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Thomas Built Buses Announces Passing of John Willard Thomas

John Willard Thomas, a grandson of Thomas Built Buses founder Perley A. Thomas and a former lead engineer, president, CEO and chairman for the school bus manufacturer, passed away Oct. 26…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 02 November 2017 15:39

Nor'easter Storm Closes Maine Schools, Strands Students

Maine’s school bus purchase program offering subsidies opened as the calendar flipped to November, but some school buses already on the road were still unable to reach students following a…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 15:42

New York City Terror Suspect Crashed into School Bus

The truck driver who killed eight and injured 11 on a lower Manhattan bike path also crashed into a school bus and critically injured a special education student and the…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 11:47

Q’Straint Shares How to Secure Any Wheelchair on School Bus

A webinar from wheelchair restraint manufacturer Q’straint near the beginning of the school year shared ways student transporters can ensure the safety of wheelchair-bound school bus riders.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:31

ADOMANI, Blue Bird Ink Exclusive Electric School Bus Deal

Electric drivetrain provider ADOMANI, Inc. and manufacturer Blue Bird announced a three-year supply agreement for zero-emissions, Type-C conventional and Type-D, transit-style school buses.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 09:14

NASDPTS Release App for Upcoming Annual Conference

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services is offering a mobile app to attendees of its Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, Nov 4-8.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:16

Webinar Presents a New Lease on School Bus Replacement

Leasing is a key ingredient in a formula for satisfying the fiscal appetites of school districts struggling to keep their fleets current in a time of continuing financial hardship, according…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 15:47

Durham School Services Demos Operations for Iowa Mayor

School bus contractor Durham School Services welcomed Mayor Tom X. Lazio of Ottumwa, Iowa into its local operations as he saw the inner workings of how the company transports over…
  • Last modified on Friday, 20 October 2017 18:23

$40 Million Lawsuit Filed Over ‘Dangerous’ School Bus Stop

Two horrific accidents that took place at a “dangerous” school bus stop were caused by neglect of industry best practices, the plaintiff's attorneys argue in a recently-filed lawsuit.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:06

N.Y. Attorney General Targets School Buses Running Red Lights

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he aims to close a loophole in state law that doesn’t require school bus contractors to report their drivers’ red-light infractions to the…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 15:48