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On the first day of school, Palm Beach County (Fla.) delivered about 60% of its students on time. Now, that figure is up to about 85%, but the superintendent vowed to do better.
Attorney to investigate district's transportation debacle
September 4, 2015
As Palm Beach County (Fla.) finishes overhauling its routes and gets more students to school on time, a third-party investigation will look at what went wrong and will "hold people accountable," the superintendent says.
A grant will help Fort Worth ISD buy 16 propane buses. Pictured is a propane bus being refueled at another Texas district. Photo courtesy Texas Railroad Commission
Texas district gets $600K grant for propane school buses
September 4, 2015
The funds will offset the incremental costs for 16 propane buses for Fort Worth Independent School District.
Police recently arrested a man for allegedly breaking into several school buses and stealing seat covers.
Man accused of breaking into school buses, stealing seat covers
September 3, 2015
Pennsylvania police find a man on school property after hours with several seat covers inside his car, allegedly stolen from two school buses. He is arrested and faces several charges.
ABC Student Transportation will start transporting Detroit Public Schools students on 35 Blue Bird Vision propane buses this school year. To fuel the buses, ABC installed a station with a 12,000-gallon propane tank, shown here, near its facility.
Michigan school bus company adds 35 propane buses to fleet
September 3, 2015
ABC Student Transportation will transport some Detroit students on Blue Bird Vision Propane buses beginning this school year. This is reportedly the largest fleet of propane school buses in the state.
A repair kit from Strictly Diesel can address dipstick adapter leaks on International T444E engines, according to the company.
Dipstick adapter repair kit offered for T444E engines
September 3, 2015
The repair kit from Strictly Diesel can address dipstick adapter leaks on International T444E engines, according to the company.
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Erika Davis, a driver for Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, uses the newly installed GPS transmitter on her bus.
Texas district’s school buses get GPS, ID readers
September 3, 2015
At Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, school buses are being equipped with ID card readers to record the time and location of students’ boarding and departure.
Lion Bus has introduced a wheelchair-accessible version of its Lion 360. Here, Bobby Sears of Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair demonstrates the lift on a unit purchased by Huber Heights City Schools.
More Ohio districts order Lion school buses
September 2, 2015
The Marion and Fremont districts each receive two Lion buses, both utilizing the 42-inch seat option. Meanwhile, Huber Heights orders the first wheelchair-accessible Lion unit.
Blue Bird CEO Phil Horlock and other company executives were on hand to ring Nasdaq’s opening bell on Wednesday.
Blue Bird execs ring Nasdaq opening bell
September 2, 2015
Phil Horlock, president and CEO of the school bus OEM, and other company executives take part in the stock market’s opening ceremony.
West Virginia district sees 2 school bus passing incidents
September 1, 2015
The incidents were caught by Kanawha County Schools on video last week. In one, the motorist hit the extended stop arm, and in the other, the motorist nearly struck pedestrians.
REI now offers various data plans with the purchase of its cellular Wi-Fi router, which distributes bandwidth for up to 65 school bus passengers.
REI offers Wi-Fi solution for school buses
August 31, 2015
The company now offers various data plans with the purchase of its cellular Wi-Fi router, which distributes bandwidth for up to 65 school bus passengers.
School bus driver accused of pushing student down stairs
August 31, 2015
A North Carolina bus driver allegedly grabs an 8-year-old boy and throws him down the bus’ stairs after he asks him to do a head count and the boy says no. The driver is charged with assault on a child under age 12 and is suspended with pay.
Connecticut school bus operator Louis DeVivo passes
August 31, 2015
DeVivo was the owner and CEO of DATTCO, which is the ninth-largest school bus contractor in the nation and is a dealer for IC Bus and Collins.
The first four production units of Collins’ compressed natural gas NEXBUS went to Pennsylvania’s Lower Merion School District.
Collins makes 1st delivery of its CNG Type A school bus
August 28, 2015
The first four production units of the compressed natural gas NEXBUS go to Pennsylvania’s Lower Merion School District.
Durham sales team raises over $14K for Special Olympics
August 28, 2015
The contractor was recognized as the top corporate sales team for the Special Olympics Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby for the seventh year, having sold 3,312 ducks and raised $14,094 to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
These three photos show school bus drivers and aides at Greenville County Schools who didn’t miss a day in the entire 2014-15 school year.
46 bus drivers, aides honored for perfect attendance
August 28, 2015
Greenville (S.C.) County Schools recognizes dozens of drivers and aides who didn’t miss a day in the entire 2014-15 school year.
Patty Riviello, vice president of human resources at The Trans Group, accepts the Thomas Built Buses Continuing Education Award from Ken Hedgecock, vice president of sales, marketing and service at Thomas Built Buses, at NSTA's annual meeting in Minneapolis. 
School bus contractor VP receives Thomas Built education award
August 27, 2015
Patty Riviello, The Trans Group’s vice president of human resources, wins the Thomas Built Buses Continuing Education Award. The $2,500 grant is presented annually to an employee of a contractor.
Palm Beach County is implementing new school bus routes and making other changes in an effort to resolve problems with transportation service.
Florida district works to fix transportation issues
August 27, 2015
Problems with routes and late buses hamper Palm Beach County as the school year begins, but district officials say that progress is being made in resolving the issues.
Deva Dalporto's video spoof urges parents and drivers to be attentive in school zones and around school buses as students return to school.
Mom blogger’s video parody addresses school bus safety
August 27, 2015
Deva Dalporto partners with American Traffic Solutions on a back-to-school video titled "Bus, Don’t Move.” The spoof spotlights the need for parents and drivers to be careful in school zones and around school buses.
2 Rhode Island school districts launch SafeStop app
August 26, 2015
The Barrington and East Providence districts will begin using the mobile app, which gives parents updates on their child's school bus.
New York Bus Sales hires on-road service technician
August 26, 2015
In his new role with the Blue Bird dealer, Bob Gilkinson will address service issues at customers’ locations in eight counties in western New York.

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