Riding the school bus is not only convenient and helps with gas costs, but some experts even say that riding the school bus promotes academic success. Like any mode of transportation, though, there are risks involved. With approximately 23 million students boarding the big yellow bus each school day, it’s important to make sure that the process is as safe as possible. Many people don’t realize that the greatest risk is not actually riding the bus, but getting on and off of it.
Transportation South is excited to announce the delivery of our 10,000th school bus since the formation of our company 25 years ago! In early April 2013, Transportation South delivered a 2014 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus to the Jefferson County Board of Education to mark the milestone.
Transportation South believes in supporting and showing its appreciation for Alabama’s bus drivers and is hosting the third annual “Love the Bus” Valentine’s celebration to do so. On Thursday, Feb. 14, Transportation South will show its gratitude by honoring Alabama’s best school bus drivers, as voted by the students, parents and teachers they serve.
Currently, 54 million people across the United States suffer from mobility issues and are not able to independently drive a standard vehicle. The majority of these people are left with the option to either take public transportation or buy a vehicle and send it out to be converted.
Scott Gassner of Transportation South’s commercial bus sales division was quoted in the Oct. 19 issue of the Birmingham Business Journal, where he offered his sales advice about how to end the year on a strong note.
With summer quickly coming to an end, parents and children know it’s that time of year again. It’s time to dust off your backpacks, sharpen your pencils and head out to the bus stop because school is now in session!
Some 475,000 school buses carry 25 million children - more than half of America’s schoolchildren - each day, making the school bus industry the largest form of mass transit in the United States. Taking cars off the road, reducing carbon emissions and making the world a better place to live are everyday results for the yellow school bus.
School buses aren't just convenient for parents. In fact, they are actually they are the safest way for your child to get to school. A child is 13 times more likely to get to school safely than with any other form of transportation.
Members of the Pelham Senior Center recently became the proud new owners of a 25-passenger bus purchased on April 5 from Transportation South’s headquarters in Pelham. The new bus was personally delivered to the seniors by Pelham Mayor Don Murphy just three days after the Pelham City Council voted to approve the $53,500 purchase.