WASHINGTON, D.C- As Congress debates legislation designed at improving motorcoach safety, a House committee heard testimony fom the National Transportation Safety Board on Monday that recommendations have gone unheeded for the past decade.
A New Brunswick coroner's inquest made two dozen recommendations aimed at improving the safety of school activity trips following a fatal January 2008 van crash that killed seven high school basketball players and the driver's wife.
The U.S. Department of Transportation will launch a three-month study of motorcoach safety under orders from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Secretary Ray LaHood announced last week.
Change may be coming to Tucson Unified School District’s transportation system. Initial plans for what the district will do if a federal judge lifts the district’s nearly 30-year-old desegregation order suggest ending the order may mean an airline-like system of school bus hubs.
Following a Supreme Court’s decision in June, as many as 1,000 school districts that consider race in their student assignment policy may need to rethink their plans. Some, including presidential candidate Sen, John Edwards, think these schools should consider the example of the 40 districts that use socioeconomic status in student assignment. For transportation departments those plans may be just as taxing as race-based assignment.