August 15, 2016 - The Trans Group Receives Several NSTA Awards
Spring Valley, NY - The Trans Group recently received several awards during the National School Transportation Association's (NSTA) annual gathering in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Trans Group holds an equity position in Trans Tech, and also owns several pupil transportation companies in New York, including Educational Bus Transportation, JACO Transportation, Chestnut Ridge Transportation, Ethan Allen and Student Xpress.
The Trans Group received the first ever company-wide Gold Certification from the NSTA’s Green School Bus Fleet Certification Program — an award that was reviewed and endorsed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus USA Program.
“We are honored to receive this important industry recognition for implementing the latest clean diesel technologies and reducing our overall environmental impact," stated Trans Group President John Corr, Jr. “We operate over 1,200 school and public transit buses and are very aware of our responsibility to the environment. I am proud of the measures we have taken to improve our fleet but also our facilities. We use idle-reduction technology on all buses, as well as retrofits of facility lighting and oil-heat and water-heat systems in order to reduce energy consumption. Whether we’re reducing the use of paper with digital filing or researching solar power options, everything we do is with an eye towards improving the environment. We thank the National School Transportation Association for recognizing our efforts with its Gold Certification.”
Ethan Allen Transportation General Manager Rick Wolff and Patti Royce-Moser of Educational Bus Transportation also both received The Golden Merit Award.
NSTA’s Golden Merit Award recognizes school bus employees for their achievements in safety, driver training, business practice, vehicle maintenance and superior service to their school district, community and pupil transportation industry.
To read more, click here for the article in School Transportation News.
NSTA President Todd Monteferrario (right) presents The Trans Group's James Gocke with the Gold Certification award from the NSTA’s Green School Bus Fleet Certification Program.