The five-year pact with Morongo Unified School District, located in the Mojave Desert, includes new buses with air conditioning and three-point belts.
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.
Thomas Kominsky was the director of industrials investment banking and sector head for transportation and logistics at BMO Capital Markets. He will develop new business strategies and integrate sales programs for STI’s new non-asset group of businesses.
One of the contracts is an initial conversion of 50 buses of a school district's more than 300 school transportation vehicles.
The contractor is awarded a new $3 million annual contract — its first in Oregon — to provide transportation services to Lake Oswego School District.
Partnering with law enforcement, taking advantage of federal security assessments and student tracking are some of the measures contractors are taking to ensure a safer school bus ride.
The school bus contractor has been locking in prices with fuel vendors for fiscal year 2016. Company officials expect more reduction in fuel expenses next year.
The contractor will provide Columbia Public Schools with 212 new school vehicles. The contract marks the company's first operations in the state.
Barbara Basney, a VP at Xerox Corp., brings more than 24 years of corporate managerial experience to the school bus contractor’s board of directors.
Criteria for the safety-based recognition include accident-free service, reliability, knowledge of policies and procedures, community service and exceptional performance.
“Operation: Bully Free Buses” will include events and activities raising awareness of bullying prevention and promoting kindness while continuing to educate Student Transportation Inc. bus drivers and other employees on how to prevent bullying on the school bus. The company is also promoting an anti-bullying photo contest.
The NexBus units, manufactured by Collins Bus Corp. and powered by a liquid propane injection system from CleanFUEL USA, are expected to run 15,000 miles annually. The buses are being delivered to Hempfield School District and East Penn School District.