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First Student and the National Safety Council’s Safety Dog Bus Tour teaches children safety tips and shows parents safety features on the bus. Children also get to meet Safety Dog, the safety mascot for First Student.
Nationwide tour promotes safe school bus behavior
August 14, 2015
First Student and the National Safety Council’s Safety Dog Bus Tour teaches children safety tips and shows parents safety features on the bus. Children also get to meet Safety Dog, the safety mascot for First Student.
Lincoln Park High is one of 48 schools that have adopted new bell times in a Chicago Public Schools plan to cut transportation costs. Photo by Vernes Seferovic
Chicago’s school bell time changes expected to save $5M
August 13, 2015
Forty-eight schools adopt new bell times as part of a Chicago Public Schools plan to cut transportation costs. The district is facing a $1.1 billion operating deficit.
District saves over $600K with propane school buses
August 13, 2015
Broward County (Fla.) Public Schools cut its annual operating costs by acquiring 98 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses. The district recouped the propane engine upcharge in three months.
Fullington will operate and maintain school bus services for Southern Columbia Area School District under a five-year contract.
Fullington wins new school bus contract in Pennsylvania
August 12, 2015
The company will operate and maintain school bus services for Southern Columbia Area School District under the five-year contract.
Operation Lifesaver and the Federal Highway Administration have awarded over $200,000 in grants for rail crossing safety public education projects. Shown here is a poster from Operation Lifesaver's "See Tracks? Think Train!" campaign.
$204K awarded for rail crossing safety campaigns
August 12, 2015
Operation Lifesaver and the Federal Highway Administration award grants to 13 states for public education projects that target students, school bus drivers, Spanish-speaking populations and the news media.
School bus scam gets former mechanic jail time
August 12, 2015
Anthony Robinson is convicted of a felony for buying unneeded bus parts for Teton County (Wyo.) School District, reselling them and keeping the money. He is ordered to repay $161,000 and serve six months in jail.
Tags: Wyoming
Retired school buses used to haul watermelons
August 11, 2015
Some Delaware farmers buy the buses and convert them to bring the crop from field to market during peak season in the summer. They remove the seats and side windows and sometimes cut off most of the roof to easily load and unload the fruit.
Tags: Delaware
Helen Herbert came to Monticello Central School District in 2014 from First Student, where she served as a safety manager for 11 years.
New York district names new director of transportation
August 11, 2015
After serving as assistant director of transportation at Monticello Central School District for the past year, Helen Herbert is promoted to the director role.
Tags: New York
Feds order Utah bus company to cease operations
August 11, 2015
Deseret Bus Service, which primarily transported children, is halted for repeatedly operating unsafe vehicles and for failing to comply with a federal consent order, FMCSA officials say.
Tennessee district unveils school bus safety enhancements
August 11, 2015
Additional driver training, police riding buses and video systems are among Knox County Schools' new measures, which follow last year's fatal crash in which a school bus driver was texting.
Indiana district buys 3 propane school buses
August 10, 2015
DeKalb County Central United School District replaces 12-year-old diesel buses with new Blue Bird Propane Vision buses.
$250M deal to bolster IC Bus dealer inventory
August 10, 2015
Navistar Financial closes a two-year dealer floor plan transaction to support International Truck and IC Bus dealer inventory funding.
Tags: IC Bus
Teen robbed at school bus stop
August 7, 2015
A gunman ordered a 13-year-old boy to empty his pockets and took his backpack. In response, Indianapolis Public Schools increases patrols around area bus stops and distributes safety tips to parents.
Kansas Highway Patrol conducting school bus inspections
August 6, 2015
Troopers are checking buses statewide until the beginning of the school session to ensure the vehicles comply with safety regulations. They are inspecting the lights, emergency exits, tires, windshield wipers, fire extinguishers, first aid kits and emergency spill kits.
Alabama district will not charge school bus fees
August 6, 2015
Hoover City Schools board rescinds an April 2014 vote that would have created a mandatory fee to ride the school bus. The vote on the proposed fee was contingent upon approval from the U.S. District Court, which never came.
Chowchilla school bus kidnapper paroled after 40 years
August 4, 2015
James Schoenfeld, one of three men convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver, was granted parole and will be released this week.
The National Joint Powers Alliance re-awarded Mohawk Lifts a nationwide five-year contract to supply government agencies with its vehicle lifts. Shown here is a Mohawk parallelogram lift, which is available for purchase under the contract. 
Mohawk wins contract renewal to service government fleets
August 4, 2015
The National Joint Powers Alliance re-awarded Mohawk Lifts a nationwide five-year contract to supply government agencies with its vehicle lifts.
Special-needs student left on school bus for 4 hours
August 3, 2015
A California bus driver brings the other three children aboard the bus to school, drives to the bus yard and parks and leaves with the four-year-old still strapped in his seat.
Lack of A/C on school buses a concern for New York special-needs students
August 3, 2015
Last week’s temperatures in the 90s had summer school administrators and parents concerned for students riding buses without air conditioning for long periods of time, particularly those with special needs.
Pat Freyer, Onspot's president and CEO, will retire on Aug. 15. His career consisted of 13 years with engine manufacturer Cummins and 27 years with Onspot.
Onspot CEO Pat Freyer to retire
August 3, 2015
Freyer’s career consisted of 13 years with engine manufacturer Cummins and 27 years with automatic tire chain system supplier Onspot.
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