Tech companies Zonar and Transfinder Corp. are teaming up to provide Cabell County Public Schools in West Virginia with a one-two punch when it comes to keeping track of buses and students.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed a new rule to enhance rollover structural integrity of motorcoaches and "over-the-road" buses in the event of a crash to improve roof strength. The proposal comes on the heels of a new requirement implemented last year to require lap-shoulder seat belts on motorcoaches to improve passenger safety.
Launi Schmutz-Harden, the transportation administrator at Washington County School District in St. George, Utah, was the recipient of the 2014 Peter Grandolfo Memorial Award of Excellence last Tuesday at the STN EXPO in Reno, Nevada.The eighth-annual award recognized Schmutz-Harden for her dedication to the safe transportation of all students nationwide but especially those with disabilities.
Don L. Collins, the architect of Collins Bus in the early 1970s, will be laid to rest this Friday in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, after passing away July 29 at home in Florida. He was 83.
At the STN EXPO on Sunday, attendees had the opportunity to watch a live demonstration with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and SWAT deputies showing effective responses to high-risk situations involving school buses, such as hijacking.
Successful school bus district and contractor operations supervisors, safety supervisors and maintenance supervisors are heavily involved in setting specific targets for key performance indicators (KPIs) most closely tied to regulatory requirements, local work environment, fleet characteristics and driver performance.