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Updated: Tropical Storm Harvey Floods Houston, Hits Louisiana

Hurricane Harvey has since been downgraded to a tropical storm as it now affects Lousiana, where authorities also remain on high alert, but the deluge and resulting floods in Houston have…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 16:26

IIHS: Vehicle Crash-Avoidance Systems Reduce Injuries

As lane-departure warnings and blind-spot detection systems become an option for school buses, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety published research that claims the technology could have prevented more than…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 31 August 2017 09:59

Cummins Unveils First Electric Commercial Truck Concept

Utilizing the same engine power school buses rely upon, Cummins pulled back the curtain on a Class 7 truck to demonstrate the company’s range of technologies, including the first electrified…
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School Bus Driver Arrested for DUI While Driving Kids

A Walton County School District bus driver was arrested in the middle of her route and later fired for driving while under the influence with 31 children on board the…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 August 2017 20:49

Texas Districts Prepare to Meet School Bus Seat Belt Mandate

With three-point seat belts required on Texas school buses starting on Sept. 1, 2017, some districts are sharing their thoughts and plans on complying with the new requirements. 
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 16:26

NSTA Golden Merit Award Recipients Share Focus

The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) recognized  nine school bus contractors last month at the Annual Convention and Meeting for exemplifyng leadership in service, safety and community. STN followed up…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 24 August 2017 16:35

STI Names Vaughan Head of New School Transportation Group

School bus contractor Student Transportation, Inc. (STI) named Patrick Vaughan as president of a newly formed School Transportation Group to focus on the company's range of pupil transportation services.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 24 August 2017 13:42

Kansas Draws More Attention to Illegal School Bus Passing

A voluntary survey conducted by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) at the request of the Kansas Highway Patrol revealed almost 10,000 motorists illegally passing Kansas school buses over…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 15:40

Transportation Staff Reenergized with Safety Extravaganza

At San Antonio ISD, an interactive, engaging safety training for the transportation staff has the whole department in high spirits and ready to take on the new school year. 
  • Last modified on Thursday, 17 August 2017 13:11

Bus Company in Paul Lee Case Sues School District

The school district that a 19-year-old, non-verbal student with autism attended when he died nearly two years ago from heat-related injuries after being locked in a school bus all day…
  • Last modified on Monday, 14 August 2017 08:29

Benefits of Propane School Buses Explained Amid VW Funds

ROUSH CleanTech has been developing cutting-edge propane engine technology for Ford vehicles and Blue Bird school buses since 2010, and now encourages a "data driven" approach for districts looking to…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 10 August 2017 17:24