COSTA Preferred Vendors & Associate Members

Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the manufacture or distribution of equipment, materials, or supplies, or services not otherwise classified, to Active Members is eligible for Associate Membership. Associate Members are not operators of school buses.

Communications Systems

Goosetown Communications

Voice, Security And Connectivity Solutions For K-12 Schools And Higher Education In The Northeast US. Since, 1990 Goosetown Communications has been supporting some of the largest school districts across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island with their mission critical communications and security. We do not just say we put our customers first; we live it every day by going above and beyond to ensure their satisfaction 365/24/7. Whether you are an administrator for an entire school district, a K-12 school, or a college or university, you understand the critical role that communications, video surveillance, access control and connectivity all play when it comes to the safety, security and productivity of your students and administration.

At Goosetown we work with schools, school districts and higher education campuses to identify their unique end-to-end solution requirements, and then we design, install, optimize, and manage their wireless technology needs to meet and exceed their expectations. With over 85 employees, Goosetown services the Northeast from three locations, including Bloomfield and Guilford, CT and Congers, NY. Our team is experienced, trained, and certified in multiple areas of communications and security solutions. We provide integrated communications solutions across disparate networks, locations, and technologies. By combining the latest in wireless technologies and developing a deep understanding of your needs, we can offer you truly integrated solutions whether it is to a single location, campus, or school district.

Address: 58 N. Harrison Avenue, Congers, NY 10920 | Phone: (203) 205-0475


New England Transit Sales, Inc.

Since our 1977 inception, New England Transit Sales, Inc. (NETS) has worked hard to become the region’s leading school bus dealership providing Sales, Service, Parts and Graphics to its Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island customers.

The dealership’s first 18 years were spent representing Carpenter. For the last 20 years we have been a successful dealership for Thomas Better Built buses offering models C2, Minotaur, and MVP; with available options such as radios, GPS devices, handicap, and wheelchair lifts to name a few.

Beginning with our industry expert Sales Team with a combined 100 years of knowledge, our 11,200 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Service Department, and second-to-none Parts Department, New England Transit Sales, Inc. provides a convenient, full-service solution to customers, enabling a quick and easy return to their business of transportation.

While waiting for your parts order and/or vehicle, we invite you to take advantage of our comfortable, well-appointed customer lounges, restrooms, complimentary coffee, and access to vending machines.

Address: 530 Progress Ave., Tyngsboro, MA 01879 | Phone: (978) 649-0777

Energy & Fuel

Hocon Gas, Inc.

Drive Your Business Forward with Propane Autogas- Count on Hocon Gas for top-notch Propane Autogas Service and a competitive Propane Autogas price. More businesses are discovering the advantages of Propane Autogas. Offering savings of 30% to 50% versus retail gasoline or diesel, this clean, efficient alternative motor fuel is ideal for commercial fleets. This includes delivery trucks, maintenance vans, school buses, taxi fleets, and shuttle buses, as well as forklifts and mowing and lawn equipment.

First-of-its-Kind Multi-Fuel Travel Center Features Autogas. Propane achieved another significant win in the clean energy debate with the opening of a multi-fuel travel center in Hartford, Connecticut on June 18, 2021. 3 years in the making, this is the only multi-alternative fuels travel center in the United States. Propane autogas refueling infrastructure and a dozen propane-powered vehicles featured alongside electricity and hydrogen underscores the vital position our energy has in achieving America’s net-zero emissions goals. Read More.
Propane motor fuels reduce greenhouse emissions, as well as providing:
  • reduced fuel costs
  • lower maintenance
  • extended engine life
  • domestically sourced fuel
  • increased range

Your customers will be impressed, too, because with Propane Autogas, you can show them you are using a domestic fuel that has lower fuel emissions than gasoline or diesel with no chance of spillage.

It’s more affordable than you think! Hocon Gas can help you convert to clean, efficient propane motor fuels for your commercial fleet and help you set up a propane fueling station at your facility, or provide on-site fueling on a scheduled basis via our delivery trucks. We can also help you qualify for cash incentives.

Please click here to learn more about how Propane Autogas can benefit your business.

