Durham School Services Donates School Bus to Firefighters to Receive Special Training for School Bus Emergency Rescues in Missouri

Adam Bogdan | 25 November, 2020 | Next
Durham School Services Donates School Bus to Firefighters to Receive Special Training for School Bus Emergency Rescues in Missouri

Maplewood, MO – Durham School Services, a leader in student transportation, has donated a school bus to the Maplewood Fire Department in Maplewood, Missouri, used for multijurisdictional fire department extrication training.  Clayton, Brentwood, and Richmond Heights fire departments recently combined forces with Maplewood Fire Department for the set-up of training using our school bus to review extrication and lifting techniques to safely check access in the event of an actual emergency involving a school bus.

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Durham School Services Receives Recognition of Achievement Award from Harvard Community School District 50

Adam Bogdan | 29 October, 2020 | Next
Durham School Services Receives Recognition of Achievement Award from Harvard Community School District 50

Harvard, IL – Recently, the Harvard Community School District (CUSD) 50 Board of Education recognized Christina Briggs, General Manager for Durham School Services, for her incredible contribution to the District throughout the pandemic. In a joint effort with Harvard CUSD 50, Durham School Services proudly provided food to students every school day since the beginning of the pandemic, totaling more than 230,000 meals.

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National Express School Promotes Liz Sanchez to Chief Operating Officer, North America Student Transportation

Adam Bogdan | 22 October, 2020 | Next
National Express School Promotes Liz Sanchez to Chief Operating Officer, North America Student Transportation

Lisle, IL – National Express LLC, a safety leader in student transportation, recently announced the promotion of Liz Sanchez to Chief Operating Officer (COO), North America Student Transportation.  Liz is an industry veteran and proven leader in the student transportation business.  With more than 30 years of experience, she most recently served as COO & Senior Vice President of the West region for Durham School Services.  Liz will oversee the Company’s North American school bus portfolio, including Durham School Services, Petermann Bus, Trinity Transportation, and Stock Transportation.

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Durham School Services Proudly Brings Industry-Leading Safety Standards to the Students of Boise School District

Adam Bogdan | 6 October, 2020 | Next
Durham School Services Proudly Brings Industry-Leading Safety Standards to the Students of Boise School District

Lisle, IL and Boise, ID – Durham School Services, a leader in student transportation, proudly brings industry-leading safety standards to the students of Boise School District. As part of the phased approach to return to in-person learning formed by the district, Durham began safely transporting students as of September 21.

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National Express Transit Selected to Operate GoDurham ACCESS in North Carolina

Adam Bogdan | 14 September, 2020 | Next
National Express Transit Selected to Operate GoDurham ACCESS in North Carolina

LISLE, IL and DURHAM, NC— National Express Transit (NEXT), the fastest-growing transit company in North America, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a three-year service contract with GoTriangle to operate their paratransit service, GoDurham ACCESS. The contract includes a two-year option following the initial three-year agreement.

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National Express Transit (NEXT) Welcomes Returning Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Gary Waits

Adam Bogdan | 20 August, 2020 | Next
National Express Transit (NEXT) Welcomes Returning Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Gary Waits

LISLE, IL—National Express Transit, the fastest-growing transit company in North America, is proud to announce the return of former CEO, Gary Waits. As the active CEO for National Express School, Gary will transition into the role of CEO of NEXT starting September 1, 2020 and manage both functions. At that time, he will begin to oversee both divisions of National Express LLC (NELLC).

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National Express Transit (NEXT) Donates Vehicle to Housing Forward

Adam Bogdan | 10 August, 2020 | Next
National Express Transit (NEXT) Donates Vehicle to Housing Forward

LISLE and CHICAGO, IL—CDT, owned by National Express Transit (NEXT), proudly donated a caravan vehicle to Housing Forward, a non-profit committed to transitioning people from housing crisis to housing stability. The vehicle donation will be used to support their Hotel to Home Initiative.

