In the News

May 31, 2018
Lisle, Ill – Durham School Services, a leading provider of student transportation, values their team members providing outstanding customer service—recognizing them with the Customer Champion Award. This month, the special education transportation team in Carpentersville, Ill., earned the honor.
Apr 26, 2018
Waterbury, CT – As a leading provider in student transportation, Durham School Services operates by five core values – safety, customer, community, people and excellence. The value of people is not only displayed, but also strengthened by our team in Waterbury, CT, who continue to show support for fellow driver, Brenda Barbosa, and her son.
Mar 27, 2018
Minetto, NY – Durham school bus driver Stephanie Conn and monitor Joanna Whitney are truly a dynamic duo, and their act of heroism has earned them the company’s highest honor—a Values Award. A Values Award is presented to outstanding team members each year by Durham’s parent company, National Express LLC (NELLC).
Aug 21, 2017
Independence, KS - Durham School Services, a leading provider in student transportation, received a perfect score of 100 percent on their recent fleet inspection by the Kansas State Patrol (KSP).
The inspection performed by KSP encompasses an assessment of the entire vehicle, exterior and interior, to ensure the fleet is well-equipped to safely transport the students of Independence USD 446, Cherryvale USD 447 and Parsons 503.
“We’re proud to receive this recognition from the Kansas State Patrol—it is a great confirmation of the outstanding work that our team is doing,” said Mary Leonard, senior vice president, chief operations officer for Durham. “As a core value, safety is always our top priority, and safe service starts with safe, well-maintained buses.”
In addition to the Kansas State High Patrol, Durham received a perfect score from the Kansas State Department of Education’s auditor safety review. 
Keith Dreiling, state director of school bus safety for Kansas State Department of Education, commended Durham for earning this important recognition.
“School buses transport our most precious gift, our children, and your achievement of a perfect score reflects highly upon the whole team,” Dreiling said
Jul 27, 2017
Lisle, Ill - The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) recognized Durham School Services in Racine, WI, with the Green School Bus Fleet certification in the bronze category. The certification program has been endorsed by the U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus USA program and is the only green fleet certification available in the school bus industry. NSTA recognizes operators for the steps they have taken to reduce emissions and make a positive enviromental impact. “We understand our responsibility to help reduce emissions and create a cleaner environment,” said Bob Foxley, regional manager for Durham. “Any adjustment to our operations, no matter how small, can have a substantial positive impact on the environment. Through the implementation of programs such as idle reduction and fuel conservation, we’ve taken the first steps towards doing our part.” “We have a long and proud tradition of honoring those who have made valuable contributions to our industry, the students we transport and to the communities we serve,” said Todd Monteferrario, former NSTA president. “It is my pleasure to recognize them.” Celebrating its centennial year, Durham transports students across the U.S. every day. The four Durham locations were awarded with Green School Bus Fleet certification - Racine, WI, Casa Grande, AZ, Rosemead, CA and Waterbury, CT. The Racine location has ten maintenance team members, 176 buses and provides service for Racine Unified School District.
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