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Are School Bus Seat Belts Coming to Nashville, Tenn.?

The Nashville, Tennessee, Metro city council deferred until the new year a resolution that formally requests the local school board require all new school bus purchases include seat belts.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 08:29

Former Owner of Nelson Bus Company Passes Away

Howard Philip Nelson, who owned and operated the Wisconsin-based Nelson Bus Company with his brother, passed away on Dec. 1, 2016, at his home. He was 71.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 16:02

FMCSA Issues Final Rule on CDL Alcohol, Drug Clearinghouse

As promised last month during a school bus industry presentation in Kansas City, Missouri, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a final rule to create a national drug and…
  • Last modified on Friday, 02 December 2016 22:30

NHTSA Eyes National Campaign Targeting Illegal School Bus Passing

The federal government appears poised to rollout a program similar to “Click-it-or-Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” that would educate motorists nationwide on stopping for school buses.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 08 December 2016 14:45

NHTSA School Bus Meeting Seeks 'Road to Zero' Fatalities

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hosted a meeting Thursday in Washington, D.C. that discussed the risk factors associated with student transportation services nationwide and that seeks input from industry…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 01 December 2016 12:31

Estimated 40K Illegal School Bus Passing Incidents in NY

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation said data from its latest monthly, one-day count of motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses can no longer be ignored by lawmakers,…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 11:50

School Bus Co. Chief Apologizes for Chattanooga Tragedy

The president and CEO for the parent company of Durham School Services recorded an emotional apology for the fatal Nov. 21 crash near Chattanooga, Tennessee, that killed six students after…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:23

Prepping School Buses for Winter Weather a Year-Round Affair

Preparing bus fleets for equipment-abusing slush, snow, salt and cold is more than just a matter of being in the moment. Due to this, transportation directors often begin their winter…
  • Last modified on Friday, 02 December 2016 16:14

NTSB Releases Safety Improvement 'Most Wanted List' Video

The National Transportation Safety Board released a video of its annual list of critical changes the federal agency has deemed necessary to reduce transportation accidents and save lives.
  • Last modified on Monday, 28 November 2016 15:51

NTSB: Chattanooga School Bus Driver Deviated from Route

National Transportation Safety Board investigators have determined that Johnthony Walker was not supposed to be driving along Talley Road in the Brainerd section of Chattanooga, Tennessee, when he lost control…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 10:48

Police: Chattanooga School Bus Driver Was Not Drunk or High

The Chattanooga Police Department said Johnthony Walker, the driver in a school bus crash that killed six students and injured two dozen more, tested negative for alcohol and drugs.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 23:02