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Valley Metro and Total Transit officials honored bus operator Jeff Ivans

Adam Bogdan | 23 July, 2020 | Next
Valley Metro and Total Transit officials honored bus operator Jeff Ivans

PHOENIX, AZ - Valley Metro and Total Transit, as part of National Express Transit, honored bus operator Jeff Ivans for driving one million miles without a preventable accident.  Jeff has been driving buses since being hired by Total Transit for over 11 years and has demonstrated a dedication to excellence and safety.

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We Stand United

Adam Bogdan | 4 June, 2020 | Next
We Stand United

This is a time of great pain in our Nation’s history.  We stand united with those impacted by racism and inequality; we will not accept such behavior across our organization and we will work to be a part of positive change in the communities we serve.

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Proactive Safety Measures Pertaining to COVID-19

Adam Bogdan | 12 March, 2020 | NELLC,News,Next
Proactive Safety Measures Pertaining to COVID-19

We want to assure you that we have taken swift and proactive measures to combat COVID-19 as it relates to our operations. The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends cleaning and disinfecting surfaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses, and for this reason, we have put into place new cleaning protocols across our business. Each day, our teams will be cleaning and disinfecting our vehicles by using CDC recommended cleaning solutions.  We have also advised our employees to adhere to the CDC guidelines on COVID-19 to reduce transmission of germs and shared posters and additional resources from the CDC website with them to print and post in our sites.

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Durham School Services Earns Five-Year Contract with Boise School District

eflavin | 7 February, 2020 | Next
Durham School Services Earns Five-Year Contract with Boise School District

Lisle, ILDurham School Services, a leader in student transportation, was selected by the Boise School District in Boise, Idaho, to transport approximately 6,000 students for the district, to and from school each day for the next five years. The contract was signed with a potential five-year renewal agreement. Beginning in July, Durham will operate 117 routes that service the students of Boise.

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Durham School Services Expands Operations to Alaska, Selected as High-Quality Provider in Fairbanks

National Express | 27 January, 2020 | Next
Durham School Services Expands Operations to Alaska,  Selected as High-Quality Provider in Fairbanks

Lisle, IL – Durham School Services, a leader in student transportation, today announced a new school bus contract with the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District in Fairbanks, Alaska. The contract will run for ten years, beginning August, 2021. The Company will operate 130 routes and will house its fleet out of a brand new Durham facility.  Durham will hire more than 220 team members in Fairbanks.

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Total Transit Enterprises (a National Express Transit Company) Selected to Operate Sabino Canyon Crawlers, an Emission-Free Electric Fleet

National Express | 27 January, 2020 | Next
Total Transit Enterprises (a National Express Transit Company) Selected  to Operate Sabino Canyon Crawlers, an Emission-Free Electric Fleet

LISLE, IL and TUCSON, AZ - Total Transit Enterprises, a National Express Transit Company (NEXT), is proud to announce that it has been selected to operate the Sabino Canyon Crawlers. After more than two months of service, Total Transit Enterprises will begin managing the emission-free electric fleet and provide transportation to the guests of Sabino Canyon Recreation Area.

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Student Transportation Leader Durham School Services Experiences Powerful Results with Lytx Driver Safety Program

National Express | 8 January, 2020 | Next
Student Transportation Leader Durham School Services Experiences Powerful Results with Lytx Driver Safety Program

Lytx®, a leading global provider of machine vision and artificial intelligence-powered video telematics solutions for commercial and public sector fleets, today shared impressive safety improvements from Durham School Services' full-fleet deployment of the Lytx Driver Safety program.

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National Express Transit (NEXT) Renews Seven-Year Paratransit Contract with Pace

National Express | 27 December, 2019 | News,Next
National Express Transit (NEXT) Renews Seven-Year Paratransit Contract with Pace

LISLE and CHICAGO, IL—CDT, owned and operated by National Express Transit (NEXT), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a seven-year renewal contract which includes a three-year extension with Pace Suburban Bus (Pace), serving its elderly and disabled customers throughout the Chicagoland area. The company is one of four vendors to be awarded the Pace contract. The renewal is based in part on the Company’s proven partnership with Pace and its best-in-class customer service excellence and innovation.

