U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released the latest suggested best-practices for implementing automated driving systems, with the goal of fully automated safety features such as highway autopilot being widely available by 2025.
All schools in hurricane-lashed Florida are closed at least until Tuesday, while Georgia and South Carolina canceled classes as Tropical Storm Irma arrives.
I spend a lot of time these days reading, listening to and discussing the use of electricity to propel school buses compared to conventional diesel and other alternatives, such as renewable diesel, CNG and LPG.
The school bus industry is well represented in efforts to oppose an amendment to the House Interior and EPA appropriations bill that would cut funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, or DERA.
With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, student transporters in at least a half-dozen states are preparing for heavy rains, high winds and flooding from the strongest Atlantic storm in more than a decade. One district in particular is taking extreme measures to prepare.
An Oklahoma school bus driver handled the situation well when a fifth-grade boy became angry and attacked him on the bus.