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Collaboration Needed to Improve Bus Behavior

There are many challenges that come with the job of driving a school bus, especially when students misbehave and cause distractions. A school bus company and elementary school in Palmer,…
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Retiring After a 45-Year-Long Ride

When Corrinne Norris started driving a school bus, Apollo 11 astronauts successfully landed on the moon, The Beatles released Abbey Road and Richard Nixon was sworn in as the 37th…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 14:07

CHP Concludes Investigation Into Fatal Motorcoach Crash

After a yearlong investigation, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) announced Friday that it is still unclear why a FedEx truck slammed into a motorcoach bus carrying high school students in Northern…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 16:27

Q&A: Transfinder CEO Discusses Contractor Partnerships

For the June issue of School Transportation News focusing on School Bus Contractors, we decided to explore the theme of partnerships that facilitate growth and new efficiencies.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 13:46

Insurance Rates Increase Curbed by Congress

Critics of increases to the federal insurance minimum requirements for passenger carriers, including school bus operators, applaud recent actions by the U.S. House of Representatives to stop the authority of…
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 May 2015 11:35

National Tire Safety Week Kicks off Sunday

Tires are the all-important connection between vehicle and road. National Tire Safety Week kicks off this month as a reminder that tire upkeep is vital component in driver, fleet and…
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 May 2015 10:14

Navistar Opens Proving Grounds

Navistar announced Monday the opening of its Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana. The company will use the site to test its products, including class 5-8 commercial trucks, school buses…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 May 2015 17:09

Boston School Buses Go Green

In an effort to reduce its environmental impact, Boston Public Schools (BPS) has committed to operating a portion of its bus fleet with propane autogas. The school district plans to…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:59

NCST Adjourns After Passing Resolutions on Safety, Eligibility Data

DES MOINES – The 16th National Congress of School Transportation tackled its remaining business Wednesday morning and adjourned after approving three resolutions, including one to communicate to federal officials the crucial…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 May 2015 13:54

Gabby's Law Passed by Florida Lawmakers

Donald Mair has fought to provide safe bus stops for students ever since a car struck his 12-year-old daughter Gabby shortly after being dropped off by her school bus five…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:46

‘Legal Routes’ Down to Final Issues

The first of the three last bimonthly issues of ‘Legal Routes’ is now available, with the next two following in July and September. Peggy Burns, editor-in-chief announced last fall that…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:52