DANIEL ISLAND, S.C., Oct. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Student Transportation Inc. ("STI") (TSX:STB) (Nasdaq:STB), North America's third-largest provider of school bus transportation services, is showing its support of National Bullying Prevention Month with a company-wide "Bullying STOPS Here" campaign.
Continuing education is a high priority at STI which has created Student Transportation University (STU) to provide in-depth distance learning and training programs that include tips to establish a "positive bus environment" to help mitigate bullying on company buses. Drivers are trained to interact with their passengers and build trust; drivers and school bus aides encourage students to be good citizens while also supporting each school districts' rules and behavior expectations."Making our distance learning modules available to everyone in our STI family provides additional perspective and support to our local leadership teams and our drivers," said Pizzo. "Our learning modules on bullying awareness and prevention provide strategies for drivers like encouraging passengers to help create a healthy environment on our buses. This sends a message to our parents and communities that we truly care about the safety and security of their children." Profile Founded in 1997, STI is North America's third-largest and most progressive provider of school bus transportation services, operating more than 9,000 vehicles. Student Transportation's family of local companies delivers safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation solutions to school districts throughout the U.S. and Canada. Services are delivered by drivers, dispatchers, maintenance technicians, terminal managers and others who are caring members of their local communities. For more information, please visit www.rideSTBus.com. The Student Transportation Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=10886 The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.
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