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Collins, Reed to Head Senate Transportation Subcommittee

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee announced last week that Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) will serve in leadership roles in the Transportation Housing and Urban Development…
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Transfinder Breaks $10M Revenue Mark in 2014

Student transportation software provider Transfinder reported another record year in 2014 as the company posted $10.335 million in revenue, a 20-percent increase over the year prior and the first earning…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 14:09

Edgerly to Succeed Platt as Thomas Built Buses Leader

Daimler Trucks North America announced that current Thomas Built Buses VP of Operations Caley Edgerly will become the school bus OEM's new president and CEO beginning March 1. Current company…
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One Student Killed, One Critical After Accidents

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating two bus stop accidents that happened the same day, Jan. 29, at around the same time, resulting in the death of one student and…
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Obama Budget Targets Early Childhood Education

A $1.5-billion increase to Head Start programs in President Obama’s FY 2016 budget would extend classroom time to a full school day and school year, which the National Head Start…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 14:43

Collins, Westport Webinar Discusses Pros of CNG

Though fuel prices have dropped, their instability can take a toll on school district budgets. Yet alt-fuel prices are more stable and create longer term cost savings, according to a…
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Donaldson COO Promoted to President and CEO

Donaldson Company, Inc. announced today that its current chief operating officer, Tod Carpenter, will take the reins as president and chief executive officer effective April 1.
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School Bus Safety FAQs

Is school transportation a large enterprise? There are more than 480,000 yellow school buses on U.S. roads and over 70,000 in Canada. The industry spends about $20 billion annually, mostly…
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Florida Bus Driver, Monitor Rescue Toddler Along Route

A quick-acting school bus driver and monitor ensured another tragedy didn't affect the community of Seminole County, Florida this week when the duo came to the aid of an unattended…
  • Last modified on Friday, 30 January 2015 13:20

Survey Shows the Vehicles Permitted for Student Transport

Not surprisingly, in many states — 14 to be exact — the yellow school bus remains the only allowable transportation mode for transporting all students to and from school. But…
  • Last modified on Friday, 30 January 2015 12:22

Federal Legislation Targets School Bus Driver Backgrounds

The Safety for Our Schoolchildren Act introduced earlier this month by Sen. David Vitter would instruct all states and school districts nationwide to obtain FBI background checks on all new…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 29 January 2015 16:41

'Steffi Crosser' Recognized by Districts as Top Product

There are thousands of products and technologies designed to help school district administrators and transportation directors perform their jobs better, whether that means improving safety or increasing efficiency. To aid…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:58

Seat Belt FAQs

We hear it all the time: Why don't school buses have seat belts? Find out the answer to this and other frequently asked questions on school bus occupant safety.
  • Last modified on Saturday, 02 June 2018 22:20

Non-Conforming Vans FAQs

What are the legal standards for vehicles used to transport students? The federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act prohibits the sale to a school or the purchase by a school of…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:57