05/14/2019

 


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  Autobus Chevrette equips new H3-45 to serve new corporate clients

Autobus Chevrette of La Tuque, Quebec took delivery in April of two (2) 56-passenger 2019 H3-45 model coaches.

 

From Prevost:

Autobus Chevrette of La Tuque, Quebec took delivery in April of two (2) 56-passenger 2019 H3-45 model coaches.

M. Raymond Chevrette originally founded the company to provide school transportation services in and around La Tuque, QB, Canada. In 1986, Hélène Pitre purchased Autobus Chevrette and while she continued with the school bus routes, her goal was to eventually provide additional bus and coach services in the surrounding area.

Claude Bédard, Pitre's son-in-law, stepped in nearly five years ago to manage the company and expand the business to include student transport for extracurricular functions and events. As vice president of Autobus Chevrette, he most recently initiated coach service for several private corporations in the forestry and hydroelectric sectors operating near La Tuque. This move meant introducing new motorcoaches into the fleet of school buses and older Prevost motorcoaches.

Where the H-Series has always been known for striking curb appeal, Bédard says his customers are especially impressed with the plush interior and smooth, comfortable ride.

Considering how and where the new coaches will be put to work, Prevost took a closer look at what it could do for Autobus Chevrette to protect the exterior of the new coaches in the rugged driving conditions. Learning the new H3-45s will be in use on dirt and gravel roads transporting employees working deep within the regional forests, Prevost advised the company to go with Line-X coating to preserve the exterior paint and graphics while driving on gravel roads, a skid-pan to protect the engine, and metal grills installed at the factory to protect the sealed lamps and fog lights.

Bédard says these new H3-45s mark the next phase for Autobus Chevrette; as it reaches out to attract new corporate clients and ready its facilities for further expansion.....................   READ MORE >

  LA Metro looking for women interested in transportation, construction

The program includes sessions about the construction industry, career pathways, and assistance programs available to prepare women to take advantage of Metro's mandate to attract more women to work on building the infrastructure in LA County. The event also offers hands-on experience and learning opportunities.

 

From Metro:

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites women who are curious about career opportunities in construction and the transportation industry to participate in the Women Build Metro Los Angeles (WBMLA) Apprenticeship Readiness Fair on Friday, May 17.

The event focuses on opportunities for women, but everyone interested is welcome to attend.

The program includes sessions about the construction industry, career pathways, and assistance programs available to prepare women to take advantage of Metro's mandate to attract more women to work on building the infrastructure in LA County. The event also offers hands-on experience and learning opportunities.

WBMLA was established in support of Metro's Project Labor Agreement and Construction Careers Policy and is composed of women and men in construction related industries, community advocates, stakeholders and decision makers from private and public sectors.

To register visit:  https://wbmlaapprenticeshipreadinessfair2019.eventbrite.com

Metro has been striving to increase the number of qualified women candidates for apprenticeship and placement with all trades that work on Metro construction projects..........   READ MORE >

  School Bus Driver, Aide Honored for Helping Save Student’s Mother


On April 18, Skip Torpey, a driver with Scio Central School District, was dropping off his last pre-K student when he and the bus aide, Linda Harris, noticed that the student’s mother did not come out to greet the bus like she normally does, WKBW reports. Harris then walked up to the house and found the student’s mother lying unconscious on the garage floor, according to the news source.



From School Bus Fleet:


SCIO, N.Y.- A school bus driver and bus aide are being recognized for helping save a student’s mother who fell unconscious during their bus route last month.

On April 18, Skip Torpey, a driver with Scio Central School District, was dropping off his last pre-K student when he and the bus aide, Linda Harris, noticed that the student’s mother did not come out to greet the bus like she normally does, WKBW reports. Harris then walked up to the house and found the student’s mother lying unconscious on the garage floor, according to the news source.

While Harris stayed with the student, Torpey advised the district’s bus garage to call 911, and then began to administer CPR for about eight minutes until she was revived, WKBW reports. Emergency personnel arrived shortly after, according to The Wellsville Daily.

Torpey, 74, told the newspaper that it "felt like it was hours and hours" before he was able to revive the student’s mother, and that he kept talking to her saying, "Come on, Easter is here, your child needs you." Torpey added that he was glad he was able to save the student's mother, who has since made a full recovery, but was still "pretty shaken up" when he returned to the district’s bus garage.

On Thursday, students, faculty, and staff honored Torpey and Harris for their heroic actions by greeting them at the district's bus loop with high-fives, hugs, and words of appreciation, according to a post on the Scio Central School District’s Facebook page. The district said in the post that "we thought the best way to thank them was by having our students and staff brighten their day."........  READ MORE >



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