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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.
  • Last modified on Friday, 02 February 2018 15:18

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 Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:45

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 Thursday, 08 February 2018 16:48

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 Wednesday, 24 January 2018 10:39

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 that includes a place…
  • Last modified on Friday, 19 January 2018 10:49

Md. Bill Would Require Roadside School Bus Inspections

Most county transportation directors oppose a new state bill currently in the Senate that would require public school buses to comply with all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for maintenance,…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 10:56

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 Monday, 22 January 2018 09:03

South Carolina Legislature Overrides School Bus Funding Veto

The South Carolina Department of Education will purchase approximately 210 new school buses with the $20.5 million in procurement funds that Gov. Henry McMaster vetoed last year.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:43

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 Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:56

Calif. Unveils New Child Reminder Regulation for School Buses

California school districts have more information on what they need to do to equip all school buses with child reminder systems before the start of next school year, following the…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 21 January 2018 13:51

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 Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:32

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, 02 February 2018 15:59