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National Express Transit Corp Acquires Fox Bus Lines Inc., also known as Silver Fox

National Express | 6 December, 2019 | Next
National Express Transit Corp Acquires Fox Bus Lines Inc., also known as Silver Fox

National Express Transit Corp has acquired Fox Bus Lines, Inc., also known as Silver Fox Coaches, a premier provider of motor coach transportation in the Boston area. This new acquisition allows National Express to further expand its base of retail and contracted coach operations in a key market.

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Five Customer Service Centers Renewed Prestigious Blue Seal of Excellence Awards and One additional Blue Seal location has been granted

National Express | 8 November, 2019 | Next
Five Customer Service Centers Renewed Prestigious Blue Seal of Excellence Awards and One additional Blue Seal location has been granted

Lisle, IL —National Express is pleased to announce that five separate locations have been granted renewal of the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Blue Seal of Excellence. In addition one new location has recently been awarded the Blue Seal.

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Durham School Services To Donate School Bus to Cabrini Green Legal Aid

National Express | 22 October, 2019 | Next
Durham School Services To Donate School Bus to Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Lisle and Chicago, IL – Durham School Services, a leader in student transportation, has donated a school bus to the Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) organization based in Chicago, IL. The bus will be retrofitted, painted and decorated to become a mobile office to help serve the legal needs arising from the lack of opportunity, and racial inequity experienced within the City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illinois.

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Winners Announced for 49th School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

National Express | 24 July, 2019 | News
Winners Announced for 49th School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

Lisle, Il Durham School Services driver Sergio Duenas from San Bernardino, CA (competing in transit) placed second.  He had won third place in the same category in 2018. Sergio has been a driver with Durham for eight and a half years.  He acts as a behind the wheel trainer for recently hired drivers and prides himself in mastering driving to perfection.

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Rhonda McKown and Rick Klaus Awarded the Golden Merit Award by the National Student Transportation Association

National Express | 24 July, 2019 | News
Rhonda McKown and Rick Klaus Awarded the Golden Merit Award  by the National Student Transportation Association

Lisle, Il - The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) awarded Durham School Services Vice President of Operations, Rick Klaus and Area General Manager, Rhonda McKown the Golden Merit Award for their work in safety, advocacy and customer service. 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.

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Bus Driver reached One Million Mile Club Status

National Express | 17 July, 2019 | News
Bus Driver reached One Million Mile Club Status

Phoenix, AZ -- Valley Metro and Total Transit, as part of National Express, honored bus operator Julie Castillo for driving one million miles accident-free behind the wheel of a bus.  Castillo has been driving buses since being hired by Total Transit for over 11 years ago, and has since demonstrated a dedication to excellence and safety.

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Kango Announces $3.6 Million Series A Funding Led by National Express LLC

Adam Bogdan | 14 June, 2019 | News

  San Francisco, CA and Lisle, IL --​ ​Kango​, the award-winning app-based rideshare and childcare service for busy families, today announced a $3.6 million dollar Series A funding round. The round was led by a strategic investment from ​National Express​, the premier transportation firm which operates a fleet of more than 25,000 vehicles, that includes serving 600 school districts in 30 states, and transporting 1.2 million students on a daily basis. As part of the funding agreement, David A. Duke from National Express is joining Kango’s board.

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City Tech Collaborative Launches New Initiative to Drive Breakthrough Innovation in Advanced Mobility

National Express | 24 April, 2019 | News
City Tech Collaborative Launches New Initiative to Drive Breakthrough Innovation in Advanced Mobility

Chicago — City Tech Collaborative today announced the launch of a new Advanced Mobility Initiative to drive urban mobility innovation, building on the organization’s growing portfolio of solutions designed to make cities work better for their residents.

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National Express LLC, Acquires Total Transit Enterprises LLC, and Discount Enterprises Renews Transit Footprint back into Phoenix and Tucson, AZ Markets

National Express | 22 April, 2019 | News
National Express LLC, Acquires Total Transit Enterprises LLC, and Discount Enterprises  Renews Transit Footprint back into Phoenix and Tucson, AZ Markets

LISLE, IL--National Express is pleased to announce the acquisition of Total Transit Enterprises, LLC and Discount Enterprises, Inc. (collectively “Total Transit”). The Company provides Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) as well as taxi services in Phoenix and Tucson, AZ.

