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National Express team members raised money through the sale of red noses on Red Nose Day, May 21, to help raise awareness for young people in need.
National Express joins ‘Red Nose Day’ campaign
May 27, 2015
Team members raised money through sales of red noses to help raise awareness for young people in need. Proceeds from the campaign will be distributed to 12 nonprofit organizations.
The Trainer Certification Process covers such topics as behavioral interviewing, learning basics, coaching the adult learner and how to train new operators.
School Bus Safety Co. launches new driver trainer course
May 27, 2015
The Trainer Certification Process covers such topics as behavioral interviewing, learning basics, coaching the adult learner and how to train new operators.
Production is underway for the Micro Bird T-Series, the first school bus on the new Ford Transit cutaway chassis.
1st school bus built on Ford Transit is Micro Bird T-Series
May 26, 2015
The new Transit chassis is lighter than the Ford E-350 and E-450 cutaways, which officials say allows for higher payloads and improved fuel economy in a Type A bus.
District hiring police, raising driver pay to curb school bus fights
May 26, 2015
Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky is hiring police officers to monitor troubled routes, adding video cameras and offering incentive pay to more experienced bus drivers to drive those routes. Incidents on routes for alternative schools rose sharply this year.
Mitchell Mattison of Monticello Central School District took first place in the Type C (conventional) category at the New York State School Bus Safety Competition.
Rain doesn’t put a damper on N.Y. school bus competition
May 26, 2015
More than 100 drivers take part in the New York State School Bus Safety Competition. Winners are named in three categories, along with a Rookie of the Year.
Florida school bus shooting suspect arrested
May 26, 2015
Edgar Robles, the 16-year-old suspect in a school bus shooting last week that injured two students, is in police custody in Georgia. He was arrested during a traffic stop and was treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Thomas Built Buses names VP of operations
May 26, 2015
In his new role with the school bus OEM, Chris Russell will oversee two bus body plants, a chassis plant, a component fabrication plant and related logistics operations.
Oregon district extends First Student contract
May 26, 2015
Molalla River School District continues its partnership with the contractor for the 2015-16 school year with the recent award of a new five-year contract.
Kentucky student dragged by school bus
May 22, 2015
An elementary school student was dragged by her bus when her backpack got stuck in the door as she was deboarding. She was taken to the hospital with severe road rash.
Tags: Kentucky
NCST participants discussed critical industry issues as they updated the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures document.
Security requirements, terminology key issues at 2015 NCST
May 21, 2015
The National Congress on School Transportation converged on Des Moines, Iowa, and held spirited discussions on critical industry topics ranging from security practices to proper job titles to equipment placement.
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Lion Bus and NGV Motori formed an alliance to manufacture an OEM Type C school bus powered by compressed natural gas.
Lion Bus, NGV Motori to offer CNG school bus
May 21, 2015
The companies unveil the compressed natural gas-powered Type C bus at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo.
Oregon school bus driver killed in head-on collision
May 21, 2015
Terilyn Morgan, a bus driver for First Student, was killed when her bus collided with a semi-truck. The one passenger aboard the bus, Gary Randolph, is hospitalized and in critical condition.
The Navistar Proving Grounds includes a 3-mile paved and banked oval for testing the company’s buses and trucks.
School buses make the rounds at Navistar’s new proving grounds
May 21, 2015
IC Bus school buses, as well as Navistar’s commercial trucks and military vehicles, will undergo testing at the company’s 668-acre site in New Carlisle, Indiana.
Student Transportation Inc. expands operations into Oregon
May 20, 2015
The contractor is awarded a new $3 million annual contract — its first in Oregon — to provide transportation services to Lake Oswego School District.
First Student names area GM for Alaska locations
May 20, 2015
In an expanded role, school transportation veteran Bill Noftz will also continue to be responsible for the performance of First Student’s Washington state locations.
Trees planted in memory of school bus crash victims
May 15, 2015
School staff and family members held a ceremony to honor two students and a teacher’s aide who were killed in a school bus accident in Tennessee in December.
Tags: Tennessee
According to Nashville police, three middle school students stole a school bus and drove it for almost an hour.
3 teens charged with stealing school bus
May 15, 2015
According to Nashville police, the middle school students drove the bus for almost an hour and struck a utility pole, damaging the front door.
The suspect, 16, allegedly fired five shots at a school bus in Jacksonville, Florida. He struck two girls who were riding the bus.
Shots fired at Florida school bus
May 15, 2015
The suspect, 16, allegedly fired five shots at the bus and was charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of firing deadly missiles. Two girls were struck and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Eric Jones will lead Onspot’s team of regional managers and will be responsible for sales and marketing efforts.
Onspot names new sales and marketing VP
May 14, 2015
Eric Jones will lead the automatic tire chain supplier’s team of regional managers and will be responsible for sales and marketing efforts.
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Another possible student ‘prank’ targets school buses
May 14, 2015
Suspects deflated tires and removed valve stems from approximately 83 school buses in Arizona. The damage prevented the school district from providing morning bus service.

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