California Child Check Technology Law Advances

The California Senate Transportation and Housing Committee unanimously approved SB 1072 on Tuesday by a 10-0 vote, setting the stage for school buses throughout the state being required to have…
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NSTA Calls for Annual Awards Nominations

The National School Transportation Association said the deadline is approaching to submit nominees for nine awards being given out this summer at its Annual Meeting and Convention held in Greensboro,…
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Virginia Law Approves Mailing of Illegal Passing Citations

Get caught on video illegally pass a school bus and expect a summons in the mail. This will be the reality for many Virginia motorists this summer after legislators revised…
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On Track: Fleet Tracking Apps

Los Angeles conjures images of beaches, endless sun and celebrities. Yet even with all the glitz and glam, conversations about the city eventually settle upon one thing: The nightmarish traffic…
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Public Comments Needed for Proposed Entry-Level Driver Rule

As details emerged on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on entry level driver training (ELDT) for commercial motor vehicle drivers, which includes school…
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NHTSA, States Meeting Continues Seat Belt Conversation

Last week, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind met with representatives from the six states that require seat belts in school buses­—California, Texas, Florida, New York, Louisiana and New Jersey—to discuss the…
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American School Bus Council Seeks New Coordinator

The American School Bus Council said it plans to fill the currently vacant position of coordinator some time next month, as it provided new details on the application and interviewing…
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No April Fools: CIA Leaves Explosive Material on School Bus

Loudoun County Public Schools outside of Washington, D.C. said the CIA regrets overlooking a “combat-type explosive” that was left in a school bus engine compartment last week following routine training.
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When Every Drop Counts: Fuel Management

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…
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Alberta School Bus Tech Punches Ticket to America's Best

The second Canadian province officially joined the America’s Best school bus family when an Alberta representative punched his ticket to participate in the America’s Best Training and Skills competition for…
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Arthur Mulligan, 100, WWII Flying Ace and Bus Legend

Arthur Mulligan made a name for himself in the U.S. Army Air Forces piloting the infamous B-24 Liberator in 102 aerial missions with the 43rd Bomb Group, 64th Squadron, in…
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A Hole in One for Kids

This spring, The Els Center of Excellence will conclude its first school year. But for the students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) educated there, the $35-million facility is a year-round…
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