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Iowa Crash Test Identifies Limits of Protection in School Bus Compartmentalization

The Iowa Pupil Transportation Association (IPTA) performed a controlled bus crash demonstration this summer to address child safety concerns. IPTA concluded that compartmentalization of...
Burned Iowa school bus.

New Federal Bill Adds Fire Suppression Systems to Call for Seatbelts

Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee and Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois are proposing a new version of federal legislation that mirrors National Transportation Safety...

Iowa is One Step Away from Requiring Seatbelts on New School Buses

The Iowa State Board of Education has adopted rules requiring seatbelts on new school buses ordered on or after Oct. 2, 2019. The rules...

Iowa Gives Preliminary OK to Lap/Shoulder Seatbelts in New School Buses

The Iowa Board of Education has approved a preliminary requirement for lap/shoulder seatbelts to be included in the purchase of all new school buses. Chris...
A still from the Montana PBS documentary "Safe Enough?" shows a student buckling up on the school bus.

PBS Documentary Asks if School Buses Are ‘Safe Enough’ Without Lap/Shoulder Seatbelts

STN EXPO Reno attendees can screen an hour-long, award-winning documentary produced by Montana PBS last fall that seeks to answer the question of whether...
Derek Graham presents at the STN EXPO Indy on June 9, 2019.

Panel Reviews Recent Adoption of Lap-Shoulder Seatbelts for School Buses

INDIANAPOLIS — Facilitator Derek Graham, an industry consultant and former state director in North Carolina for 21 years, opened the Sunday morning session during...
During an emotional press conference on May 14 at Besen Park in Westwood, N.J., Joevanny Vargas, the father of Miranda Vargas, discusses the need for new safety legislation. Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera is on the left, and local U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) is on the right. Miranda lost her life in the tragic Paramus bus crash one year ago this week.

New School Bus Safety Legislation Formally Introduced in Congress

Significant national legislation to require lap-and-shoulder seat belts on all school buses, plus real-time background checks on all school bus drivers, was reintroduced into...

Utah School Bus Seat Belt Bill Fails Again in House

Utah House Bill 168, which would have required three-point, lap-shoulder seat belts on school buses, failed for the second time in the last three...
Present at the NTSB news conference were: Chairman Robert Sumwalt (seated on the left), Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg, Board Member Earl Weener and Board Member Jennifer Homendy.

NTSB Releases 10 Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its 10 Most Wanted List—a serious action plan for implementing 46 safety recommendations in the coming two...

Studies Indicate Added Benefits of School Bus Seat Belts

KANSAS CITY – Attendees at the National State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services Annual Conference heard and discussed studies examining the positive impact that seat belts...

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...