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Ohio School Bus Driver Saves Choking Student

Up-to-date safety training quickly put into action by a school bus driver ensured that one of her young student riders was alive to greet her the next day.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:56

Hurricane Season Looms But May Not Be as Bad as 2017

While weather models show that a normal to above-normal Atlantic hurricane season is likely, according to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), student transporters along the U.S. coasts might…
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School Bus Associations Respond to NTSB Recommendations

National school transportation industry associations issued both supporting and dissenting responses to a recent National Transportation Safety Board report examining two fatal school bus crashes. The report recommended, among other…
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Ohio School Bus Legend Sontag, Jr., Retiring in July

Not many people in their lifetime get to have an annual award named after them, but George Sontag, Jr., supervisor of transportation at Centerville City Schools in Ohio, has been honored that…
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NSTA Capitol Hill Testimony Reiterates FAST Act Importance

Former National School Transportation Association President Dale Krapf recommended that the House Transportation Committee direct the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not move forward with implementing a hike in…
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NTSB Concludes Multiple Failures in Fatal School Bus Crashes

The National Transportation Safety Board recommended adding collision avoidance systems and lap-shoulder seat belts to all new large school buses during a meeting held to examine the causes of two…
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Lawyers Begin Circling N.J. Bus Crash, Comment on Liability

UPDATE — JUNE 8 — On May 31, the USA Today Network reported that the New Jersey Department of Education “told the Paramus schools superintendent in December that a school bus…
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Extended School Bus Stop Arm Decreases Illegal Passing

Three school districts have found that extended stop arms help prevent motorists from illegally passing school buses that are stopped to pick up or drop off students.
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Eruptions, Fumes from Hawaiian Volcano Disrupt Schools

Eruptions and fissures near the Kilauea Volcano produced conditions resulting in governmental alerts, school closures and school bus route modifications on the Big Island.
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Drivers, Students Trained for Violent School Bus Scenarios

Realizing the importance of specific school bus security training for both drivers and student riders, school districts are implementing training specific to bus hijackings or active shooter situations.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 13:42