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Pa. School Districts Warned Bus Driver Oversight is Lacking

Audits that were performed over an eight-year period discovered 10 school bus drivers across the Keystone State who should have been disqualified from their positions because of criminal convictions. In…
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Texas School District Brings Healthy Lifestyles to Employees

About 200 transportation staff members at San Antonio ISD learned about the advantages of healthy eating and living during an event that organizers say also benefits behind the wheel safety…
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Texas Provides Latest Round of Clean School Bus Funding

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced $6.2 million is available to school districts for purchasing alternative fuel school buses as well as retrofitting diesel buses.
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Latest Georgia School Bus Fatality Spurs Seat Belt Talk

An investigation continues into the cause of a school bus crash that killed a six-year-old girl, the state’s second student fatality in the past two months, and authorities are seeking…
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Seattle School Bus Drivers Union Strikes Again

Hundreds of First Student school bus drivers are walking off the job on Thursday for the second time in two months to protest what they call “substandard” healthcare and retirement…
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Calif. School Districts Take Advantage of Alt-Fuel Funding

As California churns the water with hundreds of millions of dollars in alternative fuel funds, a Sacramento school district will soon announce an RFP for electric and low-NOx school buses.…
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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.
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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…
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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.
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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