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Sen. Tammy Duckworth addresses the audience during the 51st annual NASDPTS conference 2019 on Oct. 16.

Sen. Duckworth Highlights Plan to Improve School Bus Safety Nationwide

Sen. Tammy Duckworth spoke during the 51st annual National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) conference in Washington, D.C. about the...
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Latest School Bus Loading/Unloading Survey Results Reflects Spike in Crossing Deaths

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eight students were reportedly killed in the act of loading or unloading their school bus during the 2018-2019 school year, according...
Clark County School District students crossing the street with the help of a crossing guard. (Photo courtesy of CCSD.)

School Districts Participate in International Walk to School Day

Thousands of students across the country joined several schools in various weather conditions to celebrate Safe Routes to School Annual Walk and Bike to...
Could the familiar seatbelt alert in passenger vehicles be coming to school buses?

NHTSA Considers Rulemaking to Require Alerts for Rear-Passenger Seatbelt Usage

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking comments on a potential update to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208, which would...
Tyson Mendoza was killed on Friday in a school bus and SUV crash. Many districts and students in the area remembered him by wearing blue to school on Monday. Photo: Facebook/ Sullivan CUSD #300.)

Illinois School Bus Crash Kills Student, Schoolmates Wear Blue in Remembrance

Five-year-old Tyson Mendoza was among the two people killed in a crash involving a school bus and an SUV in Moultrie County, Illinois, located...
A stop arm rests flush against a school bus next to a video camera.

Lawmakers Propose Harsher Penalties for Motorists Who Pass Stopped School Buses

Two recently introduced bills in Michigan and a proposed bill in Ohio call for harsher penalties for drivers who pass a stopped school bus....
Students in school bus doing homework.

Texas DPS Responds to Complaints of Overcrowded School Buses

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released a public service announcement reminding school bus drivers and school districts of the dangers of...

Back-to-School Driver, Attendant Training Helps to Save Lives

As school starts up for many districts nationwide, bus drivers, attendants and transportation directors are working through rounds of training, in order to transport...
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Law Enforcement Officials Offer Back-to-School Safety Tips When Navigating Bus Stops

As the school year starts up, school districts and law enforcement are reminding drivers and students of back-to-school safety. While school districts are creating...

Watch: Back to School Prompts Wave of School Bus Safety Videos

As the 2019-2020 school year commences, school bus safety becomes the spotlight of media and district attention. Several school district’s transportation departments nationwide are...

November 2019

Greg Jackson of Jefferson County Schools poses with a Blue Bird School Bus
Meet our 2019 Transportation Director of the Year, Greg Jackson, from Jefferson County Schools in Colorado. This...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information...