SBF - Newsline Thursday Edition
November 14, 2019
School Bus Driver Charged With Impaired Driving After Crashing Into Ditch

Ten students and an aide are aboard when Jonathan Gates of Oregon, 20, crashes his bus. He is charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, and reckless endangering.

John Hennessey Maps a Route for Student Transportation Success

The Massachusetts transportation director has used his knack for problem-solving to make routing more efficient, cofound a state association, and lay the groundwork to bring all his district’s bus service in-house.

Special-Needs Expert to Boost Training With Q-Straint/Sure-Lok Award Winnings

Therese Pelicano, a transportation manager for Frederick County (Md.) Public Schools, will use her Q’Straint/Sure-Lok Special Needs Transportation award winnings to enhance wheelchair securement training for her transportation staff.

PHOTOS: Highlights from NAPT Conference in Columbus

A hands-on team-building exercise, sessions and awards addressing safety and industry achievement, and a trade show showcasing the latest technology were some of the highlights at this year's NAPT conference.

Georgia District Adds 23 Propane School Buses

Henry County Schools' Blue Bird Vision propane buses are expected to emit 500 fewer pounds of particulate matter per year and about 19,000 fewer pounds of nitrogen oxide than the diesel buses they replaced.

6 National Express Locations Earn ASE Blue Seal of Excellence

The school bus contractor’s locations in Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington receive Blue Seal certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Zonar Launches Grant Assistance Program

The program, provided by Learn, Design, Apply Inc., is designed to help Zonar customers identify, secure, apply for, and manage grant funding.


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