Association Auction Raises Money for Industry's Next Leaders

A watercolor rendition of the 1960s-model school bus that Allan Jones drove during the start of his career was sold at auction during the Washington Pupil Transportation Conference last month, with proceeds going toward continuing education for association members.

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Roundup: The Noxious History of 'School Bus Chrome'

In May, the National Congress on School Transportation celebrated it’s 75th – well, technically 76th – birthday. Many in the industry know of the first national school bus specification meeting in 1939, called by Dr. Frank Cyr of Teacher’s College at Columbia University with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation. An article by io9.com shed some good detail on perhaps the most famous result of that first event.

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EXPO Game Winner Looks Forward to Learning Opportunities

About one in 60 students in Massachusetts are homeless, according to data from the state Department of Education, and Boston has been especially hard hit. Two years ago, Boston schools reported that homeless busing had increased by 50 percent. And the problem extends to the suburbs.

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House Defeats Amendment to Raise Vehicle Insurance Limits

Federal lawmakers defeated an amendment brought by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-TX) to remove a provision from the House transportation appropriations bill that would have allowed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to increase the minimum insurance levels required of commercial fleets.

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NY School Bus Contractor Association Awards Top Drivers

Three school bus drivers have the opportunity to participate in this summer’s International School Bus Driver Safety Competition in Minneapolis after winning their respective divisions at the 44th Annual New York State School Bus Safety Competition last month.

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Proposed Mandate for Crossing Control Arms Falls at NCST

DES MOINES – Delegates to the 16th National Congress of School Transportation efficiently moved through a number of updates to the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures Manual today during their first full day of work, narrowing rejecting a mandate for crossing control arms.

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