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School Bus Drivers Honored for Heroism in Fires

Despite three serious school bus fires occuring in the past two weeks, two in Texas and one in Florida, there was no loss of life thanks to the widely reported…
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Bendix Named 2014 Blue Bird Supplier of the Year

Blue Bird singled out Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems for superior performance and commitment to innovation in awarding the safey and braking systems manufacturer with the Blue Bird Corporation 2014 Supplier…
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FMCSA Seeks Input on Increasing Insurance Coverage

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to obtain comments from the public, liability insurance providers, motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders…
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Student Transportation Legal Expert to Retire

Peggy A. Burns, Esq., the legal go-to in the school bus industry for the past two decades, announced her retirement effective at the end of 2015.
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Safe Routes Programs Spread to Rural Districts

The Region Nine Development Commission in Mankato, Minnesota received a 2014 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for Safe Routes to School Planning…
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School Bus Drivers’ Book Teaches Kids to Stay Safe

The hallmark of many great writers is that they draw from their own experiences. This is true for Lorraine Fletcher, a school bus driver who has published a children’s book,…
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Schools Near Ferguson Prepared for Jury Decision

Communities around Ferguson, Missouri, were on edge while awaiting a grand jury's decision on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting an unarmed black teenage boy in August.…
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NASDPTS Releases RFP for New NCST Host Location

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services is seeking proposals from meeting spaces in the Midwest to submit to host next year's National Congress on Student Transportation,…
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TSA's First Observer Program Returns

The Transportation Security Administration has relaunched the First Observer program after the counter-terrorism training and reporting tool for commercial drivers went on hiatus for the better part of two years.
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NYSBCA Recognizes Industry Excellence

The New York School Bus Contractors Association (NYSBCA) presented awards that celebrated safety and service efforts in the industry at their 60th annual convention held last month.
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Girl Dies After Bus Stop Accident

On Wednesday, the family of Raven June Edwards, 8, announced she passed away two weeks after she was hit by a vehicle at her bus stop in Deatsville. She had…
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NSTA Joins Effort to Extend Business Tax Credits

The National School Transportation Association is supporting tax extenders in the "lame duck" Congress that cover the alternative fuel and bonus depreciation credits that are set to expire by the…
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