For many decades, Thomas Built Buses' bread and butter has been yellow school buses, but the business began as a manufacturer of another utilitarian form of transportation: streetcars.
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How Perley A. Thomas Built a School Bus Dynasty

Past and current leaders of Thomas Built Buses discuss how play-inspiring streetcars, family legacies, and a timely switch to yellow bus manufacturing all figure in to the company’s compelling history.

Here’s a 1958 Thomas conventional model school bus.
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PHOTOS: 100 Years of Thomas Built Buses

As the school bus OEM marks its 100th anniversary this year, this pictorial gives a brief overview of the company’s history, including streetcars, buses, and company leaders.

As an eighth grader, Quinton Higgins escaped from the fiery Carrollton, Kentucky, bus crash that killed 27 people. Now he's a school bus driver.
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Carrollton crash survivor is now a school bus driver

As an eighth grader, Quinton Higgins escaped from the fiery Carrollton, Kentucky, bus crash that killed 27 people. More than 20 years later, he took a surprising career turn: He became a school bus driver.

Don Carnahan, who died suddenly on Friday, was serving his second term as president of NAPT.
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Pupil transportation leader Don Carnahan backed collaboration, technology

Carnahan, who died suddenly on Friday, was serving his second term as president of the National Association for Pupil Transportation. The industry veteran had diverse experience, as a state director of pupil transportation, a director for school bus contractor Laidlaw, and most recently as a vice president for fleet management solutions supplier Zonar.

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