In Grand Junction, Colorado, dozens of school bus drivers and other staff from Student Transportation of America jump into action during a bomb threat at a high school.
The company holds its 6th annual Anti-Bullying Awareness initiative, which runs throughout October, and inducts 15 new members into its Safety Wall of Fame.
The contractor’s “Bully-Free Buses” campaign is led by Blue Shirt Day. Drivers, mechanics, and others wear blue shirts to show solidarity against bullying.
Patrick Gallagher, SafeStop’s director of sales, shares how the company’s app has increased communication between school districts and parents. Gallagher also foresees more data access as a potential solution to bus driver shortage.
Employees of the school bus contractor volunteer to transport Special Olympics athletes for the State Summer Games in Idaho.
In the $3.5 million annual pact with Lackawanna City School District, the contractor will provide transportation services, routing implementation, and 50 new vehicles.
The contractor will operate and maintain Navasota ISD’s new 40-vehicle fleet, which will be leased and owned by the district.
Johnston Community School District’s transportation system, currently owned and operated by the district, will be converted to Student Transportation of America.
A new aspect to the school bus contractor’s celebration of employees this year is the use of the social media hashtag #IAppreciate.
The five-year pact with Morongo Unified School District, located in the Mojave Desert, includes new buses with air conditioning and three-point belts.
The school bus operator wins its second contract in the state: a five-year pact to provide transportation for Tigard-Tualatin School District.
Employees wore blue shirts on Oct. 1 to show solidarity against bullying, and the contractor will host awareness-raising events throughout the month.
Denis Gallagher appears on Fox Business Network's “Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman” on Thursday to discuss the school bus industry and his company's new vision.