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First Student gains Texas contract, honors employees
May 6, 2015
The contractor will provide transportation for the Lewisville Independent School District. Meanwhile, it is honoring its employees’ hard work with celebratory breakfasts and lunches at all its locations.
Jacob Iverson is now corporate general manager, transportation, at Harlow’s School Bus Service.
Harlow’s School Bus Service names new corporate GM
May 6, 2015
Jacob Iverson is appointed to the role after serving as corporate director of operations since last year.
W.C. Cressey & Son was named Thomas Built Buses’ 2014 Dealer of the Year. Pictured from left are Kevin Nichols, Marc Hopkins and Brian Cressey of W.C. Cressey and Caley Edgerly of Thomas Built.
Thomas Built Buses honors top dealers, dealer trainers
May 6, 2015
W.C. Cressey & Son is named the school bus OEM’s 2014 Dealer of the Year. The Dealer Trainer of the Year award goes to Trace Tolby of Auto Safety House.
EPA offers $13.5 million in clean diesel funding
May 5, 2015
A new round of grants in the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program will be awarded for projects to reduce emissions from diesel vehicles.
New legislation would prevent the U.S. secretary of transportation from raising insurance minimums on the school transportation and motorcoach industries. Photo by Katrina Falk
Bill would leave passenger carrier insurance authority with Congress
May 5, 2015
The legislation, which NSTA supports, would prevent the U.S. secretary of transportation from raising insurance minimums on the school transportation and motorcoach industries.
Investment to support Lion Bus’ electric bus commercialization
May 5, 2015
The funds, from private equity firm XPND Capital, will help the manufacturer finalize commercialization of its eLion school bus and invest in its manufacturing activities, company officials said.
Transfinder unveils new routing software program
May 5, 2015
Routefinder Pro v12.0 offers features that enable simultaneous school routing, simplify routing for unassigned students and prevent mistakenly modifying records, company officials say.
Leonard Bus Sales staff members receive the 2014 Dealer of the Year Award from Trans Tech President John Phraner (shown right.) Leonard Bus Sales President Mike Leonard is shown center, holding plaque.
Trans Tech names Dealer of the Year
May 5, 2015
The manufacturer selects Leonard Bus Sales of Deposit, New York, for its 2014 Dealer of the Year Award. The dealer is also celebrating 50 years in the bus distribution business this year.
Special-needs bus driver retires after over 16 years
May 4, 2015
Bill Cook, a bus driver for Rapid City (S.D.) Area Schools, requested routes for special-needs students when he started driving school buses. Staff praised him for making students and their parents comfortable.
Driver accused of slapping autistic student resigns from city council
May 4, 2015
Jeanette Burrage resigned from the Des Moines (Wash.) City Council after being charged with fourth-degree assault. She allegedly slapped a 6-year-old student across the face after he raised his hand as if to strike her.
New York rejects special-needs route bids, awaits employee protections
May 4, 2015
The bids did not include certain protections for experienced bus drivers, so the city delayed the bidding process until a state legislature vote on a law that would reinstate the protections, which were stripped in 2013.
Gardian Angel uses a white flood light mounted on the bus’ front bumper to illuminate the path for students to cross the street.
School bus crossing light allowed in Idaho
May 1, 2015
Idaho becomes the 14th state to allow the Gardian Angel safety lighting system for use on school buses.
Yonkers Transportation Supervisor Anna Sollozzo and local bus company owner William Ahern are accused of stealing about $280,000.
2 charged in school bus service scam
May 1, 2015
A transportation supervisor and a bus company owner are accused of stealing about $280,000 from the city of Yonkers, New York, for school bus services that were never provided.
Maine team wins special-needs competition
May 1, 2015
Taking first in the 18th National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo were school bus driver Lisa Gadway and attendant Greg McGoff.
Bus driver accused of refusing to let students off at stop
May 1, 2015
The Arizona driver allegedly wouldn’t let students leave and drove back to the school. The district says he stopped the bus because the students were being too loud, and at one point a parent tried to pry open the bus door.
Guilford County (N.C.) Schools is testing the Bus Crossing Guard, a mechanical arm with an extra stop sign that extends 6 feet from the side of the bus.
Stop-arm extender aims to block bus passing
April 30, 2015
Guilford County (N.C.) Schools is testing a mechanical arm with an extra stop sign that extends 6 feet from the side of the bus — into the next lane of traffic.
Viral video renews call for stop-arm cameras
April 30, 2015
The image of an SUV nearly hitting children spurred New York school transportation professionals to again call for the cameras. The executive director for the New York Association for Pupil Transportation says he has faced resistance from lawmakers who are opposed to traffic cameras.
A labor union has rehashed this prop from a campaign it ran last year, this time for a ballot measure to raise Michigan's sales tax. School transportation associations have objected to the image.
Smashed school bus returns in Michigan campaign
April 30, 2015
A union has rehashed the prop from a campaign it ran last year, this time for a ballot measure to raise the state's sales tax to generate more money for road repairs and schools. Pupil transportation associations have objected to the image.
First Student retains contracts, adds propane buses
April 30, 2015
The company will replace the fleet of Council Rock School District in Newtown, Pennsylvania, with 150 of the alternative-fuel buses and will continue to provide service to two Missouri school districts.
This image from NTSB’s new report shows the locations of three of the four Seon video cameras that captured data in the Port St. Lucie school bus crash.
NTSB reviews benefits of onboard video systems
April 30, 2015
The agency’s new report highlights the fatal Port St. Lucie school bus crash, in which onboard video captured “valuable data about pre-crash, crash and post-crash events.”

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