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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.…
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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

Man, Dog Saved from Fire by School Bus Drivers

In what could be only labeled as going beyond the call of duty, two Fairport Central School District bus drivers were in the right place at the right time to…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:36

Pilot Program Seeks to Reduce Illegal Passing in Michigan

A pilot program intended to reduce the illegal passing of stopped school buses through the use of enhanced lights called the Driver Alert System (DAS) started Monday in Michigan at…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 20 October 2015 15:00

OEM Lion Bus Names Plumton VP of U.S. Sales

Lion Bus tapped industry veteran Gary Plumton as the new vice president of U.S. sales for the Quebec-based manufacturer. The move signals the resumption of a long professional relationship between…
  • Last modified on Monday, 19 October 2015 12:41