After NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind states that school bus passengers should have three-point belts, the state directors association says that the statement backs their own position.
The OEM will offer a new compressed natural gas school bus, a new Cummins diesel engine and a new Eaton transmission next year.
Honorees include special-needs transportation expert Kala Henkensiefken and school bus driver Alice Bradley, who was credited with thwarting a potential school shooting.
The association’s 42nd Summit will return to Kansas City, Missouri, which was the site of the 2014 event.
Before a large crowd of pupil transportation officials, Administrator Mark Rosekind revealed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new stance, that “every child on every school bus should have a three-point seat belt.”
Whether it's saving money on fuel or keeping an important event afloat, Pam McDonald knows how to make it happen: partnerships. The longtime pupil transportation leader has helped strengthen the industry by building vital connections with colleagues and suppliers.
The transportation department at Richmond, Virginia-based Henrico County Public Schools serves 75 schools and about 29,000 students. It devised an efficient hub system to accommodate a four-tier bell schedule to transport students to their schools on time.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association presented its 2015 industry safety and service awards at its 61st annual convention, held Oct. 16 – 18, in New York City.
The event that brings together pupil transportation professionals from 14 states in the Southeast will be held in Charleston in July 2016.
After nearly 30 years in the school bus industry, Thede will step down as Indianola Community Schools’ transportation director in September.
Monteferrario, a senior director at First Student and a 25-year industry veteran, begins a two-year term at the helm of the National School Transportation Association.
Harold Girardat, whose company has been transporting students since 1949, is honored for his contributions to the Pennsylvania School Bus Association.
The event drew more than 130 delegates from 10 states to Arlington, Texas, where they held educational sessions in a convention center flanked by roller coasters and sports stadiums.