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Cuts to school bus driver health funding rejected
February 26, 2015
Georgia House leaders reject Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to cut health insurance benefits to part-time school employees, but they increase employer contributions to cover the cost.
Blue Bird debuted on the Nasdaq stock exchange with the ticker symbol “BLBD” after the close of an acquisition by Hennessy.
Blue Bird becomes publicly traded company
February 26, 2015
The school bus manufacturer debuts on the Nasdaq stock exchange with the ticker symbol “BLBD” after the close of an acquisition by Hennessy.
St. Paul Public Schools’ free MySPPS Bus application provides alerts on school buses that are running more than 10 minutes late.
Minnesota district launches late-bus alert app
February 25, 2015
St. Paul Public Schools’ free MySPPS Bus application provides alerts on school buses that are running more than 10 minutes late.
School bus driver visits Peru for charitable work
February 25, 2015
Tiger Melhem of Prince Edward Island, Canada, is bringing about $15,000 worth of donated items to needy kids for Help a Kid Wear Shoes in Peru, a charity he launched in 2007.
Tags: Canada
Police said it appears that a juvenile suspect was acting alone when two school buses were burned in Newport, North Carolina, on Sunday night.
Update: Suspect identified in school bus fires
February 25, 2015
Police say it appears that a juvenile suspect was acting alone when two school buses were burned in Newport, North Carolina, on Sunday night.
Officials say that Dubai’s school transport law and partnerships with international entities have helped bolster pupil transportation.
Dubai sees increases in school bus ridership, safety
February 24, 2015
Officials say that Dubai’s school transport law and partnerships with international entities, including NAPT, have helped bolster the Emirate’s pupil transportation system.
Tucson Unified School District took 11 buses out of operation because they are similar to one that caught fire earlier this month. The buses were bought from the same manufacturer at the same time.
Arizona district pulls 11 buses after one catches fire
February 24, 2015
Tucson Unified School District took the buses out of operation because they are similar to the one that caught fire. The buses were bought from the same manufacturer at the same time.
Responders in Newport, North Carolina, found one bus with its front end engulfed in flames and another with a smaller interior fire. Photo courtesy Newport Police Department
2 school buses burn in suspected arson
February 23, 2015
The buses, parked in a school lot in Newport, North Carolina, were set on fire on Sunday night. Police say that “suspicious items” were found on the buses.
The IC Bus CE Series bus with a Power Solutions International 8.8-liter propane engine is now available for order.
IC Bus propane school bus ready for order
February 23, 2015
The CE Series bus with a Power Solutions International 8.8-liter propane engine, unveiled at the NAPT trade show in November, is now available for order.
Bees swarm school bus, trap students inside
February 19, 2015
About 20 students in Arizona were confined to their bus by bees that had gathered outside near the door. Firefighters sprayed a foam solution to get rid of the bees.
Tags: Arizona
Florida state school bus driver competition to return
February 19, 2015
Hillsborough County Public Schools will host the event on Feb. 28. It has been several years since a state school bus driver competition has been held in Florida.
First Student bus driver Linda Bowar organized a coat drive for needy students in Rochester, Minnesota. The program brought coats, hats, scarves and gloves to more than 200 children.
First Student gives children access to winter coats, free skating program
February 19, 2015
A driver in Minnesota organizes a coat drive for needy students. Meanwhile, the contractor provides students in Cincinnati with transportation to a free after-school ice skating program.
Atlanta school buses to be equipped with stop-arm cameras
February 18, 2015
The stop-arm cameras will be placed on Atlanta Public Schools buses to help city police confirm video of offenses and issue citations.
Family of girl fatally struck after exiting bus seeks $30M
February 18, 2015
The parents of Makayla Marie Strahle, an 11-year-old girl who was killed by a truck passing her school bus in Wyoming in 2011, file a wrongful death lawsuit against the school district.
Bryson Sales and Service of Washington won the title of 2014 Blue Bird Dealer of the Year. Shown left to right are Jesse Bryson, Greg Bryson and Brandon Bryson.
Blue Bird honors dealers for sales, service
February 17, 2015
The manufacturer recognized the 35 recipients of the 2014 Dealer Award for their exceptional sales and service performance at its dealer meeting. Bryson Sales and Service of Washington took top honors as the 2014 Blue Bird Dealer of the Year.
Video shows school bus driver walking off job
February 17, 2015
Surveillance footage shows a bus driver for Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District in Texas yelling at students, pulling the bus over, deboarding and waiting for a backup driver to arrive. She resigned the day after the incident.
NTSB: Transportation fatalities dropped 3% in 2013
February 17, 2015
Fatalities in all modes of transportation totaled 34,678 in 2013, down from 35,796 in 2012, according to preliminary figures from the National Transportation Safety Board.
School bus crossing light allowed in 4 more states
February 14, 2015
The Gardian Angel safety lighting system is now allowed for use on school buses in Wisconsin, Missouri, Texas and Alaska.
NHTSA has long declined to mandate seat belts on large school buses, but now the agency is convening a panel to examine the issue. Photo courtesy NHTSA
NHTSA panel to revisit school bus seat belt issue
February 13, 2015
The federal agency will convene a group to examine the long-debated topic of seat belts on school buses. A NHTSA spokesman tells SBF that plans for the panel are just getting underway.
SafeStop brings bus, student tracking app to California
February 12, 2015
SafeStop debuted its school bus and student tracking app, SafeStop, with parents of students at Campbell Hall, a school located in North Hollywood. The app is also available in New York, Florida and South Carolina.

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