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Founded in 1965, Leonard Bus Sales is a third generation family-owned company and recognized leader in the distribution and support of quality, environmentally-friendly school buses. Our commitment to passenger safety and determination to give our customers the best is what drives us to provide industry-leading buses and award-winning customer support. Striving to give our customers the best support in the industry is no easy task; it takes a team of professionals committed to excellence who are willing to go above and beyond.
The New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR) is New York’s premier provider of property and casualty insurance for school districts and BOCES. Our insurance programs are custom- built and designed specifically for K–12 schools and BOCES across New York State. NYSIR is a fully licensed not-for-profit insurance company that treats its subscribers like family. These subscribers get five key benefits:
Commitment to quality, service and value.
Founded in 1967 by Robert and Justine Matthews, the company has four locations throughout New York State - Ballston Spa, Dansville, Poughkeepsie, and Syracuse.
Our success has been achieved through the hard work and dedication of our employees. As we surpass 50 years in business, we have renewed our commitment to being a leader in the school bus and commercial transportation industry. Our continued success comes from our simple core value, handed down from Robert Matthews, and infused in all that we do at Matthews. Matthews Buses has grown through our commitment to quality, service, and value.
Blue Bird buses have led the transportation industry for over 80 years with their hallmark safety, comfort, and design innovation.
New York Bus Sales is a full-service dealership, offering expert technical support for all of the buses we sell. We have been specializing in quality customer service since 1950—if you have a transportation need, we have your solution.
In 2014, Blue Bird recognized New York Bus Sales for leadership in alternative fuel buses. Please see our propane autogas buses, available in the Vision and Micro Bird models for school and commercial use.
The mission statement of New York Bus Sales is to provide safe, dependable transportation vehicles for our customers with courteous and professional service to meet their needs. Understanding our customer's objectives is what guides us toward providing practical and economical solutions to their problems.
First Light Safety Products is a leading manufacturer in safety equipment for the school bus and transportation industry, specializing in LED technology.
Our innovative, patent-pending illumination technology makes commuting safer by enabling the school bus to be seen at greater distances, multiple angles, all times of the day, and in dangerous weather conditions; resulting in improved motorist recognition and awareness of the school bus.
Bird Bus Sales & Service is the full service dealer of Blue Bird products in lower New York. We cater to all transportation needs of school districts, government agencies, bus contractors and much more. Parts, sales, and service; Bird Bus is the name you can TRUST. We know that you have high expectations, and as a dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards every time!”
Transfinder Corporation was founded in 1988. Based in Schenectady, New York, the birthplace of innovation, Transfinder is a leader in logistics software, providing intelligent solutions to schools, municipalities and adult care facilities.
Transfinder develops routing, scheduling and fleet maintenance solutions for optimal transportation logistics.
To provide superior value for our clients by delivering faster, safer and smarter solutions. Transfinder has built the safest, most efficient transportation management and communication solutions designed for school districts and municipal governments and their stakeholders. Transfinder combines its superior solutions with its award-winning service, establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with every client that is built upon respect, confidence, integrity and mutual trust.
Used extensively by more than 2,000 school districts and municipalities in 47 states, Transfinder is the industry leader in several states, including Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, Mississippi, New York, and Texas. The company also holds approved vendor status in Idaho and Illinois.
Recognized as one of the easiest and most intuitive tools for transportation routing, scheduling, planning and communications, Transfinder’s solutions enable school districts to provide:
Safe, efficient, and cost-effective student transportation;
Seamless GPS integration;
School Bus Routing;
Comprehensive field trip management;
School Bus Camera integration; and
Online outreach to parents and the community.
Our passion is empowering our clients.
With over 150 combined years of experience and service, the Auto-jet team is committed to responsiveness and consistency. Count on Auto-jet's knowledgeable staff to meet your specifications, on time and on budget.
Learn more at auto-jet.com or by calling 800-247-5391.