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FMCSA Declares Pa. School Bus Driver Imminent Hazard

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared school bus driver Jasmine Smith to be an imminent hazard to public safety, due to two instances of DUI…
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Webinar Shares Experiences with Propane School Buses

A free recorded webinar sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council provided the perspectives of two student transporters on the effects of propane school buses in their fleets.
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Zonar, Child Check-Mate Partner to Comply with Calif. Law

Ahead of a California requirement for the coming school year that all school buses must be equipped with approved child safety alert systems that prompt drivers to check for students…
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N.Y. Budget Includes School Bus Funding, Not Stop Arm Video

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation welcomed the inclusion of increased state transportation aid in the 2018-19 budget, but expressed disappointment that school bus stop arm cameras were not…
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NASDPTS Wants More States to Adopt School Bus Safety License Plates

The National Association for State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) is promoting a 50-state initiative to introduce specialty license plates that are aimed at educating the motoring public on…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 05 July 2018 11:47

Dallas-Area Districts Prepare to Select School Bus Contractor

As Dallas Independent School District prepares to take technology proposals from vendors to its school board this month, three other local school districts that formed a transportation cooperative in light…
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Florida Gov. Vetoes School Bus Funding for Reducing Traffic

Florida Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a budget measure that would have provided $1 million to Okaloosa County School District for purchasing 10 new school buses to alleviate traffic congestion near…
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ROUSH CleanTech Propane System Achieves HD-OBD Certification

The California Air Resources Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified ROUSH CleanTech’s propane autogas fuel system as complying with the heavy-duty onboard diagnostics (HD-OBD) regulation that has been…
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Trauma Damages Brains, Explains Behavior Outbursts

Student misbehavior on the school bus, especially in students with disabilities, indicates internal pain as a result of a variety of issues. That was a main theme of Lori Desautels’…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 15:39

Over Half of Colorado Districts on Four-Day School Week

School District 27J, located northeast of Denver, announced that it is implementing a four-day school week for the 2018-2019 school year, joining nearly 100 districts around the state that are operating…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 15:37