MEDIA ADVISORY: Federal, State and School Bus Officials ‘Love the Bus’

February 17, 2011

TAKOMA PARK, Md., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —

                   Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Congressman
                   Chris Van Hollen, School bus industry officials,
                   Maryland County (MD) Public School administrators and
    Who:           students.

                   News conference to recognize contribution of pupil
                   transportation to U.S. educational system.  Students
                   will thank their school bus driver and paste lips on a
    What:          school bus.

    When:         February 22 / 10:00 a.m.

    Where:        Takoma Park Elementary School
                  7511 Holly Ave.
                  Takoma Park, MD

                   The yellow school bus is an American icon-the critical
                   link between a child's home and classroom.  Over many
                   decades, this efficient transportation system has been
                   a pillar of public education, getting children to and
                   from school and providing a valuable service to
                   parents who depend on its reliability and safety.
                   School buses have the best safety record in the
                   transportation industry thanks to thousands of
                   professionals coast-to-coast who are dedicated to
    Background:    the highest level of performance.

                   Strong human interest visual-Elementary age students
                   will give handmade valentines to their school bus
    TV Visual:     driver and paste "lips" on the bus to show their love.

                   The American School Bus Council (ASBC), a coalition of
                   the school transportation industry (including public
                   and private transportation providers), school bus
                   manufacturers and state officials responsible for
                   pupil transportation. Council members are committed to
                   providing safe, effective, efficient and healthy
                   transportation for the more than 26 million
                   schoolchildren who ride more than 480,000 school buses
    Sponsor:       each day. www.americanschoolbuscouncil.org.

SOURCE American School Bus Council

Source: newswire

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