Claudia Newton

Claudia Newton

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Turning the School Bus ‘Danger Zone’ into a Safety Zone

School buses are known to be the safest method of transporting kids to school—70 times safer than traveling by car. School bus design improvements and a variety of safety products and technologies all contribute to helping school buses maintain this distinction. Industry insight gathered on safety incidents involving school buses, however, shows that being outside of the bus, in the “Danger Zone,” poses the highest risk to children.

School Bus Routing Experts Provide Efficiency and Savings

First Student has been Fairfield, Connecticut’s Public Schools’ student transportation provider for more than 20 years. While the district performs its own bus routing, in the summer of 2017, Fairfield hired First Student’s Planning Solutions group, a dedicated team of routing experts, to conduct a comprehensive study of its route plan.

Proven Advice for Adding Lap-Shoulder Belts to Your School Buses

With NHTSA, NASDPTS, and now the NTSB calling for seat belts on new school buses, more districts than ever are getting onboard. Whether you’re just beginning to think about adding lap-shoulder belts, you’re on the verge of taking the plunge, or you’ve already upgraded and need a usage policy to get the most out of them, there’s someone you should meet.

2018 Rising SuperStars in School Transportation

For the past three years, School Transportation News has requested nominations of student transporters who are displaying leadership or innovation in their school bus operation, but who may have not received the public or industry-wide recognition that they deserve.