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School Bus Safety Co. Releases New Driver Training Course

As reported in the November edition of School Transportation News, the School Bus Safety Company has released revised and expanded version of its Driver Training Course and is also offering…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 11:17

EPA Extends Deadline for $7M for Clean Diesel Program

The National School Transportation Association reported that the U.S. EPA extended its due date for applications for the 2015 National Clean Diesel Rebate Program till 5 p.m. EST on Nov.…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 13:37

Expanded Bendix Brake Facility to Meet Increased Demand

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake’s new expanded wheel-end production facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is in the process of winning an award from the local chamber of commerce.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 11:20

Q&A: Trish Reed Discusses IC Bus' Safety Features

Safety is one of the most important issues in the school bus industry. For School Bus Safety Week last week, we interviewed Trish Reed, vice president and general manager of…
  • Last modified on Friday, 30 October 2015 12:49

White House Recognizes Special Needs Expert Dr. Marilyn Bull

Dr. Marilyn Bull, one of the nation’s preeminent medical experts in transporting students with disabilities, was recognized by the White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation earlier this month…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 29 October 2015 14:29

Investigators Seek Answers in Alabama School Bus Stop Death

The investigation continues into the death of 5-year-old Bissiah Hedges, who was killed early Monday morning when his Macon County, Alabama school bus driver struck him as she pulled away…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:47

NTSB Unveils Sweeping Report on Tire Failure

Following a string of tire-related accidents that killed 12 and injured 42 in Florida, Louisiana, Arizona and California, the National Transportation Safety Board initiated a special investigation into the factors…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 16:36

Forecasting

For many school administrators, the decision to delay or close schools due to wet, snowy or frigid weather is one of the most important and difficult they have to make.…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 29 November -0001 16:00

Nevada Police Ride School Buses, Ticket Illegal Passers

The Nevada Highway Patrol and the Clark County School District partnered last week to crack down on dangerous drivers, placing officers on area school buses to catch these hazardous motorists in…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 09:12

NSTA Praises Federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization

School buses have been proven time and time again to be one of the soundest forms of transportation, which is why the National School Transportation Association commended the House Transportation…
  • Last modified on Friday, 23 October 2015 11:52

2015 School Bus Safety Week in Review

As National School Bus Safety Week (SBSW) wrapped up Friday, here's an overview of how school districts, industry associations and companies promoted and supported student safety on the yellow bus.
  • Last modified on Monday, 26 October 2015 15:33

NYAPT Launching Monthly School Bus Stop Survey

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation is working with a group of school districts each month to count the number of times motorists illegally pass school buses.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 09:17

FMCSA: Increasing Insurance Rates Not a Priority

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released its five regulatory priorities last month, and increasing the insurance minimum for commercial motor vehicle operators was not among them.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 08:41