1/30/2018

 







  BusCon opens 2018 Call for Papers

From Metro:

METRO Magazine has recently opened a call for papers for this year's BusCon event, which returns to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Oct. 1 to 3, 2018.

If you consider yourself to be an expert in a particular topic that addresses the spirit of the conference and would like to share your wisdom with this group by presenting at the event, BusCon invites you to submit a proposal for consideration.

 

METRO Magazine has recently opened a call for papers for this year's BusCon event, which returns to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Oct. 1 to 3, 2018.

Topics can be related to delivering superior customer service, employee training & retention, solving operational challenges and ideas for cost-cutting, technology and data best practices, revenue generation, and business-building.

Proposals should be submitted in the body of an email to Amy Lanphear, Conference Manager, at amy.lanphear@bobit.comThe deadline to submit your proposal is February 16, 2018.

Your proposal should include:

* Title of suggested presentation
* Three sentence summary of an unbiased session idea
* Presenter(s) name, title and organization...................  READ MORE >

 

  MCI at ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace 2018

From MCI:

At the American Bus Association (ABA) Annual Meeting & Marketplace 2018, MCI’s Patrick Scully, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, speaks with Terry Fischer, 2018 Chairman, ABA Board Member and President of TCS - Transportation Charter Services.

The ABA reports that, "...more than 3,500 tour operators, suppliers and exhibitors come together to kick off a new year of business opportunity and growth."


At the American Bus Association (ABA) Annual Meeting & Marketplace 2018, MCI’s Patrick Scully, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, speaks with Terry Fischer, 2018 Chairman & ABA Board Member.  Mr. Fischer is also President of TCS - Transportation Charter Services.
 

 
 
 
 
 
  Iowa School Bus Fire: NTSB Releases More Details, But No Cause Yet

 

From School Bus Fleet:

OAKLAND, Iowa - The cause of the recent school bus fire here - and why the driver and passenger were not able to escape - are still unclear, but an investigation update provides some new details on the incident.

School bus driver Donald Hendricks, 74, and student Megan Klindt, 16, died in the Dec. 12 school bus fire in a rural area east of the small town of Oakland.

On Friday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a two-page preliminary report on its ongoing investigation of the incident.

Hendricks was driving a 2004 International Type C (conventional) school bus owned and operated by Riverside Community School District. Around 6:50 a.m., he turned right from a gravel road onto a driveway to pick up Klindt, his first passenger of the day, at the farm where she lived.

 

OAKLAND, Iowa - The cause of the recent school bus fire here - and why the driver and passenger were not able to escape - are still unclear, but an investigation update provides some new details on the incident.

According to NTSB's report, as the bus backed out of the driveway, its right dual rear wheels crossed an earthen strip next to the road and dropped into a 3-foot-deep ditch. The wheels lost traction, and the bus became stuck, with about half of it sticking out across the gravel road.

NTSB said that as Hendricks tried to move the bus forward out of the ditch, a fire broke out in the engine compartment and spread into the passenger compartment. At some point, grass and vegetation near the back of the bus also caught fire. NTSB said that the bus became stuck in a ditch, and a fire broke out in the engine compartment as the driver tried to move the bus forward. 

What went on inside the bus remains a mystery........  READ MORE >

   
 


 

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