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