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School Bus Drivers Strike in Southern California

School districts and contractor First Student respond to a school bus driver strike that is organized by the Teamsters 572 union and is leaving some Los Angeles area students without…
  • Last modified on Monday, 22 January 2018 09:37

Industry Legend Ed Donn Retires from 247 Security

Industry icon George (Ed) Donn recently retired from school bus video surveillance and management company 247 Security, Inc. to conclude a 43-year career in student transportation that includes a place…
  • Last modified on Friday, 19 January 2018 10:49

Md. Bill Would Require Roadside School Bus Inspections

Newly introduced legislation in Maryland would require public school buses to comply with all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for maintenance, repair and inspections.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 18 January 2018 17:17

Wiring to Blame in North Carolina School Bus Fires

Checks on all North Carolina school buses are recommended as an investigation concludes that engine wiring was the cause in two school bus fires in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) district…
  • Last modified on Monday, 22 January 2018 09:03

South Carolina Legislature Overrides School Bus Funding Veto

The South Carolina Department of Education will purchase approximately 210 new school buses with the $20.5 million in procurement funds that Gov. Henry McMaster vetoed last year.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:43

Student Safety Prioritized Amid Winter Challenges

With harsh winter weather pounding the Midwestern and Eastern regions of the U.S., school officials are responding to complaints about repeated school cancelations. 
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:56

Calif. Unveils New Child Reminder Regulation for School Buses

California school districts have more information on what they need to do to equip all school buses with child reminder systems before the start of next school year, following the…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 21 January 2018 13:51

NSTA Readies for Midwinter Meeting

The National School Transportation Association’s midwinter meeting will be held from Saturday, Jan. 20, to Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Maui, Hawaii. 
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:32

Fire Destroys Most of Oklahoma District’s School Buses

Surrounding districts are stepping up to help after a fire broke out at the Wyandotte Public Schools bus barn in northeastern Oklahoma and destroyed 10 of the district's 15 school…
  • Last modified on Friday, 12 January 2018 09:33

Venture Capital Group to Acquire Safe Fleet

It’s business as usual for Safe Fleet and its transportation fleet brands following an announcement of a pending sale to Oak Hill Capital Partners.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 23:18

Getting Tough on New York's Illegal School Bus Passers

The New York School Bus Contractors Association strongly supports a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to increase fines on motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 12:08

NYAPT Supports Gov. Cuomo on School Bus Safety Measures

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation voiced support for several school transportation-focused proposals made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State speech.
  • Last modified on Friday, 05 January 2018 16:32

Authorities Address Recent School Bus Driver DUIs

Industry experts and state authorities shared recommendations to decrease the number of instances of school bus drivers being under the influence behind the wheel and with students on board.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 18 January 2018 09:02