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Transportation Taps Fed Funding for Full-Time Head Start

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded roughly $290 million to hundreds of Head Start and Early Head Start programs around the country to expand the hours of…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 17:24

IMMI Looks to Steering Wheels to Drive Company Growth

IMMI, the parent company of SafeGuard school bus seats and occupant restraint systems, is expanding its product line to include commercial steering wheels after acquiring Vehicle Improvement Products.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 10:04

S.C. Superintendent Calls for School Bus System Revamp

At a press conference at the South Carolina State House, Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman addressed ongoing concerns with the state-owned school buses and outlined her plan to overhaul its current…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 12:05

A Protected Bus

On July 15, 1976, armed men abducted the passengers and driver of a California school bus, driving them 11 hours to the outskirts of the San Francisco Bay Area and…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 09:03

CSRS Decisions During IEP Avoid Seclusion, Restraint Issues

With updated federal guidelines on the limited use of seclusion and restraint for students with disabilities, student transporters need to communicate the use of child safety restraint systems (CSRS) to avoid…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 09:13

North Carolina State Director Announces Retirement

The long-time transportation section chief for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and past president of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, Derek Graham, said he plans…
  • Last modified on Monday, 09 January 2017 16:02

Final Word?

New federal rules attempt to raise safety standards for school bus drivers amid high-profile crashes but can do little to predict future behavior.
  • Last modified on Friday, 06 January 2017 14:37

Arrington Leaves TSA, Spearheaded First Observer Revamp

After more than 14 years with Transportation Security Administration, William “Bill” Arrington said he is leaving the agency, his retirement effective the end of the day on Friday.
  • Last modified on Friday, 06 January 2017 10:37

EPA Announces Latest School Bus Rebate Awards

School districts and private contractor companies in 88 communities in 27 states are divvying up $7.7 million in EPA rebates to replace or retrofit older diesel school buses.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 05 January 2017 14:51

Protecting School Bus Safety, Views from the Front Lines

This past November, attendees of the 2016 NAPT Summit conference took part in a TSA security demonstration where local law enforcement exhibited the capabilities of their tactical units in terminating…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 05 January 2017 14:38

California School-Bus Child Check Law Goes into Effect

Several states around the country enacted new laws that took effect at the start of 2017, with a few focusing on the school bus, including California’s SB 1072 that requires…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 09:27

United Motorcoach Association to Replace Retiring Parra

A North American search committee is working on a transition plan to identify a new president and CEO after longtime UMA leader Victor Parra announced his retirement late last year.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 10:51