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Bob Ramsdell, Chief Safety Officer, Named to TSA’s Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC)

National Express | 16 April, 2019 | News
Bob Ramsdell, Chief Safety Officer, Named to TSA’s Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC)

Bob Ramsdell, Chief Safety Officer, Named to TSA’s Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC)

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WeDriveU Announces Strategic Investment from National Express

National Express | 12 April, 2019 | News
WeDriveU Announces Strategic Investment from National Express

Accelerates WeDriveU’s next stage of growth in corporate and university shuttle markets BURLINGAME, Calif., and LISLE, Ill., April 11, 2019 – WeDriveU, Inc., the leader in transportation solutions specializing in corporate and university shuttles, today announced that National Express Group Holdings Limited has made a strategic investment in WeDriveU. National Express Group Holdings is a subsidiary of National Express Group, PLC, one of the premier transportation firms in the United Kingdom. Serving 30M combined annual passengers, the deal enables customers to leverage the resources, best practices and safety commitment of both transportation industry leaders.

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National Express Transit Expands Operations To North Dakota

National Express | 4 November, 2017 | News
National Express Transit Expands Operations To North Dakota

Bismarck, ND – National Express Transit (NEXT), a leading provider of transit services in North America, will begin operating Bis-Man Transit in November 2017. Bis-Man Transit establishes NEXT's first area of operations in North Dakota.

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National Express Transit Expands Operations To Manteca

National Express | 3 November, 2017 | News
National Express Transit Expands Operations To Manteca

Manteca, CA – National Express Transit (NEXT), a leading provider of transit services in North America, has been awarded the contract to serve the residents of Manteca. NEXT is slated to take over operations in November 2017.

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National Express Transit Acquires Cook Dupage Transportation CO. INC.

National Express | 17 July, 2017 | Next
National Express Transit Acquires Cook Dupage Transportation CO. INC.

Warrenville, Ill - National Express Transit (NEXT), a leading provider of transit services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cook DuPage Transportation Co. Inc. (CDT).

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National Express Transit Expands Operations In California

National Express | 16 June, 2017 | News
National Express Transit Expands Operations In California

Warrenville, Ill. –National Express Transit (NEXT), a leading provider of transit services in North America, will begin operating Modesto Area Transit (MAX) in July, 2017. Modesto Area Transit is the fourth area of operations in California for the organization, including the cities of Vallejo, Kern County and Merced.

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National Express Transit Provides Shuttle Service to the NY Rockaway Ferry

National Express | 19 May, 2017 | Next
National Express Transit Provides Shuttle Service to the NY Rockaway Ferry

Warrenville, Ill – National Express Transit's subsidiary Trans Express has partnered with Hornblower to oversee the operations to provide shuttle transportation to New York's Rockaway Ferry.

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Durham School Services Awarded North Providence Public Schools Contract

National Express | 28 April, 2017 | News
Durham School Services Awarded North Providence Public Schools Contract

Warrenville, Ill – Durham School Services—a leading provider in student transportation—has expanded its operations in the New England area, being selected to serve North Providence Public Schools.

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Durham School Services Selected to Serve Carbondale Elementary School

National Express | 28 April, 2017 | News
Durham School Services Selected to Serve Carbondale Elementary School

Warrenville, Ill – Durham School Services—a leading provider of student transportation—has been selected to serve the students of Carbondale Elementary School District 95.

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Piedmont Authority For Regional Transportation Earns Gold Safety Award

National Express | 28 April, 2017 | News
Piedmont Authority For Regional Transportation Earns Gold Safety Award

Warrenville, Ill. – The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART), operated by National Express Transit—a leading transportation provider in North America—earned the 2016 Gold Safety Award by the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL).

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Durham School Services Slated To Run School Bus Operations For Coppell ISD

National Express | 28 April, 2017 | News
Durham School Services Slated To Run School Bus Operations For Coppell ISD

Warrenville, Ill – Durham School Services—a leading provider in student transportation—is expanding its operations in Texas, being selected to serve the Coppell Independent School District (ISD).

