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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.”
Daniel Corriveau previously worked at an Onspot dealer in Quebec for more than 12 years.
Onspot adds regional manager for eastern Canada
April 29, 2015
Daniel Corriveau joins the automatic tire chain supplier’s sales and marketing staff. He previously worked at an Onspot dealer in Quebec.
Illinois School Bus switches to Diga-Talk 2-way radios
April 29, 2015
To date, 191 of the contractor’s school buses are using Diga-Talk, a two-way radio network solely powered by digital technology.
Siphiwe Baleka, who will speak at the NAPT Summit, is the driver health and fitness coach at transportation carrier Prime Inc.
NAPT reveals speakers for 2015 Summit
April 28, 2015
Federal safety officials and inspirational athletes are among the key presenters on tap for the National Association for Pupil Transportation event.
Durham named to ‘top 100’ list, acquires transportation company
April 28, 2015
The contractor made LATINO Magazine’s list of the top 100 companies that provide the most opportunities for Latinos. Meanwhile, Durham has acquired Folmsbee’s Transportation Inc. in New York.
IC Bus names Dealer of the Year
April 28, 2015
Western Canada Bus won the manufacturer’s North American School Bus 2014 Dealer of the Year award. The dealer is being recognized for its performance, industry and community leadership.
Tags: IC Bus
Seon acquires routing software provider
April 27, 2015
The supplier’s purchase of U.S. Computing complements its existing portfolio of video and fleet management products and will solidify its position in the school bus routing market, company officials said.
Growing number of stop-arm violations pleaded down, dismissed
April 27, 2015
Data show the rate of school bus stop-arm violations being pleaded down or dismissed has more than doubled in Iowa since Kadyn’s Law was adopted in 2012 to stiffen penalties for illegal bus passing.
Thomas Built Buses adds dealer in New Mexico
April 27, 2015
Albuquerque Freightliner, which is part of LoneStar Truck Group, will offer all Thomas Built Buses products, including Type A, C and D school buses.
Under new owner Aaron Haid (far left), Klug Bus Service is now Queen City Transportation, offering charter and school bus service under one umbrella.
Ohio bus company changes ownership, name
April 24, 2015
Under new owner Aaron Haid, Cincinnati-based Klug Bus Service becomes Queen City Transportation, offering charter and school bus service under one umbrella.
Westport’s CNG system, currently an option on Collins Type A school buses, will also be available for Allied Specialty Vehicles’ commercial buses and emergency vehicles.
ASV expands natural gas vehicle offerings
April 24, 2015
Westport’s CNG system, currently an option on Collins Type A school buses, will also be available for Allied Specialty Vehicles’ commercial buses and emergency vehicles.
Students splashed by diesel fuel from disabled bus
April 23, 2015
Seven Los Angeles students aboard a school bus on a field trip were sprayed by diesel from a malfunctioning fuel pump after the fuel line sustained damage and ruptured. They were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
EpiPen bill for school bus drivers advances
April 23, 2015
The Pennsylvania House passes the bill, which aims to ensure training and protections for bus drivers who administer epinephrine autoinjectors to students suffering an allergic reaction.
Police crack down on unlicensed ‘school bus’ businesses
April 23, 2015
Police in New Jersey issued nine summonses to drivers who were allegedly using their personal vehicles to transport groups of children to school as a business venture without being licensed to operate their vehicle in a commercial capacity.
Optronics named sole lighting supplier for Collins Bus
April 23, 2015
With the move, the Type A school bus manufacturer consolidates lighting purchases, transitioning from six lighting suppliers to one.
Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in school buses can result in fewer student absences, according to a university study.
Study: School bus emission reductions can cut absences
April 22, 2015
Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in school buses can result in fewer student absences, according to a university study.
Tags: emissions, EPA
STI celebrates ‘Employee Appreciation Week’
April 22, 2015
The school transportation company is honoring its employees with celebratory meals, prize raffles, award ceremonies and a video message from CEO Denis Gallagher.
Bus driver defends actions in confrontation with bicyclist
April 20, 2015
A South Portland (Maine) School Department driver who was summonsed after an argument with a bicyclist in which he briefly trapped his hand in the door when he started to drive away, said the bicyclist got aggressive.

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