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Webinar Recap: Taking the School Bus into the Classroom

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) teaches special needs students the skills they need to live an independent life once they leave school.
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National Love the Bus Highlights Environmental Benefits

Five hundred elementary students wearing bright yellow shirts and screaming “We love the bus!” is a site and auditory shock to behold. And the sentiment resonated nationwide this month as…
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EPA Accepting 2016 DERA Grant Proposals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is accepting proposals through April 26 for the 2016 Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, which is funded through the Diesel Emissions Reduction…
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Oregon Association Chapter Training Sets Record

The South Willamette Chapter of the Oregon Pupil Transportation Association set a record for the number of school bus drivers it has trained during the Winter Workshop last weekend.
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LAUSD Tackles Gas-Leak Crisis, Maintains Transportation Services

Amid one of the worst ecological disasters in recent history, the Los Angeles Unified School District worked tirelessly to ensure educational continuity by transporting evacuated children to and from school.
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Near-Miss Between School Bus, Train Caught on Video

National media outlets have been airing harrowing cellphone video taken by a student on a Texas school bus as a train hurtles past. The bus driver has been fired as…
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School Bus Sales Expected to be Flat This Year

A leading comercial vehicle data firm said it expects 2016 bus sales, including school buses, to be up by less than 1 percent, while production will fall by 2 percent.
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Feeling Salty?

Jason Johnson, the service equipment manager at Horseshead Central School District, not far from the New York-Pennsylvania border, said the biggest challenge with brake service is the winter elements. Along…
  • Last modified on Saturday, 02 April 2016 16:57

California Senator Introduces Child Check Bill

Tony Mendoza, a senator from California representing the 32nd district, introduced a bill Tuesday that would require the state's school buses to have child reminder alarm systems.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 15:53

NASDPTS Announces Hughes Resignation

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) announced the recent resignation of Nikki Hughes as its administrative and membership services representative. Hughes was appointed to the…
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Webinar: Bringing the School Bus into the Classroom

A free webinar next week will to share details on how to best utilize the school bus and transportation staff to teach day-to-day ridership skills and safe practices that can…
  • Last modified on Monday, 15 February 2016 16:31

Catching Problems Before They Happen

Diagnosing a health issue can be difficult minus the signs that something is wrong. That’s why it’s so important to pay close attention to the sniffles and sneezes, as well…
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IDEX Corporation to Purchase Akron Brass, Weldon

IDEX Corporation is acquiring Akron Brass Holding Corp., parent company of school bus lighting and electronics manufacturer Weldon, for $224.2 million.
  • Last modified on Monday, 15 February 2016 11:50