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Northeast Blizzard Keeps Schools Closed, Buses Grounded

Many schools throughout the Northeast were closed Tuesday and were expected to remain that way Wednesday, with school buses grounded as a result, as the so-called "Blizzard of 2015" continued…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 16:05

NYAPT Urges Re-training After Dragging Incidents

Three times is not always a charm but, rather, an alarm. This week saw a third case in Upstate New York of a student being dragged by a school bus…
  • Last modified on Friday, 06 March 2015 13:26

Proposed Bus Bills Focus on Safety, Alt Fuels

This legislative session has brought the introduction of a number of bills related to student transportation. These bills span across many different issues within the industry, including student safety and…
  • Last modified on Friday, 23 January 2015 10:14

Four Teens Killed in Tragic Accidents

In recent weeks, four students lost their lives in school transportation–related accidents, three of them as pedestrians en route to their bus stops. Two high school students were killed within…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 22 January 2015 11:53

Couple on Scene of Bus-Train Crash at State of the Union

The North Dakota couple who were the first to arrive on scene of the fatal school bus-train collision in Larimore on Jan. 5 attended President Obama's State of the Union…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 13:25

On Call: Preparing for Emergencies

Whether the threat is a violent attacker, angry protesters or lashing storms, school transportation officials must be prepared to mobilize drivers and buses if their campuses, or entire community, require…
  • Last modified on Friday, 23 January 2015 10:37

School Bus Contractors Meet in San Diego

The National School Transportation Association opened its 2015 Mid-Winter Meeting Monday, marking the beginning of the school bus contractor organization's second half-century in existence.
  • Last modified on Monday, 19 January 2015 17:21

Exercise Program Keeps Bus Drivers Moving

Though school bus drivers spend most of their day sitting, people may not realize that it can be a strenuous job. Medical experts agree that sitting for long periods can…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 10:08

EPA Lists School-Bus Replacement Grant Winners

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the names of 76 school districts across the nation that were randomly selected to receive a share of $3 million in federal grants to…
  • Last modified on Friday, 16 January 2015 07:50

Kansas Bill Aims to Protect Unemployed Private Bus Drivers

A bill being debated in the Kansas Legislature would amend state law to secure unemployment benefits for privately contracted school bus drivers. It would continue to exempt from benefits those…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 10:01

Web App Simplifies Bus Inspection Reports

State police administrators know all too well the challenges of keeping track of thousands of annual school bus inspections, so recently the Michigan State Police (MSP) created a paperless solution:…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:49

Rosekind Named New NHTSA Administrator

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced last week that Mark Rosekind is the new administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, after a nomination from President Barack Obama…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 15 January 2015 15:03