SBF - Newsline Tuesday Edition
September 17, 2019
Driver Honored for Saving Student From Truck Passing Her School Bus

Becky Schaffer receives Citrus County (Fla.) School District's "Making a Difference Award" after helping prevent a student from being hit by a truck that illegally passed her bus in April.

Bus Driver Comforts Student on First Day of School

Isabel Lane of Wisconsin reaches her hand out to a frightened student on his first day of school after he boards the bus. A photo of the gesture taken by his mother is widely shared on social media.

NAPT Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

The National Association for Pupil Transportation Conference and Trade Show deadline for two related scholarships is Sept. 18. The Sol Englander Innovation in School Transportation Safety Scholarship deadline is Oct. 11.

Helping School Bus Drivers Turn Downtime Into Uptime

Texas and North Carolina transportation departments fill the gap in drivers’ schedules with work opportunities beyond more routes, such as administrative, cleaning, and technical tasks, and tap other staff to ease driver shortage. Meanwhile, an Illinois contractor offers space for socializing and relaxation.

7 Michigan Districts to Receive Electric School Buses

School districts in Ann Arbor, Gaylord, Kalamazoo, Oxford, Roseville, Three Rivers, and Zeeland will receive a total of $4.2 million to purchase 17 new electric school buses.

Used School Bus Shopping Made Easy in 11 Steps

Proper research, planning, budgeting, and assistance from a reputable dealer with full-service capabilities and deep industry knowledge can make buying used school buses hassle free.

Iowa Approves School Bus Crossing Light System

Iowa is the 23rd state to allow the Gardian Angel safety lighting system as optional equipment.

 

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