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NHTSA, States Meeting Continues Seat Belt Conversation

Last week, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind met with representatives from the six states that require seat belts in school buses­—California, Texas, Florida, New York, Louisiana and New Jersey—to discuss the…
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American School Bus Council Seeks New Coordinator

The American School Bus Council said it plans to fill the currently vacant position of coordinator some time next month, as it provided new details on the application and interviewing…
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No April Fools: CIA Leaves Explosive Material on School Bus

Loudoun County Public Schools outside of Washington, D.C. said the CIA regrets overlooking a “combat-type explosive” that was left in a school bus engine compartment last week following routine training.
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When Every Drop Counts: Fuel Management

Amid budget cuts and economic uncertainties, strict management of operating costs in school districts has become increasingly important. We sat down with Bobby Hayes, domestic sales manager at OPW Fuel…
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Alberta School Bus Tech Punches Ticket to America's Best

The second Canadian province officially joined the America’s Best school bus family when an Alberta representative punched his ticket to participate in the America’s Best Training and Skills competition for…
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Arthur Mulligan, 100, WWII Flying Ace and Bus Legend

Arthur Mulligan made a name for himself in the U.S. Army Air Forces piloting the infamous B-24 Liberator in 102 aerial missions with the 43rd Bomb Group, 64th Squadron, in…
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A Hole in One for Kids

This spring, The Els Center of Excellence will conclude its first school year. But for the students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) educated there, the $35-million facility is a year-round…
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Pa. Assocation Prepares for 40th Roadeo with New Logo

School bus drivers from across Pennsylvania are competing regionally this spring for a chance to move on to the state's 40th Annual School Bus Driver Safety Competition scheduled for June…
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Leonard Bus Sales Wins Third-Straight DOY from Trans Tech

Trans Tech has awarded Leonard Bus Sales as the company’s 2015 Dealer of the Year Award. Winners of the award are judged on exceptional dealer performance in several key areas…
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Update: Driver Arrested in Death of Student on School Bus

School bus driver Armando Ramirez was charged with one felony count of dependent adult abuse resulting in death after an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Paul Lee, a…
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Survey: NY Illegal School Bus Passings Require Legislation

While the number of motorists who illegally pass school buses fell this month, the New York Association for Pupil Transportation said immediate action is needed by parents, community leaders and…
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EPA: Clean Diesel Grants Net $12.6B in Health Benefits

A new report from the U.S. EPA claims that $520 million in grant funds awarded from 2009 throught 2013 has helped to reduce 1,700 premature deaths and $11 billion in…
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First Student Supports Flint Community During Water Crisis

Employees of First Student locations in Michigan have been working to collect, deliver and distribute water bottles to residents of the city of Flint. The city’s water supply is contaminated…
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