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North Carolina: Out with Thomas and in with Blue Bird?

Though a final decision is pending, North Carolina appears to be set to award its 2010 bus bid to Blue Bird, marking an about face from a historic alliance with…
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Musing about Monitors

There has been a spate of recent legal decisions and media headlines that have made me think about the relationship between drivers and paraprofessionals on school transportation vehicles. I’m using…
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Child Sexual Predators are Premeditated, Not Opportunistic

The 2007 abduction of then 13-year-old Ben Ownby from his bus stop in Missouri suggests that child sexual predators "cruise" bus stops looking for any child that is unescorted. While…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

So Much for Compartmentalization in New Airplane Design

School bus safety is predicated on the concept of compartmentalization, the safety envelope provided to students by the cushioned high back bench seats that are supposed to keep the children…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

Beating on a School Bus

The Belleville Police Department in Illinois released this video today. You can hear the school bus driver repeatedly telling students to sit down as the student is beaten.News reports say…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42