Check out these cover shots from past issues of School Bus Fleet magazine and its predecessors. The first edition of this two-part photo gallery showcases covers from 1956 to 1980.
More than 1,100 bus drivers and attendants at Houston Independent School District took part in a back-to-school training program called “Safety Expo.” Hands-on activities included evacuating a school bus on fire (as simulated by a smoke machine).
Here are some vintage photos of Santa Monica Unified School District's (now Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District) school bus fleet and transportation staff, sent to SCHOOL BUS FLEET from Neal Abramson, director of transportation. He told SBF he was moving some files in his office when he came across the photos. We get glimpses of the district's fleet, transportation staff, and a safety training from as early as 1951, as well as some infamous Southern California highway traffic in 1971, showing some things never change.
As summer winds down, in this seasonal gallery, we share interesting and unusual school bus-related photos submitted to us this spring and summer by pupil transporters throughout the country.
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Activities styled on the television reality show “The Amazing Race” and a mock court trial got school bus drivers for J.O. Combs Unified School District #44 in San Tan Valley, Arizona, thinking about safety. Director of Transportation Shannon Weber shared their experiences in this story. See some more shots of their scenario-based exercises here.
Take a spin through Collins Bus Corp.’s South Hutchinson, Kansas, facility to get a glimpse of how the company's Type A school buses are built and tested.
Feast your eyes on the top entries in the 10th edition of School Bus Fleet's Photo Contest. Readers submitted 117 shots, which were judged by SBF's editors.
White Salmon Valley School District’s old transportation center was a Quonset hut with a gravel lot. The new facility includes such features as covered bus parking, a wash bay and a training/break room. See shots of both facilities here.
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recently conducted first responder training at the fire department in Papillion, Neb., just a few miles from the location where more than 400 propane autogas school buses are housed. Photos and information provided by PERC.
From cats and dogs to turkeys, a goat, a pig, a katydid and more, folks in this industry have photographed a variety of creatures in and around school buses. Here's a collection of interesting and amusing shots from operations around the country.
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