Displaying items by tag: School Buses

First Student Profits Boost

First Student, the largest provider of student transportation in North America, saw revenue and profit gains for fiscal year 2015, according to annual earnings released last month. The company cited alterations in the prices of new contract bids and renewals for the boosts.  

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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. The new Ford Transit platform gives school bus manufacturers more choice on how they provide transportation for districts and students.

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Round Up: Heroic Drivers Awarded, A Call for Higher Wages and More

Two school bus drivers for the Camas School District were honored for their acts of heroism in keeping students safe during two reckless driving incidents that could have turned deadly. In both instances, the pair prevented severe bodily harm to students through their quick judgment, astounding skill, and keen sense of impending danger. Both claimed they were just doing their jobs.  

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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 motorists.  

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Roundup: A Stowaway Goat, a Biker Gang Bus Driver Fired and More

Shocking video captured an elementary school girl in Louisville, Kentucky, being dragged by her school bus. Images showed the girl getting dropped off and having her backpack getting stuck in the door. Police reported the girl, between the ages of five or six years old, was dragged for 100 feet, but estimates put the distance closer to 1000 feet. The victim was taken to the hospital for road rash injuries to her legs and is expected to make a full recovery. 

A school bus in Maryland found itself transporting more than just children as a goat tried to make itself a passenger. The wayward farm animal crossed the street and waited at a bus stop, jumping aboard the bus with embarking children. While it managed to get on the bus, the goat was not given a ride—it was quickly evicted from the vehicle. 

A school bus driver and former police officer was fired from his position at a San Antonio school district after being arrested for his part in the recent biker gang riot in Waco, Texas. Martin Lewis was among the 170 people arrested during the massive motorcycle gang brawl and shootout that resulted in nine bikers killed. The 62-year-old Lewis, an ex-vice detective, has been booked on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity.

The suspect in a school bus shooting last week was arrested during a traffic stop in Liberty County, Georgia. Sixteen-year-old Edgar Robles was treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound at an area hospital and charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of firing deadly missiles for the shooting that injured two teenage girls.

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