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Safety Goes Beyond the Stop

When you send your children to school every day, whether it be for classes or some sort of school event, you normally feel secure in the thought that they are…
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Head Start Center Celebrates School Bus Safety Week

About a few weeks ago, one of our bus drivers, Ruben Meza, brought in an article from our local newspaper. The article was about an emergency evacuation that had to…
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And Now We Can Add "Distracted Flying" to a Frustrating Trend

Just how did a Northwest Airlines flight 188 overfly its Minneapolis destination by 150 miles on Oct. 22? It wasn't fatigue, as first speculated; it was "distracted flying" according to…
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Another Florida Tragedy

It grieves me to tell you that we have lost another child in Florida. Seven-year-old Somer Thompson was last seen on the afternoon of Oct. 19, running ahead and away…
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Motorists Learn Lessons the Hard Way

Across the country last week, thousands of drivers were ticketed for passing stopped school buses and in the process received some rude awakenings on school bus safety.
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The Effect of Charter Schools on Transportation Services

In the November magazine issue of School Transportation News, contributor Lisa J. Hudson talks about how an increase in charter schools nationwide could bring with it challenges for these charters…
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National Express Group: Jumping Onboard the Stagecoach?

School bus personnel at the second largest school bus contractor in North America must be feeling schizophrenic. Since June, nearly every morning they prepare for work, they have had serious…
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IC Bus Wins North Carolina Contract

Several weeks ago, we wrote in this space about the possibility of Blue Bird grabbing the North Carolina yellow school bus contract and shutting out local company Thomas Built Buses.…
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No Shortage of Drivers? Tell That to These Schools

I've heard from transportation directors across the country that one silver lining to the current economy is that it has reversed a trend toward driver shortages, a problem that has…
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A Rare and Unnerving School Bus Stop

Leave it to a school bus driver to take initiative when a child is in danger. Especially one wandering in the road.
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Are Transit Fare Hikes in Response to Economy the Right Move?

As if the economy hasn’t hit school transportation coffers hard enough this year, the news outlets reported last week that 10,000 students in the Seattle, Bellevue, Washington and Lake Mercer…
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