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Bus Driver in Death of Teen with Autism Pleads Not Guilty

Armando Ramirez, the substitute school bus driver in the Paul Lee case, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of dependent adult abuse. He was arrested last month after an…
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First Student Selects Latest School Bus Artwork Winner

School bus contractor First Student named second grader Richard Xu of Jericho, New York, as the newest winner of the company’s inagural artwork contest for his depiction of the theme,…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:11

Drivers File Discrimination Charges Against Bus Companies

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced Friday that it was filing claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board against…
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Place Transgender Bullying on School Bus Radar, Attorney Says

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit affirming transgender rights will affect student transporters in how they enforce bullying policies and respond to incidents, a…
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Webinar Discusses DPF Maintenance Challenges, Solutions

An STN Webinar dove into the polarizing and challenging issue of diesel particulate filter (DPF) maintenance, and how school bus operators can extend their service life and reduce repair costs.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 April 2016 15:16

NY Operation Safe Stop Targets Motorists, Legislation

New York held its 23rd annual Operation Stop Day in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies to target motorists across the state who illegally pass school buses.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 April 2016 16:08

When Every Drop Counts

Amid budget cuts and economic uncertainties, strict management of operating costs in school districts has become increasingly important. We sat down with Bobby Hayes, domestic sales manager at OPW Fuel…
  • Last modified on Friday, 06 May 2016 16:12

Tenn. Bus Driver Database Bill Closer to Becoming Law

Tennessee’s House Bill 577 is one step closer to becoming law after it unanimously passed the state Senate. If enacted, the bill would require the Department of Safety to maintain a…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 22:21

School Bus to Mars? Lockheed Martin Pilots Maiden Voyage

Lockheed Martin unveiled its “one-of-a-kind” school bus that delivers students with a Mars experience as part of the aerospace company’s new “Generation Beyond” STEM program.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:29

Roads Leading to (or Away From) Contracted Services

Long-term relationships can come from a simple school bus ride. Students spend a lot of time with their peers, trading stories about their classes, sports victories and fun field trips.…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 29 November -0001 16:00

Ride-Sharing Program for Kids Goes Bust

The dominance of the school bus remains unfettered. Long live the school bus. A San Francisco-based start-up that was referred to as the “Uber for kids” has stalled. The company…
  • Last modified on Friday, 15 April 2016 12:38

FMCSA Proposed Rule Would Ease CDL Requirements for Vets

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comments on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would make it even easier for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces to apply…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 16:01