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EPA Fines Mass. School Bus Company for Excessive Idling

Coppola Bus, Inc. paid an $18,000 penalty to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to settle claims of extended idling at the company’s Haverhill, Massachusetts bus lot north of Boston.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 14 June 2018 16:46

GPS Technology Targets School Bus Speeding

MAGTEC, a fleet management and tracking firm, conducted a recent pilot test in Canada that showed the power of GPS over other solutions (cameras, alerts and speed limiters) can help…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 31 May 2018 17:02

NHTSA Denies Petition to Amend School Bus Stop Regulation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ruled that there will be no altering FMVSS 108 to additionally warn motorists school buses are stopping to load or unload students.
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 09:31

Preliminary Report Inconclusive on Iowa School Bus Fire

The National Transportation Safety Board said investigators still do not know why a 74-year-old school bus driver and a 16-year-old student in Iowa were unable to evacuate the vehicle after…
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 09:35

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 NC 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 Thursday, 05 July 2018 12:21

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