Federal Legislation Targets School Bus Driver Backgrounds

The Safety for Our Schoolchildren Act introduced earlier this month by Sen. David Vitter would instruct all states and school districts nationwide to obtain FBI background checks on all new…
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'Steffi Crosser' Recognized by Districts as Top Product

There are thousands of products and technologies designed to help school district administrators and transportation directors perform their jobs better, whether that means improving safety or increasing efficiency. To aid…
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Understanding the Different School Bus Types

What does the term Type A school bus mean? The Type A school bus is one of seven vehicle types that can be manufactured to federal motor vehicle safety standards…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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