westport to display new CNG school bus
November 6, 2014
The NEXBUS Type A bus powered by compressed natural gas will be exhibited at the NAPT trade show next week.
Indiana district superintendent to question free bus mandate in court case
November 6, 2014
Franklin Township Schools’ Flora Reichanadter will question a court of appeals decision that public school buses are a constitutional right, asking how bus fees could be illegal if the state legislature reacted to them by banning them and outlining formal procedures for school districts to cut transportation.
Rick Coffman (left) and Bill Schroyer have joined the field sales and customer support team for bus air-conditioning supplier American Cooling Technology.
American Cooling Technology appoints 2 to sales team
November 6, 2014
The bus air-conditioning supplier names Rick Coffman regional sales engineer for the Southwestern U.S. and Bill Schroyer the Southeast regional sales manager.
Clean Fuels Ohio helped Pike-Delta-York Schools obtain federal funding to buy three propane buses and build a propane fueling station on their property.
Nonprofit helps district add propane buses, save money
November 6, 2014
Clean Fuels Ohio helped Pike-Delta-York Schools obtain funding to buy three propane buses and build a propane fueling station. The district is seeing annual reductions in fuel and operating costs.
Tags: Ohio, propane
Kellie and Bobby Sears, owners of Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair, recently received an official commendation for their 25 years of service.
Ohio school bus service company earns state commendation
November 5, 2014
After 25 years in business, Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair is getting some high-profile accolades, including an official commendation from Ohio state Rep. Rex Damschroder.
Automated vehicle technology, such as Google's self-driving car project, will be explored in the discussion. Shown here is one of Google's self-driving car prototypes.
SBF to head up tech talk at NAPT
November 5, 2014
Editors from the magazine will head up a roundtable discussion about automated and connected vehicle technology with industry experts at the NAPT Summit on Saturday.
Tags: NAPT
Mother arrested for yelling profanities at kids' bus driver
November 5, 2014
Tamara Moore allegedly swore at the Clayton County, Georgia-based driver, threatened her and commented on her weight because the driver missed her kids' stop. Police charged Moore with disorderly conduct and disrupting the operation of a public school.
Virginia school bus drivers stage 'sick out'
November 4, 2014
Nearly 40 Portsmouth Public Schools drivers called in sick on Monday morning to protest for higher pay. School officials say they have been meeting with drivers every month and agreed to give them more money for taking on extra routes.
Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania came in at No. 46 on the Green Fleet Award list. The district runs 61 CNG buses.
2 school districts among winners of Green Fleet Award
November 4, 2014
Houston Independent School District in Texas and Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania are honored for use of alternative fuels and other green initiatives.
Humble ISD transportation and police department employees participated in a simulated hostage takeover with students on board. 
District partners with police for school bus assault training
November 4, 2014
The Harris County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office performed the training last month using Humble Independent School District buses. District transportation employees and police participated in a simulated hostage takeover with students on board a school bus.
School bus crossing light approved in 4th state
November 4, 2014
Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street, gets the OK for use on school buses in Vermont.
Boy on way to bus stop escapes abduction attempt
November 3, 2014
The 8-year-old tells police that a man got out of his car and pointed a gun at him, while a woman told him to get in the car.

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