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Kansas to observe School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day
October 16, 2015
Under a proclamation by the governor, the state will recognize its men and women who transport nearly 230,000 students to and from school.
3 students charged in attack on school bus driver
October 15, 2015
The students are accused of assaulting their school bus driver, 67-year-old Herman Brown, after he asked them to move to the front of the bus.
Adomani will supply A-Z Bus Sales with a drivetrain and components for retrofitting school buses to run on electricity. Pictured is an all-electric bus that Adomani converted for Gilroy (Calif.) Unified School District.
Partnership to repower school buses with electric drivetrains
October 14, 2015
Adomani Inc. and A-Z Bus Sales form an agreement to convert and maintain hybrid and all-electric school bus fleets.
Mobile Climate Control opens new manufacturing facility
October 14, 2015
The $3.5 million investment enables the bus HVAC supplier to manufacture its own micro-channel aluminum heat exchangers — a core component in its products.
Metro Nashville (Tenn.) Public Schools is working to recruit nearly 150 school bus drivers.
District's school bus driver shortage leads to delays
October 14, 2015
A shortage of nearly 150 school bus drivers is expected to impact about a quarter of the bus routes at Metro Nashville (Tenn.) Public Schools.
The Rotary Lift Application Guide was designed to show customers at a glance the lift styles available to service each class of vehicle.
Guide created to help select the right vehicle lift
October 14, 2015
The Rotary Lift Application Guide is designed to show customers at a glance the lift styles available to service each class of vehicle.
According to the NYPD, Officer Christopher Canale saved the driver and aide of this school bus as it was engulfed in flames and smoke after a crash. Photos courtesy NYPD
Off-duty officer rescues 2 in burning school bus
October 13, 2015
According to the NYPD, Officer Christopher Canale saved a driver and aide in a school bus that was engulfed in flames and smoke after a crash. No children were on board.
Boy comes to aid of ailing school bus driver
October 13, 2015
As his driver was having an asthma attack, 9-year-old Jayden Jaramillo sprang into action and radioed the bus company.
The 2016 Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference will be held in Charleston, West Virginia. Pictured is the Kanawha County Courthouse in Charleston.
Southeastern States conference heads to West Virginia
October 13, 2015
The event that brings together pupil transportation professionals from 14 states in the Southeast will be held in Charleston in July 2016.
In a demonstration event, stability control technology helped keep a school bus from sliding out of its intended path while turning on a slippery surface — an epoxy-coated area that was sprayed with water.
Blue Bird, Bendix demonstrate electronic stability control
October 13, 2015
A thrilling test ride on a school bus showed how ESC technology can help the driver maintain control on slippery surfaces and sharp turns.
Pennsylvania association enhances website, social media presence
October 13, 2015
The Pennsylvania School Bus Association’s new website will include content of interest to the school transportation industry and the general public. The association is also now on Facebook and Twitter.
PriorityStart!HD is designed to handle heavier loads, company officials said. The increase to the contact disc, gears and holding nut have strengthened the load capability and reduced the stress from heavier loads.
Battery protection system designed to handle heavier loads
October 13, 2015
PriorityStart!HD is now engineered to handle heavier loads, a 60% increase to 1,600 starting amps and 400 continuous amps, company officials say.
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Hydrotex names new division partner in Mississippi
October 8, 2015
Steve Wyatt will serve pupil transportation and other industries in southern and central Mississippi for Hydrotex, which provides lubrication and fuel-improver solutions.
School bus driver charged after detour into cornfield
October 8, 2015
The bus had pieces of corn stalks hanging from its undercarriage when police located it. The driver had children on board and was allegedly impaired.
Batteries stolen from 30 school buses
October 8, 2015
School bus service was delayed by two hours for three Indiana schools last Thursday morning because thieves stole batteries from the buses overnight.
STI employees wore blue shirts on Oct. 1 to show solidarity against bullying. Shown here are employees at the company's Wells, Maine, location.
STI kicks off annual anti-bullying campaign
October 7, 2015
Employees wore blue shirts on Oct. 1 to show solidarity against bullying, and the contractor will host awareness-raising events throughout the month.
Police: School bus shot at with BB gun
October 6, 2015
Witnesses tell Connecticut state troopers that a black pickup truck was seen in the area of the school bus at the time. No injuries are reported.
School bus driver quits in middle of driving route
October 6, 2015
The Iowa bus driver brought students she had already picked up to school, but didn’t complete her route, possibly due to frustration with constant route changes. Another driver was sent out to pick up the rest of the students.
School bus driver who lost legs in crash dies
October 6, 2015
Cathryn Jostad, the North Dakota bus driver who had to have both legs amputated following a collision with four semis, died last Friday of injuries sustained in the crash.
School transportation veteran Nikki Hughes is now administrative and member services director for the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services.
Nikki Hughes named to NASDPTS administrative post
October 6, 2015
The school transportation veteran joins the state directors association as administrative and member services director.

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