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Durham School Services Earns Ase Blue Seal Recognition – Spokane, WA

National Express | 28 April, 2017 | News
Durham School Services Earns Ase Blue Seal Recognition – Spokane, WA

Spokane, WA - Durham School Services, a leading provider of student transportation, earned recognition from the prestigious Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Blue Seal Program.   At least 75 percent of technicians performing diagnosis and repairs at a location must be ASE certified in order to qualify for the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition Program. Each area of service offered in the maintenance shop must be covered by at least one ASE-certified technician.

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Durham School Services Bus Tracker App in Centralia, Illinois

National Express | 6 February, 2017 | NELLC
Durham School Services Bus Tracker App in Centralia, Illinois

Centralia, IL - Durham School Services, a leading provider in student transportation, has launched the Durham Bus Tracker app—now available for the parents and guardians of Centralia City grade schools and Centralia JR High, School District # 135 in Centralia. The app allows them to view the location of their child’s bus in relation to their assigned bus stop.

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Stock Maintenance Tech Earns Ase Master Certification

National Express | 2 February, 2017 | NELLC
Stock Maintenance Tech Earns Ase Master Certification

Halifax, NS - Stock Transportation maintenance technician, Ian Moulaison, has earned the prestigious Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician certification.

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Durham Techinician Earns Ase Master School Bus Technician Certification

National Express | 27 January, 2017 | NELLC
Durham Techinician Earns Ase Master School Bus Technician Certification

Indianapolis, IN - Maintenance Technician Brad Miller with Durham School Services has earned the prestigious Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master School Bus Technician certification.

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Durham School Gets Perfect Score On Fleet Inspection By TxDPS

National Express | 17 January, 2017 | NELLC
Durham School Gets Perfect Score On Fleet Inspection By TxDPS

Brenham, TX - Durham School Services earned a perfect score of 100 percent on their recent fleet inspection by the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS).

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Dana Alvez Earns Ase Master School Bus Techinician Certification

National Express | 10 January, 2017 | NELLC
Dana Alvez Earns Ase Master School Bus Techinician Certification

Fairview, PA - Lead Maintenance Technician Dana Alvez with Durham School Services has earned the prestigious Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master School Bus Technician certification.

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Durham School Services Earns Ase Blue Seal Recognition

National Express | 23 August, 2016 | NELLC
Durham School Services Earns Ase Blue Seal Recognition

Everett, WA- Durham School Services, a leading provider in student transportation, maintenance team earned recognition from the prestigious Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Blue Seal Program.

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National Express Transit Receives Excellence Award From AzTA and Adot

National Express | 22 April, 2016 | NELLC
National Express Transit Receives Excellence Award From AzTA and Adot

Flagstaff, AZ - The Arizona Transit Association (AzTA) and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) held their 2016 Excellence Awards ceremony during their Annual Conference earlier this week in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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WESTMORELAND COUNTY TRANSIT DONATES SHOES TO SALVATION ARMY

National Express | 7 April, 2016 | NELLC
WESTMORELAND COUNTY TRANSIT DONATES SHOES TO SALVATION ARMY

Greensburg, PA - General Manager Gloria Housley of National Express Transit, parent company of Westmoreland County Transit, believes in partnering with the community. To initiate her first community outreach effort, she created the "Stomp Out the Cold" campaign on February 18, 2016. Housley and her team partnered together to achieve the goal of collecting two pairs of shoes every day for 50 days and donate them to the Salvation Army. The team embraced the challenge and went beyond and collectedover 250 pairs of gently worn shoes.

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SENATOR VAN TAYLOR VISITS DURHAM SCHOOL SERVICES TO SEE SAFETY IN ACTION

National Express | 25 February, 2016 | NELLC
SENATOR VAN TAYLOR VISITS DURHAM SCHOOL SERVICES TO SEE SAFETY IN ACTION

McKinney, TX- Durham School Services, a leading provider in student transportation, proudly received a visit from Van Taylor, State Senator, on Wednesday, February 24.

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