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Categories: Maintenance, Management

District operations in Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida are among the fleets recognized for exemplary performance. One school bus fleet official says of the...
Categories: Management, Safety
Longtime N.Y. contractor Larry Pierce passes

Pierce ran school transportation provider Pierce Coach Line for more than 60 years. He served as president of both the National School Transportation...
Categories: Management, Safety
National Stop-Arm Survey Counts 78K Illegal Passes of School Buses

About 104,000 school bus drivers participated in this year’s one-day count, coordinated by NASDPTS.
Categories: Management, Safety
After 1 Walkout Ends, Quebec Braces for Broader School Bus Strike

Nearly 2,200 school bus drivers from 44 federated unions in Quebec plan to go on strike on May 15. The news comes on the heels of a local walkout in April.
Categories: Management
Update: Suspect identified in school bus fires

Police say it appears that a juvenile suspect was acting alone when two school buses were burned in Newport, North Carolina, on Sunday night.
Categories: Management, Safety
<I>SBF</i> names Riley Williams Contractor of the Year

The veteran school bus operator demonstrated a passion for safely transporting students and for giving back to the community. The award was given posthumously.
Categories: Management, Safety
NTSB to Address Findings From 2 Fatal School Bus Crashes

In related news, former school bus driver Johnthony Walker is sentenced to four years in prison for the 2016 Chattanooga crash.
Categories: Management, Safety
District aims to get parents on board with new bus code of conduct

Danville (Va.) Public Schools’ new conduct policy for its school bus riders seeks to better inform and involve parents. Michael Adkins, director of...
Categories: Management, Safety
For Gallagher, Commitment to Customer Fuels Great Growth

In 17 years, Student Transportation Inc. leader Denis Gallagher has built his company into the third-largest school bus contracting firm in North America....
Categories: Management, Safety
Texas district tests school bus stop-arm extension

Bus Crossing Guard, an extra stop sign that extends 6 feet from the side of the bus, has been installed on 10 buses that transport McKinney ISD students.
Categories: Management, Safety
Operation Safe Stop targets school bus safety in N.Y.

Transportation officials, police officers and other leaders in New York hold events to publicize the dangers of illegally passing stopped school buses.
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety
EPA school bus rebate funding increases to $7M

The rebates are for replacing older school buses or — in a new option for the program this year — installing retrofit technology to reduce emissions.
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Colorado Fleet Leader David Anderson to Retire

Anderson, a 37-year veteran in pupil transportation, has been recognized for his expertise in school bus fleet maintenance and efficiency practices.
Categories: Management, Safety

April Christopher faces a misdemeanor charge for a 2016 crash in which she made a left turn and struck an oncoming vehicle, investigators say.
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
EPA Offers Another $7M in School Bus Rebates

Rebates for purchasing new school buses to replace older models range from $15,000 to $25,000 per bus.
Categories: Management

Although I was never left alone on a school bus, I imagine that to be the approximate degree of anxiety for those unfortunate boys and girls who find...
Categories: Management, Safety

When Tim Cullen was a board member for Janesville (Wis.) School District, he ushered in a policy to require seat belts on new school buses. Now, as a state...
Categories: Management, Safety

With the city's biggest school bus driver union set to go on strike Wednesday, education officials put backup measures in place, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg...
Categories: Management, Safety
Survey Shows Breadth of Back-to-School Prep for School Transportation

New York Association for Pupil Transportation members cite a variety of summer tasks, from recruiting new school bus drivers to finalizing routes.
Categories: Maintenance, Management, Safety
Navistar forms school bus partnership in China

The IC Bus parent will collaborate with truck maker JAC to distribute, design and develop school buses in China. Navistar exec John McKinney says that the...

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