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Survey: NY Illegal School Bus Passings Require Legislation

While the number of motorists who illegally pass school buses fell this month, the New York Association for Pupil Transportation said immediate action is needed by parents, community leaders and…
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EPA: Clean Diesel Grants Net $12.6B in Health Benefits

A new report from the U.S. EPA claims that $520 million in grant funds awarded from 2009 throught 2013 has helped to reduce 1,700 premature deaths and $11 billion in…
  • Last modified on Monday, 28 March 2016 10:14

First Student Supports Flint Community During Water Crisis

Employees of First Student locations in Michigan have been working to collect, deliver and distribute water bottles to residents of the city of Flint. The city’s water supply is contaminated…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 20:02

Illinois Legislation Aims to Increase On-Time School Buses

A bill introduced last month in the Illinois General Assembly would create a five-year pilot program to test if opening up shoulder lanes on state highways would increase school bus…
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Seating Is Believing

While the yellow bus is the safest way for students to get to school, students with disabilities may in some cases require additional support to ensure their full safety, such…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 12:51

'Bodies Were Ricocheting' During Indiana School Bus Crash

A horrific rollover of a school bus transporting high school basketball players to a playoff game miraculously resulted in no life-threatening injuries but the incident provided the most recent sparks…
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TSD: Necessity of Direct Interactions, Broad Compassion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Collaboration, training and dignity are themes that dominated the discussions during this year's  25th Annual TSD Conference's training sessions on transporting students with disabilities and preschoolers.
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Defusing Violence in Students Requires Empathy, Consistency

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A session at the TSD Conference explored how young children exposed to violence at home can act out on school buses, and how student transporters can recognize…
  • Last modified on Friday, 18 March 2016 17:21

Bluth Closes TSD Career with Lessons Learned

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — TSD Conference attendees heard from transportation compliance expert Dr. Linda F. Bluth for a final time, as she discussed the topic of Individual Education Programs, or IEPs,…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:16

Communication, Innovation Needed for Specialized Transport

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Student transporters need to not only think outside the box but do so smartly by communicating with school staff, parents and students when determining and executing specialized…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:12

Coping with Student Emergencies and Employee Relations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The third day of the TSD Conference covered an array of topics — some to the benefit of transportation departments busing special needs students, while others worked…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 13 March 2016 21:54

Texas Team Wins 2016 Special Needs Roadeo Crown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 20th National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo is scheduled for next March in Frisco, Texas, outside of Dallas, and fittingly two locals prepared for the event in…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:14

Collaborating With Physical Therapists

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Saturday session at the Transporting Students with Disabilities Conference focused on physical therapy and transportation services, specifically how the two groups can better work together for…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 13 March 2016 08:27

How to Better Serve Families of Children with Autism

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With one in 110 children diagnosed with a spectrum disorder, the growing number of parents who are struggling to deal with the issues of autism provides student…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 13 March 2016 07:53