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School Bus Contractor STI Posts 6-Percent Growth for FY2017

School bus contractor Student Transportation Inc. said it overcame driver shortage and severe weather throughout the year to grow gross profits by over 6 percent and expanded Adjusted EBITDA during…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:25

Small Texas District Lends Hand to Students Displaced By Harvey

A number of school districts across Texas responded during and after Hurricane Harvey by providing aid to displaced residents, none more so than Gregory-Portland ISD outside of Corpus Christi.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:40

Bond Reduced for School Bus Driver in Chattanooga Crash Case

A Hamilton County, Tennessee, judge approved a bond reduction for Johnthony Walker after reviewing statements and evidence submitted on behalf of the former school bus driver accused of vehiclular homicide in…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:04

Interest in Wireless Data Technology Soars

Whether school districts and transportation contractors are on their first, second or even third-generation wireless system, demand for data from the school bus is likely to continue growing exponentially as…
  • Last modified on Monday, 18 September 2017 16:25

Western Wildfires Put Damper on School Startup

A particularly harsh wildfire season this year has forced the postponement or closing of schools in the western U.S., with Washington, Oregon and Montana being heavily affected.
  • Last modified on Friday, 15 September 2017 16:41

District, Contractor Sued Over Alleged Rape on School Bus

The family of a teenager with special needs who was allegedly raped on a school bus by another student last year is suing the Riverside Unified School District and its school…
  • Last modified on Monday, 09 April 2018 11:05

New School Bus Fuel Calculator Provides Real Operating Costs

School Transportation News collaborated with ACT Research to provide readers with an online tool that calculates real-world fuel, overall operating and ownership costs based on individual district or bus operator…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:01

Feds Unveil Latest Automated Vehicle Guidance

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released the latest suggested best-practices for implementing automated driving systems, with the goal of fully automated safety features such as highway autopilot being widely available…
  • Last modified on Friday, 02 February 2018 15:35

Watch: XQ Event Features Celebrities, Colorful School Bus

Actors, singers and celebrities lent their talent to the XQ “Super Schools” hour-long special that aired on all the major news channels and drew attention to improving American high schools.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:22

Tropical Storm Irma Leaves Florida for Georgia, S.C.

All schools in hurricane-lashed Florida are closed at least until Tuesday, while Georgia and South Carolina canceled classes as Tropical Storm Irma arrives.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:05

NY Mourns Passing of State Director Sansaricq

Mary Sansaricq, the state director of student transportation at the New York State Department of Education, passed away following complications from gall bladder surgery. She was 65.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 16:52

Houston ISD Announces 'Rolling Start' to School Year

The Houston Independent School District is starting the new school year on Sept. 11 for most campuses as clean-up following the devastating rains and floods from Tropical Storm Harvey.
  • Last modified on Friday, 15 September 2017 11:55

School Bus Industry Opposes Proposed DERA Cuts

The school bus industry is well represented in efforts to oppose an amendment to the House Interior and EPA appropriations bill that would cut funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 16:53