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Feds Hope Program Revision Signals a Head Start for the New Century

The federal government released its much-anticipated Head Start program revisions, the first comprehensive update of the standards since the specifications were originally published in 1975. Transportation is mentioned about 80…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:46

Student Transportation Inc. Beats FY, Q4 Earnings Estimates

School bus contractor Student Transportation Inc. reported that lower fuel prices and continued low interest rates helped its stock exceed fourth-quarter forecasts by $0.02, with fiscal-year 2016 earnings up more…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 16:31

Creative Bus Sales Acquires National Bus Sales

Creative Bus Sales increased its reach as the largest school bus dealer in the country as it announced Wednesday it acquired National Bus Sales, the second largest school bus dealer.…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:07

Colorado District Mourns School Bus Driver Killed in Crash

School bus driver Kari Chopper died Sunday after crashing into a concrete pillar at Denver International Airport while transporting members of the Legacy High School varsity and junior varsity football…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:49

Texas Students Hit in Separate Incidents of Illegal Passing

The start of the academic year for the Austin Independent School District has not been without incident as two students were struck by motorists illegally passing school buses.
  • Last modified on Monday, 12 September 2016 09:41

Navistar Reports Net Loss for Third Quarter 2016

Navistar International Corporation, which has been hammered by softer industry conditions, announced a third quarter net loss of $34 million. This is the second straight year the company has announced…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 08 September 2016 13:46

Volkswagen Truck & Bus Enters N.A. Market with Navistar Alliance

Volkswagen Truck & Bus is taking a 16.6-percent equity stake in Navistar as the two companies entered into a technology collaboration and procurement joint venture, with "all options" being open…
  • Last modified on Monday, 12 September 2016 13:23

The Origin of School Transportation News

Twenty-five years ago, I launched School Transportation News. But the central idea of STN, as we quaintly called it, dates back 20 years more.
  • Last modified on Friday, 02 September 2016 14:17

School Buses Target of New Electrified Drivetrain Project

A new heavy-duty electric drivetrain specifically designed for school buses and transit buses is being tested this fall with the promise of increased performance, efficiency, acceleration, gradability and range.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 09:59

Starcraft Takes Home Ford Top Volume Account Award

Starcraft placed first in Ford's Top Volume Accounts list this summer and was followed by two other Forest River companies, Elkhart Coach and Glaval Bus.
  • Last modified on Friday, 02 September 2016 10:14