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The growing problem of a school bus driver shortage threatens the transportation programs of many schools nationwide while also compromising student safety. Several news reports in recent weeks have shown…
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KSDE Cites 10 Student Deaths in Bus Zones; More Reported

Ten students were killed in the school bus loading and unloading zone during the 2013-2014 school year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Kansas State Department of Education.…
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Suspect Identified in Fatal Bus Stop Accident

Twelve-year-old Jazmin Hernandez of Glenwood, Arkansas was hit Monday afternoon when a vehicle failed to yield to her stopped school bus, and died the following day. The driver of the…
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NYAPT: Nearly 18K 'Fly-Bys' in One Day

Last week there were no reported student fatalities around school buses or bus stops during National School Bus Safety Week, which is welcome news after recent tragedies in Arkansas and…
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Security Symposium Speakers Urge Bus Driver Training

PHOENIX - School bus drivers should be trained to recognize abrupt personality changes and other aberrant behavior in their riders to help prevent the gun violence plaguing school campuses from…
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Maine District Chooses Propane for School Buses

The Sanford School District in Maine added 31 new propane autogas school buses to its fleet, marking its first venture into alternative fuels.
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Police Cite 'Human Error' in Bus Drill Accident

One month after police began investigating the death of a school bus driver, they have concluded that "human error" by a student caused the bus to run over Laura Zborowski…
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NSTA Awards Scholarships to School Bus Drivers

Five school bus drivers from across North America won a combined $1,000 in scholarships from the National School Transportation Association to continue their safety education.
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Thomas Built Buses Expands Production, Adds Jobs

Thomas Built Buses announced yesterday an investment of $11.8 million to increase capacity and add up to 236 jobs in their High Point, North Carolina plant.
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Workers at Thomas Built Buses Facility Get New Contract

Thomas Built Buses announced United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 5287 ratified a new four-year contract for workers at the bus company's manufacturing facility in High Point, North Carolina.
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Brandon Billingsley of Heavy Duty Bus Parts Passes Away

Brandon Billingsley, president of Heavy Duty Bus Parts and UltraLED, passed away suddenly in his sleep Tuesday morning from an apparent heart attack while on a fishing trip in Mexico.…
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Companies Promote School Bus Safety Week

The theme "At my stop, you stop" is being echoed across North America this week as National School Bus Safety Week kicked off on Monday.
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School Bus Safety, Teen Driver Safety Weeks Overlap

Even as National School Bus Safety Week kicked off, a new report confirms what the student transportation industry and traffic safety experts have known to be true for years: Motor…
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N.Y. School Bus Contractors Call for Bus Safety Legislation

In honor of School Bus Safety Week, from Oct. 20 to 24, the New York School Bus Contractors Association (NYSBCA) is supporting tougher bus safety legislation. Robert Pape, the organization's…
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