29 Aug '16, 5pm

Saluting the ‘Father of the Yellow School Bus’: There have been many industry… https://t.co/db140qbEPk

Saluting the ‘Father of the Yellow School Bus’: There have been many industry… https://t.co/db140qbEPk

Dr. Frank Cyr organized the first national standards conference for school transportation in 1939. As School Bus Fleet marks its 60th anniversary this year, I’ve taken a look back at some of the industry milestones that our magazine has covered over the six decades since it was first published. To name just a few: • In 1957 , a school bus with a built-in elevator, believed to be the first of its kind, began transporting special-needs students in California. The bus, designed and built by Gillig Brothers, was also fitted with floor attachments for anchoring wheelchairs. • In 1963 , Superior Coach introduced a bumper-mounted gate to keep kids from crossing too close to the front of the bus. • In 1972 , the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued Standard #17, guidelines for school bus operations, maintenance, inspections, and training. • In 1977 , new federal s...

Full article: http://www.schoolbusfleet.com/blogpost/sbfblog/715158/sal...

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