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NTSB Calls for ‘Urgent’ Exam of Baltimore Bus Driver Checks

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging the Maryland State Department of Education to conduct an independent and “objective examination” into the Baltimore City Public Schools bus driver qualification process…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:49

There's Nothing Accidental about Proper Risk Management

When a school bus accident occurs, it’s often just that—an unexpected and unintentional course of events leading to some kind of road collision. Other times they are not so accidental,…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:30

Cummins, Eaton Announce $600M Powertrain Joint Venture

Cummins Inc. and Eaton said they are stepping up an existing partnership with a joint venture to develop future generations of automated medium-and heavy-duty transmissions for global markets.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:28

San Bernardino School Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, 1 Injured

School buses were at the ready to transport students away from North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California after an apparent murder-suicide at the campus. 
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:44

Yarn is for Knitting, Not for Route Planning

If there’s one thing pupil transportation technology has in common with other technology it’s that innovation never stops, according to the experts who design it and those who rely on…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:31

Its A Gas! School Districts Look to Alt-Fuel Buses

Officials at KIPP Jacksonville Schools did not set out to establish two major milestones in student transportation this school year. They just wanted an efficient, cost-effective means of transporting the…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 09:41

The Current State of School Bus Route Optimization

When it comes to squeezing transportation departments for every last drop of monetary savings, optimized school bus routing is top of mind. Districts everywhere have turned, or are turning, to…
  • Last modified on Monday, 10 April 2017 14:38

Q'Straint Webinar Shares Principals of Mobility Securement

In the latest free webinar from SchoolTransportation News, sponsor Q’Straint and Sure-Lok presented "Securing Mobility Devices," a topic that focused on the importance of properly securing students who use wheelchairs and…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 06 June 2018 09:34

Sumwalt Assumes NTSB Acting Chairman Role

The National Transportation Safety Board announced that Robert L. Sumwalt once again is the agency's vice chairman, taking over the spot on the board from fellow Member Bella Dinh-Zarr. He…
  • Last modified on Monday, 03 April 2017 16:49

U.S. EPA, CARB Certify Blue Bird Gasoline Vision

Blue Bird announced that its Gasoline Vision school bus has received certification it exceeds the federal standard of 0.20 g/bhp-hr in nitrogen oxide emissions. EPA and the California Air Resources…
  • Last modified on Monday, 14 August 2017 13:24

Former Southwest Airlines CEO Putnam Added to STN EXPO

Howard Putnam, who led the fledgling Southwest Airlines in the late 1970s and early 1980s, will present an STN EXPO keynote address this summer following the event’s trade show.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:59

Chinese Company Invests in Alt-Fuel Engine Mfg. PSI

Power Solutions International (PSIX) has announced a strategic investment and collaboration agreement with a China-based global diesel engine designer, Weichai America Corporation.
  • Last modified on Monday, 27 March 2017 22:16