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New Report Examines Role of Transportation in Chronic Absenteeism PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Fisher   
Monday, 10 November 2014 12:25

A new report from Upstream Public Health in Portland, Oregon, looks at the link between student health and chronic absenteeism in Oregon and the impact of various factors, including transportation, on student attendance.

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Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014 13:17
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America’s Best School Bus Competition Crowns Winners for 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Fisher   
Monday, 10 November 2014 10:16

Alabama won bragging rights in Kansas City this weekend as the state's representatives took the top spots in the 11th annual America's Best Training & Skills Challenge. Presented by the National Association for Pupil Transportation, the competition was held in conjunction with the organization’s annual Summit and Trade Show to give participants the opportunity to attend both events.

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Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014 10:32
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Survey Shows Parents Want Active GPS Monitoring of School Buses PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Fisher   
Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:57

The results of a new survey by Fleetmatics Group PLC show that parents would like more visibility into their children’s safety aboard the school bus, as well as more accountability for operators. Nearly nine in 10 parents responded they want to see closer GPS monitoring of buses and their drivers.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 12:17
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Two School Districts Receive 2014 Green Fleet Award PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeanette Reveles   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 12:47

The 100 Best Fleets in North America recently recognized two school districts with their 2014 Green Fleet Awards, along with 48 other local, state and federal government fleets. The award commends achievements in "green" transportation.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 16:33
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Washington School Bus Driver Plans Rally to Welcome Students After Shooting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Fisher   
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 14:32

On Monday, Marysville School District bus driver Josie Powers thanked the 700-plus community members who turned out to support high school students as they returned to the site of an Oct. 24 school shooting. A male freshman opened fire on his friends and cousins in the cafeteria, killing three girls and wounding two boys before turning the gun on himself.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 16:41
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