News

National School Bus Loading, Unloading Fatalities Double

Eight students were killed nationwide in the school bus loading and unloading zone, two by their own buses and six by passing vehicles, during the 2016-2017 school year. Four fatalities…
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 10:03

School Bus Drivers Strike in Southern California

School districts and contractor First Student respond to a school bus driver strike that is organized by the Teamsters 572 union and is leaving some Los Angeles area students without…
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 10:15

Industry Legend Ed Donn Retires from 247 Security

Industry icon George (Ed) Donn recently retired from school bus video surveillance and management company 247 Security, Inc. to conclude a 43-year career in student transportation. Career highlights include a…
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 11:09

Maryland Bill Would Require Roadside School Bus Inspections

Most county transportation directors oppose a new state bill currently in the U.S. Senate that would require public school buses to comply with all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for…
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 09:45

Wiring to Blame in North Carolina School Bus Fires

Checks on all North Carolina school buses are recommended, as an investigation concludes that engine wiring was the cause in two school bus fires in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) district…
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 10:22

Student Safety Prioritized Amid Winter Challenges

With harsh winter weather pounding the midwestern and eastern regions of the U.S., school officials are responding to complaints about repeated school cancelations.
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 10:37

NSTA Readies for Midwinter Meeting

The National School Transportation Association’s midwinter meeting will be held from Saturday, Jan. 20, to Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Maui, Hawaii. 
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 10:50

Fire Destroys Most of Oklahoma District’s School Buses

Surrounding districts are stepping up to help after a fire broke out at the Wyandotte Public Schools bus barn in northeastern Oklahoma and destroyed 10 of the district’s 15 school…
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 10:58

Venture Capital Group to Acquire Safe Fleet

It’s business as usual for Safe Fleet and its transportation fleet brands following an announcement of a pending sale to Oak Hill Capital Partners.
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 11:06

Getting Tough on New York’s Illegal School Bus Passers

The New York School Bus Contractors Association strongly supports a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to increase fines on motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 11:27

NYAPT Supports Gov. Cuomo on School Bus Safety Measures

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation voiced support for several school transportation-focused proposals made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State speech.
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 11:39