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California district gets funding for bus service pilot
March 17, 2015
The town of Tiburon and the city of Belvedere put up a one-year school bus subsidy for Reed Union School District to see if providing cheaper rides will increase ridership and decrease traffic.
TransTraks to develop membership program for California association
March 17, 2015
The new program for the California Association of School Transportation Officials will include an online application process and will be hosted on a cloud service.
Vermont school bus driver honored for safety initiative
March 17, 2015
Hunter Eddy bought wristbands for the students on his route so they would be more visible to motorists. The state’s Department of Public Safety recognized him for the initiative, and the DMV is distributing wristbands to schools.
Tags: Vermont
Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools’ entire bus fleet is now powered by B20 biodiesel.
District runs more than 1,200 school buses on biodiesel
March 16, 2015
Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools’ entire bus fleet is now powered by B20 biodiesel, which has cut diesel use by 560,000 gallons per year.
First Student recently donated a retired bus to the Philadelphia-based Penn Vet Working Dog Center, which trains dogs in explosives detection and locating missing people.
First Student donates bus for search-and-rescue training
March 16, 2015
The retired bus went to the Philadelphia-based Penn Vet Working Dog Center, which trains dogs in explosives detection and locating missing people.
SafeStop releases 2nd-generation bus app for parents
March 16, 2015
The new version of the app, which provides a real-time bus locator and other features, improves the parent interface and experience, according to SafeStop.
2 windows shot on school bus
March 13, 2015
A school bus was damaged by suspected BB gunfire near a Seattle elementary school on Thursday, police say. No one was injured.
Adults allegedly board school bus, refuse to leave
March 12, 2015
Two adults may be arrested after allegedly entering a Belding (Mich.) Area Schools bus, creating a disturbance and refusing to leave as requested by the driver.
Tags: Michigan
The Senate confirmed Christopher Hart to officially take the helm of the National Transportation Safety Board for a two-year term. Photo courtesy NTSB
Christopher Hart confirmed as NTSB chairman
March 12, 2015
With the Senate confirmation, Hart officially takes the helm of the National Transportation Safety Board after serving as acting chair since Deborah Hersman’s departure.
Tags: NAPT, NTSB
LBS South sells IC Bus distribution rights in Florida
March 12, 2015
LBS South accepts a purchase offer from Sun State International Trucks for its IC Bus distribution rights for the state of Florida and certain company assets.
The ebright Smart Control System is comprised of a 7-inch, full color, touch-screen console on the company’s wireless mobile column lifts, and provides intuitive ease of use, company officials said.
Stertil-Koni unveils video on new lift touch-screen console
March 12, 2015
The video showcases the ebright Smart Control System, the full-color touch screen control console on the company's wireless mobile column lifts.
School bus operators across the country are again being called on to tally the number of vehicles that illegally pass their buses in one day.
NASDPTS kicks off national stop-arm violation count
March 11, 2015
School bus operators across the country are again being called on to tally the number of vehicles that illegally pass their buses in one day.
Transfinder hosts free webinar on optimizing fuel savings
March 11, 2015
On March 12 at 1 p.m. EST, school transportation professionals will share how Transfinder helped them leverage technology to create ongoing savings that they reinvested in other important school initiatives.
As vice president of sales for Type A school bus manufacturer Collins, Joe Leggett will lead sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada.
Collins Bus promotes Joe Leggett to VP role
March 11, 2015
As vice president of sales for the Type A school bus manufacturer, Leggett will lead sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada.
Audio monitoring can help deter and resolve verbal conflicts, bullying accusations and general bad behavior. Photo courtesy NHTSA
The case for audio monitoring on school buses
March 10, 2015
Audio monitoring can help deter and resolve verbal conflicts, bullying accusations and general bad behavior. But privacy concerns must be addressed.
School bus drivers accuse superintendent of illegal passing
March 10, 2015
The drivers claim the superintendent of a New York district passed a school bus with its red lights flashing. The superintendent says the lights were flashing yellow at the time.
Platinum Support is a collaborative effort between Thomas Built Buses and its dealers that focuses on improving the customer experience.
Thomas Built launches dealer certification program
March 10, 2015
Platinum Support is a collaborative effort between the school bus OEM and its dealers that focuses on improving the customer experience.
School bus drivers brave icy weather to pick up stranded students, staff
March 10, 2015
Inclement weather in the Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas, area stranded 230 Round Rock ISD students, staff and chaperones. Eight district transportation employees hit the road to bring them home.
Bus driver Max Danner had a significant heart condition, but that did not cause the fatal school bus-freight train collision near Larimore, North Dakota, officials said.Photo courtesy North Dakota Highway Patrol
Autopsy: Bus driver did not suffer medical event in crash with train
March 9, 2015
Although Max Danner had a significant heart condition, that did not cause the fatal school bus-freight train collision near Larimore, North Dakota, officials said.
Jerry Rineer, a longtime school bus supervisor before he retired in December, is now working with students who have mobility issues at Villanova University.
Pupil transportation veteran Jerry Rineer shifts to university job
March 9, 2015
Rineer, a longtime school bus supervisor before he retired in December, is now working with students who have mobility issues at Villanova University.

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