In the new position, Joseph Doyle will manage training programs for New York Bus Sales customers, technicians and sales staff. He will also work with industry associations statewide on training activities.
The Saratoga County (N.Y.) Board of Supervisors honored the company for the milestone, its leadership in the school bus industry and its economic contributions to the county.
Anna Sollozzo, who worked for the Yonkers (N.Y.) Board of Education, pleaded guilty to second degree grand larceny and third degree criminal tax fraud charges for her role in billing the board for non-existent bus service for nearly two years.
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation’s Dec. 16 survey found that 912 school bus drivers reported a total of 592 passing incidents, making the total estimated rate 32,456 illegal passes statewide, up from 30,735 passing incidents recorded in the Nov. 18 survey.
Los Angeles Unified School District receives a threat it deems credible to several unspecified schools. School buses have been recalled to bus yards due to the school closures.
Phillip James Nice started driving school buses in New York in 1949 and did not stop until two days before his death on Nov. 21 at age 84. He had driven 1 million miles transporting several generations of students.
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation’s Nov. 18 survey found that 1,020 bus drivers reported a total of 627 illegal passing incidents. When applied to over 50,000 school buses statewide, the total estimated illegal passing rate is 30,735 for that day.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association elects Michael Martucci as its new president. Martucci is the owner and founding partner of Quality Bus Service, which he started after graduating from college.
An investigation by New York State Police and school district officials leads to the bus driver being charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
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.
Will students wear the seat belts or use them as weapons? Does the added cost lead to cuts in school bus service? And what about the impact on emergency evacuations? Transportation directors with years of three-point belt use on their buses share their insights.
The New York driver, who passed a school bus with its lights flashing and ran into a 6-year-old girl, was issued a ticket for passing a school bus illegally. The girl was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and was released.
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation’s “Safe Stop Survey” will have school bus drivers in a sample group of districts count the number of times their buses are passed on a designated day and will release the results each month.