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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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Let’s Go for a Walk

Wednesday marked National Walk to School Day, an initiative promoted by the National Center for Safe Routes to School. More than 3,000 schools in all 50 states and the District…
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Parental Involvement: Wouldn't it Be Nice?

The National PTO wrote about parent involvement in their child's education on its blog yesterday. In doing so, it recognized Minnesota, one of the few states that celebrates the role…
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North Carolina: Out with Thomas and in with Blue Bird?

Though a final decision is pending, North Carolina appears to be set to award its 2010 bus bid to Blue Bird, marking an about face from a historic alliance with…
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