SBF - Newsline Tuesday Edition
August 15, 2017
SBF Editor Appears on Good Morning America

The news program cites School Bus Fleet data on driver shortage and interviews Thomas McMahon on the topic.

Toronto School Boards Reportedly Mishandled School Bus Driver Shortage, Now Working to Prevent Delays

Two school boards work to prevent another driver shortage this fall after an investigation finds that their “actions and inactions” led to thousands of students being stranded last September.

Short on School Bus Drivers, Oklahoma District Trims Transportation Service

Edmond Public Schools consolidates some bus stops and cuts courtesy service to neighborhoods within 1 mile of a school.

Enlighten Elected Officials on School Transportation

A Durham tour in Iowa and a Calhoun County open house in Alabama are great examples of public awareness initiatives that promote the value of pupil transportation.

6 California Districts Plan to Buy GreenPower Electric School Buses

GreenPower Motor Co. and dealer School Bus Sales of California secure orders for 11 Synapse all-electric Type D school buses.

Robert Sumwalt Named Chairman of NTSB

Sumwalt’s nomination for a two-year term by President Donald Trump is confirmed by the Senate and he is sworn in. Sumwalt has been serving as the agency’s acting chairman since March 31.

New Leadership Takes the Reins at NSTA

Blake Krapf begins a two-year term as president of the school bus contractors association. Meanwhile, Tiffany Boykin is named the new executive director.

VIDEO: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Teams Up With Thomas to Honor School Bus Drivers

The NASCAR star surprises drivers at Cabarrus (N.C.) County Schools, thanking them and other school bus drivers for the service they provide for students, in this tribute from Thomas Built Buses.

Seat Mount

The Safe Journey Seat Mount for special-needs transportation uses a new cam wrap design to help secure students who have difficulty staying seated in other products.

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