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EPA Lists School-Bus Replacement Grant Winners

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the names of 76 school districts across the nation that were randomly selected to receive a share of $3 million in federal grants to…
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Kansas Bill Aims to Protect Unemployed Private Bus Drivers

A bill being debated in the Kansas Legislature would amend state law to secure unemployment benefits for privately contracted school bus drivers. It would continue to exempt from benefits those…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 10:01

Web App Simplifies Bus Inspection Reports

State police administrators know all too well the challenges of keeping track of thousands of annual school bus inspections, so recently the Michigan State Police (MSP) created a paperless solution:…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:49

Rosekind Named New NHTSA Administrator

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced last week that Mark Rosekind is the new administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, after a nomination from President Barack Obama…
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Legislature Group Recaps School Bus Stop Arm Video Laws

The National Conference on State Legislatures released a brief that recaps many of the 13 current state laws that authorize the use of video cameras on school buses to identify…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 10:58

Education Secretary Duncan Discusses ESEA 2015

The nation's education chief Arne Duncan announced the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 2015 on the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Baines Johnson's signing of…
  • Last modified on Monday, 12 January 2015 18:05

School Bus Maintenance Expert Weisinger to Retire

Brian Weisinger, the 2009 STN Leadership Award Winner who is widely respected in Texas and nationwide for his school bus knowledge, announced he is retiring this month as director of…
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School Buses (Mostly) Chug Along in 'Alberta Clipper'

Despite temperatures dipping as far as 30 and 40 degrees below zero in the upper Midwest and Great Plains, frigid winds and feet of snow, many school districts from Minnesota…
  • Last modified on Friday, 09 January 2015 12:05

More Than GPS

When Peter Crossan thinks about what location intelligence can do, he envisions a long line of double-parked buses disappearing from a crowded street outside any one of the Boston Public …
  • Last modified on Thursday, 08 January 2015 15:17

2015 NASDPTS Conference Dates Announced

NASDPTS President Leon Langley confirmed the dates for this year’s annual conference in a letter to members today.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 08 January 2015 14:41

Head of Wolfington School Bus Dealership Remembered

Funeral services were held Friday for Richard Wolfington Sr., 75, the CEO of Wolfington Body Company, a dealer for IC Bus and Trans Tech Bus. Wolfington Sr. headed the company…
  • Last modified on Monday, 12 January 2015 15:42

Readers Weigh In on Effect of Lower Fuel Prices

Despite fuel prices taking a dip in December and remaining down through the first full week of January, few expect this to be the new normal. But as of yet,…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 10:42