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New Jersey Contractor Williams Passes Away

Benjamin Riley Williams, owner of bus contractor BR Williams Inc., passed away Wednesday at Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey. He was 77.
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Law Approves School Bus Cameras in Mobile, Ala.

Proponents of safe student transportation have won another victory in cracking down on reckless drivers after Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed legislation to permit cameras on Mobile County school buses.
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Mass. Governor Allots $5M for Transportation Reimbursement

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced today that he will set aside $5 million for the Regional School Transportation Reimbursement Fund (RTR) through a supplemental allotment for fiscal year 2015.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 18 June 2015 17:01

Thomas Built Buses Unveils Nearly $12M Facility Expansion for C2

Members of the media received a tour this week of the Saf-T-Liner C2 plant, featuring new equipment and infrastructure to streamline operations, including updates that decrease paint time by more…
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Ford Transit Provides Option Small Bus Manufacturer Demands

Modern society is built on the idea of choice. The ability to choose between multiple options that garner the best results is why companies provide a range of production lines.…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:44

Bus Contractor STA Raises Money for Cancer Care

Staff members of the Student Transportation of America, Inc. (STA) location in Weare, New Hampshire recently raised over $3,700 for the Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 17:10

New Head Start Proposal Seeks to Cut Transportation Red Tape

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced a proposed rule that would extend the Head Start calendar to a full school day and school year, requiring more collaboration than…
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NAPT Calling for Award Nominations

The National Association for Pupil Transportation is requesting nominations in six different categories for its 2015 awards.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 11 June 2015 09:24

Police: Texting Cause of Fatal Tenn. School Bus Crash

The Knoxville (Tennessee) Police Department said in a statement Friday that a school bus crash last December that killed two students and teacher’s aide from Knox County Schools was caused…
  • Last modified on Monday, 15 June 2015 11:44

House Defeats Amendment to Raise Vehicle Insurance Limits

Federal lawmakers defeated an amendment brought by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-TX) to remove a provision from the House transportation appropriations bill that would have allowed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety…
  • Last modified on Friday, 05 June 2015 12:21

School Buses Exempt from Electronic Stability Controls Rule

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has exempted school buses from a recent mandate that all heavy trucks and large buses, including motor coaches, be fitted with electronic stability…
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Update: NY Lawmakers Step Up for Bus Safety

In order to safeguard New York children on school buses, state lawmakers have passed a series of bills that protect both students and bus drivers from unwanted passengers and hazardous…
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Former Collins Bus Dealer Named VP at ASV

John Walsh’s first day on the job Monday overseeing all bus brands for Allied Specialty Vehicles included something familiar and yellow as well as green — Collins Bus and its…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 18:24