Contact us to learn more about Propane Autogas, Propane Autogas service and Propane Autogas systems. Hocon Gas—serving Norwalk, Torrington, Waterbury, Danbury, Guilford, Suffield, Shelton and surrounding towns in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts.

Address: 6 Armstrong Rd, Shelton, CT 06484 | Phone: (203) 451-4231

Equipment & Body


Since 1963, BraunAbility has set the standard for commercial and public-use mobility transportation products. Our decades of expertise means you can always count on our products meeting the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Just as importantly, our commercial wheelchair accessible vehicles and lifts are designed to meet your specific needs, with performance, safety, and reliability that will keep your fleet up and running day after day, year after year.

When you make a purchase from BraunAbility, you are getting more than just a product — you are also getting our people. Our customer service team is simply unrivaled, at every level, in every way. We work to find you the ideal mobility transportation solution, no matter the requirements, complexity, or scale. And after your purchase, we will work just as hard to offer you all the service and repair support you need.

BraunAbility’s goal is simple: to be the one-stop-shop for all your mobility transportation needs.

Address: 631 West 11th Street, Winamac, IN 46996 | Phone: (800) 946-7513


USI Insurance Services, LLC

USI Insurance Services, LLC provides property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, and company retirement plans. 

USI began in 1994 with a single office of $6.5 million of revenue and 40 associates. Today, USI has more than $2.5 billion in revenue and over 10,000 associates across 200+ offices nationwide.

USI has served over 500,000 clients meeting their property & casualty, employee benefit, personal risk and retirement needs nationwide. We have more than 150 years of consulting and brokerage experience through our acquired agencies, with local offices dating back in their communities as far as the late 1800s. USI combines industry leading national capabilities delivered through longstanding, passionate and committed local service teams. USI stands for Understand, Service and Innovate. At USI we work to Understand the specific needs of our clients, to provide an unparalleled local Service experience, and to Innovate with cutting edge solutions so our clients can continue to invest and grow.

The power of USI, and our ability to bring best-in-class solutions and services to our clients and our communities, is achieved through the collective knowledge and experience of our professionals coming together as ONE.

Address: 530 Preston Ave, 3rd Floor, Meriden, CT 06450 | Phone: (860) 549-7433

Safety & Compliance

Gregory & Howe, Inc.

Gregory & Howe, Inc. has been managing drug and alcohol compliance programs nationally since 1989. Our dedicated associates have the experience, knowledge and resources to provide our clients with the ongoing support they need to most efficiently administer their company’s program. Gregory & Howe is acutely aware of the impact these corporate and mandated safety and compliance requirements have on our client’s sustainability and safety. By rigorously integrating these services in conjunction with our consultative role, our clients can depend on us to consistently provide superior service and continuous support for all of your drug, alcohol, and compliance program management needs.

Address: Two Corporate Dr, Suite 645, Shelton, CT 06484 | Phone: (203) 929-5750

  • Professionally managed programs

  • Full service all under one roof

  • Drug & Alcohol program management

  • Drug testing management program

  • Regulatory compliance specialists

  • Background checks

  • FMCSA & DOT compliance

  • Cost effective

Northeast Onsite Services, LLC

Northeast Onsite Services, LLC offers drug and alcohol program management, FMCSA Clearinghouse management, and CT STV-D & A management. 

Keith R. Gosselin started in the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry in 1994. He has been a DOT Qualified Collector, Breath Alcohol Technician and Trainer for a nationwide Third Party Administrator of Drug and Alcohol Testing (TPA). In November 2008 he became a Certified Instructor on the Intoximeters RBT IV.

With the help of his wife, Christine, Keith opened Northeast Onsite Services, LLC, a small company based in Northeast Connecticut that specializes in Onsite Drug, Alcohol and DNA testing. Whether you need a single test or need to test your company, Northeast Onsite Services is here to help.

In September 2022, Northeast Onsite Services added a full-service Employer Laboratory and collection site to their Brooklyn Connecticut location. Their new business entity is NOS Employer Lab Services.

Address: 214 Providence Rd, Suite A, Brooklyn, CT 06234 | Phone: (860) 652-5766