Wi-Fi Connectivity on the School Bus Gains Ground

For some students across the country, the school bus ride can be very long, cutting into time that could otherwise be spent on homework or other activities.  In today’s tech-dependent world, it is becoming more common for homework assignments and other academic activities to involve connectivity or some type of mobile device.

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Pilot Program Brings Wi-Fi to Miami School Buses

Certain students who attend Miami-Dade County Public Schools are relishing in the use of Wi-Fi on their school buses with the implementation of a pilot program for the current school year.

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EPA and NHTSA Discuss GHG, Fuel Economy Phase 2 Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) settled in Long Beach, California outside of Los Angeles on Tuesday to hear public comments from various stakeholders concerning the proposed Phase 2 standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase fuel efficiency for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

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Roundup: Sinkhole Swallows Bus, Toy Guns Riles Up Police

Students aboard a Maize South High School bus in Wichita, Kansas, were relieved to know that the collective, sinking feeling they all experienced was actually the bus they were on dipping into a sinkhole. The bus was parked near the school when its rear left tire began to sink through the pavement. While students were on the bus, no injuries were reported. Parents were alerted of the developing situation, which turned out to be a sinkhole that measured 7 feet by 6 feet, and administrators reported that routes would be delayed while a solution is formed.

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NHTSA Asked to Study School-Bus Seat, Seat-Belt Integrity

The School Bus Manufacturers Technical Council has petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to determine if the structural integrity of the school bus seating and restraint system needs to be changed, stating that it is in the best position to undertake an analysis of FMVSS No. 222. The request came in response to a National Transportation Safety Board recommendation regarding three-point belts for school buses.

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