AMF-Bruns of America, global leader in wheelchair and occupant securements since 1958, is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Special-Needs School Bus Driver of the Year Award. The company is looking for the special-needs bus driver who has distinguished themselves through special accomplishments, meritorious & heroic acts and innovations to improve their jobs. The winner receives a […]
Founded in 1957 by Rollie and Pearl Bast with just four school buses, today GO Riteway is a staple in the Wisconsin student transportation system. Now the company is making a move to expand their “gold standard” level of service into the tour and charter markets in the surrounding tri-state area. With two recent acquisitions […]
Winners in Sacramento and Phoenix announced; D.C. and cities worldwide soon to follow By Skylar Griego Two institutions in Arizona and California have won a chance to utilize a fleet of electric, autonomous shuttles to transport people around their respective campuses. Local Motors by LM Industries Group, Inc., a mobility solutions company, launched a global […]
By Russ Tieskoetter The campuses of colleges and universities, particularly those outside a city’s limits, can be essentially small (or even medium-sized) cities in their own way. Berry College just outside of Rome, Georgia is the nation’s largest campus at 27,000 acres. The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs comes in a […]
With nearly 1,500 school buses operating in more than 100 school districts throughout Michigan, security and surveillance is a paramount concern for Dean Transportation. Dean Transportation, formerly Special Transportation, was established in the early 1950’s by Eric Christensen. Christensen transported individuals affected by polio to Lansing, MI, area schools throughout the 1950’s and the early 1960’s. […]
Last year Berrien Regional Education Service Agency, Berrien Springs, MI, charged with caring for the community’s special needs children, faced state budget cuts and had to find a way to lower costs without compromising safety. It needed specialized vehicles, a flexible and compassionate staff and nurses to ride routes. Officials were not sure what they would find when they first considered outsourcing the transportation program.
Recently the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) handed down a landmark rule that addresses the ongoing debate of seatbelt use on school buses. Among other changes, the rule requires an increase in the seatback height on both large and small school buses and mandates the installation of three-point seatbelts on smaller buses.