First Student, the nation's largest provider of contracted school bus service, has named Bobbie Hartman senior director, marketing and sales support. The company said Hartman will continue developing and executing customer marketing plans and brand strategies and oversee the creation and production of business proposals for First Student.
The Administration for Children and Families released estimates for FY2014 on how the sequester of federal funds enacted by Congress this spring are expected to reduce services, such as transportation, for preschool children from low-income families nationwide and in Puerto Rico. California, Texas and New York are seeing the largest individual share of the more than 52,000 children affected.
Creighton Elementary School District held a training exercise earlier this month that tested the ability of bus drivers to detect a hidden, fake explosive during simulated vehicle inspections before routes.
Cummins Inc. announced the production of the 1.5 millionth engine at its Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) in Jamestown, N.Y. Established in 1974, the JEP (pictured at left) is one of the top five heavy-duty diesel engine producers worldwide, with production in recent years often exceeding 100,000 engines per year.