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Industry Mourns Passing of Former METRO and SBF Publisher, Frank Di Giacomo


Former METRO and School Bus Fleet (SBF) Publisher Frank Di Giacomo passed away in Cherry Hill, N.J., on May 9 at the age of 84. Di Giacomo played a significant role in the public transportation, private motorcoach, and pupil transportation industries, having been associated with Bobit Business Media since 1981.

During his tenure, Di Giacomo served as publisher for both SBF and METRO, shaping the direction and content of the magazines. His colleagues remember him as a mentor and friend who embodied integrity and professionalism throughout his career. Di Giacomo was also actively involved in industry organizations such as APTA and NAPT, where he contributed to various committees and received awards for his outstanding service.

Upon his retirement in 2021, Di Giacomo was recognized as Publisher Emeritus for METRO and SBF and was granted a lifetime membership in APTA’s Business Member Board of Governors. His impact extended beyond the publishing realm, as he championed the interests of motorcoach operators through his involvement with industry associations, including ABA and the United Motorcoach Association.

Di Giacomo’s legacy is celebrated by colleagues and peers who remember him as an inspiration and a pillar of the transportation community. His visitation and funeral will be held on May 15 in Cherry Hill, NJ, where friends and family can pay their respects.

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