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Fiery School Bus Crash in Texas Kills One Student

One middle school student from Mesquite Independent School District near Dallas, Texas, died, and four others were sent to the hospital, following a school bus roll-over and fire.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:45

Free ‘Danger Zone’ Training Addresses Student Crossing

The School Bus Safety Company has recreated its popular school bus “Danger Zones Training Program” to address students who continue to die while crossing the street to and from their…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 03 October 2018 16:12

Total Bus Fatalities Rose in 2017, NHTSA Finds

There were more fatal crashes reported last year that involved all types of buses and motorcoaches, NHTSA officials announced today when it released preliminary figures from its annual Fatality Analysis…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 03 October 2018 15:55

NYAPT’s Mannella Retires as Executive Director

Former National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) board member Peter Mannella has retired from the New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT), where he served as executive director.
  • Last modified on Monday, 01 October 2018 16:19

6-Year-Old Allowed to Ride School Bus With Cannabis Medicine

A new administrative court ruling requires a Northern California school district to allow a 6-year-old kindergartner with a severe form of epilepsy to ride the school bus with a prescribed…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:29

NTSB Recommends Pedestrian Safety Systems

Pedestrian collision avoidance systems, and improved, road-tested vehicle headlights, are among 11 recommendations that were approved in September 2018 by the National Transportation Safety Board to increase pedestrian safety.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 04 October 2018 12:14

Grants, Familiarity Aid First Electric Blue Bird Deliveries

A Los Angeles-area school district said its experience with Blue Bird and dealer A-Z Bus Sales, Inc., was the deciding factor in choosing the All American Rear Engine Electric school…
  • Last modified on Friday, 28 September 2018 08:48

Notifications Available to Renew N.Y. CDL Medical Certs

New York state Commercial Drivers License and Commercial Learner Permit holders can now sign up online for electronic notifications to alert them when it is time to renew their medical…
  • Last modified on Monday, 01 October 2018 17:17

School Bus Safety Efforts are More Than Just Requiring Seat Belts

The School Bus Safety Act that was introduced this month in the U.S. House and Senate to mandate National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations for school bus lap-shoulder seat belts…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 27 September 2018 09:33

Transfinder Webinar Stresses Importance of School Bus Routing

During today’s STN webinar, Transfinder shared how routing is crucial to any school transportation operation, and how its solutions, including the company's soon-to-be-released Routefinder PLUS, can assist.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 15:01

Child Passenger Safety Video Series Launched in New York

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) announced a new Child Passenger Safety Video Series to coincide with National Child Passenger Safety…
  • Last modified on Monday, 01 October 2018 17:22

Tire Manufacturers Announce Latest Price Increases

President Donald Trump announced on July 10, a new trade policy to increase tariffs by 10 percent for various imports from China, including tires.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 25 September 2018 16:20