Q&A: U.S. Department of Education’s Kevin Jennings on School Bus Bullying

KevinJenningsAbout a month after he appeared at the NAPT Summit in Portland, Ore., to discuss the problem of school bus bullying, School Transportation News caught up with Kevin Jennings, the assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools to discuss school bus driver-specfic training necessary to combat the problem.

The Yellow Footprint

yellowFootprintAccording to the American School Bus Council, riding a school bus takes, on average, about 36 passenger cars and trucks off of the road. But how does that translate into reducing the overall carbon footprint?

IMMI Engineers Take Possession of Excellence Award

An engineering team that developed the Premier seat for motorcoaches that offers school bus compartmentalization and three-point, lap/shoulder restraints along with ride comfort were awarded with the 2009 SAE Henry Ford II Distinguished Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering at the SAE 2010 World Congress last month.

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It's All in the Family at the Growing Petermann Bus

petesettelqaSchool bus contractor Petermann Bus Ltd. has staked its claim to treating people the right way, one reason why the family-owned company has not only longevity in the industry but has expanded its operations into nine states over the past couple of years.