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Texas District Pilots Extended School Bus Stop Arms

The illegal passing of stopped school buses continues to be a common problem. In order to address it, McKinney Independent School District in Texas is piloting the use of extended,…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 11:32

Maryland Bill Targets School Bus Seat Belts

At a hefty price tag for local districts, a bill in the Maryland General Assembly would require all school buses registered in the state be equipped with either two-point lap…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 09:11

Transfinder Reports Record Revenue for 2015

Last year proved to be a good one for Transfinder, which reported a record increase in revenue and also expanded globally, opening a location in Shanghai.
  • Last modified on Friday, 05 February 2016 08:54

Senate Eyes Extension of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

The Senate passed an amendment reauthorizing the Diesel Emission Reduction Act at $500 million over the next five years as part of the wider-reaching Energy Policy Modernization Act.
  • Last modified on Monday, 08 February 2016 10:40

IRS Proposal to Seeks to Alter Employment Status

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has drafted guidelines that could render part-time employees to full-time status, affecting businesses nationwide, as it opens up personnel to health care coverage.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 15:02

The Cost of Tomorrow

The narrator asks, “How much do you pay for a bus after you pay for a bus?”  The video—produced by Thomas Built Buses—goes on to state that it’s not just…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 14:42

Ind. Urges Review of Bus Pickup Procedures at Schools

The Indiana Department of Education is urging school districts statewide to review safety procedures following the death of an elementary school principle in a bus pick-up zone.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 12:09

Watch: Prepare for the 2016 STN EXPO

A new video promoting the upcoming North American School Bus EXPO provides attendees a glimpse at what they can expect at the annual summer conference and trade show, scheduled this…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 14:45

ASBC to Bring 'Love the Bus' to Sacramento, Calif.

Love the Bus comes to the West Coast this month with an American School Bus Council event to be headlined by a local EPA official at an elementary school outside…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 14:42

Survey Gauges School Bus Contracting Climate

A survey of five states by the nonprofit Mackinac Center for Public Policy indicates that school districts could be leaving millions of dollars on the table by not pursuing privatization…
  • Last modified on Friday, 29 January 2016 15:08

Building Towards the Future

Maurine Simons didn’t set out to be a trailblazer. She merely aspired to work with airplanes. However, the 33-year-old from Washington state, through twists of fate, has emerged as a…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 28 January 2016 13:19

HR Battle: TSD Conference to Tackle Bus Driver Shortages

In March, HR expert Grace Kelly will speak to TSD Conference attendees about the intricacies of hiring and its unpleasant cousin, firing. The waters for both have become muddied amid…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:24

West Virginia Illegal Passing Bill Approved in Senate

A bill passed by the West Virginia Senate seeks to change the law regarding the convictions process for those who illegally pass stopped school buses.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 28 January 2016 13:15