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Jul 27, 2017
Lisle, Ill - The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) recognized Durham School Services’s Casa Grande, AZ, shop with the Green School Bus Fleet certification in the gold 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 that even small adjustments to our operations can have a substantial positive impact on the environment,” said Tony Mancini, regional manager for Durham. “We are doing our part through programs, such as idle reduction and fuel conservation.” “It is my pleasure to recognize this group for their work towards a cleaner environment,” said Todd Monteferrario, former NSTA president. “We have a long tradition of honoring those who have made valuable contributions to our industry, the students we transport and to the communities we serve.” 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 Casa Grande location has two maintenance team members, 43 buses and provides service for Casa Grande Union High school District 82.
Jul 27, 2017
Lisle, Ill - The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) recognized Durham School Services in Rosemead, CA, with the Green School Bus Fleet certification in the gold 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. “Our dedication to emission reduction is evident in the programs we’ve implemented such as idle reduction and fuel conservation,” said Matthew Lehane, regional manager for Durham. “We will continue to focus on making changes and innovations to do our part in helping make the environment cleaner.” “It is my pleasure to recognize this group for their work towards a cleaner environment,” said Todd Monteferrario, former NSTA president. “We have a long tradition of honoring those who have made valuable contributions to our industry, the students we transport and to the communities we serve.”
Jul 26, 2017
Lisle, Il - The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) awarded Durham School Services General Manager Alma Lawrence from the Irvine, CA facility the Golden Merit Award for her work in safety, advocacy and customer service. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Alma over the past 20 years,” said Bob Ramsdell, chief safety officer for National Express LLC. “I’ve witnessed firsthand her efforts to support and promote the student transportation industry. She is truly deserving of this recognition. ” Alma joined Durham School Services two decades ago as a driver and has shown a passion for the transportation industry ever since. One of the many examples of Alma’s support is her advocacy for school bus drivers, helping them understand their importance to both the company and the students they serve. Additionally, her focus on customer service has helped customers have confidence in the safety and services provided by her facility. “It is my pleasure to recognize these individuals for their commitment to service and community responsibility,” said Todd Monteferrario, NSTA past president. “This award was created to honor those who have made valuable contributions to safety, the students we transport and the communities we serve.” NSTA’s Golden Merit Award was established in 1969 to recognize school bus employees for their achievements in safety, driver training, business practice, vehicle maintenance and superior service to their school district, community and the student transportation industry.
Jul 25, 2017
Lisle, Ill – Durham School Services has expanded its operations in the Southern California area, being selected to serve Palisades Charter High School (PCHS). The contract begins in August 2017, and the agreement calls for 18 buses transporting students from throughout Los Angeles County to PCHS in Pacific Palisades, CA, as well as all athletic and field trip buses. “We’re pleased to be selected to provide the safest, highest-quality transportation for our Palisades Charter High School students,” said Sam Eram, vice president of operations for Durham. “Our team is already making preparations to ensure a smooth transition and safe operations for the fall.” PCHS’s Director of Operations Don Parcell cited Durham’s scale, experience and willingness to provide added services as important factors in choosing the company.
Jul 18, 2017
Durham School Services—a leading provider of student transportation—has been selected to serve Salem School District’s students with special needs. The district voted to accept Durham’s proposal to provide transportation to more than 100 students; service will begin at the start of the 2017-18 school year. “We’re looking forward to being a part of the Salem community,” said Steve Schmuck, regional manager for Durham. “We have been providing safe and reliable transportation to special needs students for 100 years and are very pleased to have been selected as SAU 57’s partner.” Salem School District’s Assistant Superintendent for Business, Deborah Payne cited Durham’s focus on safety as an important factor in choosing the company. “The company’s commitment to providing our students with safe transportation is evident in the quality of drivers, innovative technology and safety awareness programs,” Ms. Payne stated. “We’re pleased to be working with Durham.”
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