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Strangulation Death of 3-Year-Old School Bus Rider Ruled Accidental

The death of 3-year-old special needs passenger, who was reportedly found unconscious and not breathing on his Texas school bus before being pronounced dead...
Special needs driver Freddie Phillips received this year’s AMF-Bruns 2nd annual National Special-Needs School Bus Driver of the Year Award. Steve Barker (right), sales manager of AMF-Bruns presented Phillips with a check, along with Donna Broussard-Martin (left), transportation supervisor for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools.

AMF-Bruns Announces its Special-Needs School Bus Driver of Year Award

Freddie Phillips in Louisiana is the 2nd annual AMF-Bruns National Special-Needs School Bus Driver of the Year. Phillips, who has been driving special needs...

Watch: S.C. Special Needs Transporters Find Missing Boy While on Route

A special needs school bus driver and an attendant cite their training as being responsible for their quick response in finding an 11-year-old boy...
A team competes at the Roadeo during the 2019 TSD Conference in Frisco, Texas.

Webinar Takes Attendees on a Journey to Safer Wheelchair Transportation

A free webinar presented by School Transportation News tackled the topic of wheelchair securement on a school bus, which can be a confusing and...
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TSD Conference Session Discusses Transportation Adaptive Athlete Needs

FRISCO, Texas — A breakout session during the TSD Conference discussed options for removing barriers to transporting adaptive student-athletes. They compete in sports that...
Patrick Mulick, autism and behavior specialist for Auburn School District in Washington state, presented a heartwarming message to TSD Conference attendees on March 19, 2019.

TSD Attendees Get to the Heart of Service for Children with Disabilities

FRISCO, Texas — Patrick Mulick warned everyone. Mulick kicked off the last full day of training at the TSD Conference with the morning keynote...
TSD Conference keynote speaker Betsey Helfrich, an attorney for Mickes O’Toole, LLC., explained important legal issues on Sunday, March 17, 2019, with her workshop on cases that are impacting special needs transporters.

Legal Issues Draw Standing Room Only Crowds at TSD Conference

FRISCO, Texas — Workshops that discussed legal issues affecting transportation of students with disabilities proved to be a continuing strength of the annual TSD...
Pictured from left are: Bud Fears, central states regional sales manager for TSD Roadeo sponsor Q'STRAINT/Sure-Lok, with Logan Heckathorn and Stuart Stutzman of Plano ISD, who came in first place at the 2019 TSD Roadeo competition.

TSD: Texas Team Takes Home First Place in National TSD Roadeo

FRISCO, Texas — Logan Heckathorn and Stuart Stutzman tallied 881 out of a possible 972 points to capture their first TSD Roadeo championship. And...
Attendees meet and greet each other during the TSD Conference orientation session on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

TSD Conference Discusses Collaboration, Communication as Trust Building Tools

FRISCO, Texas — A recurrent theme during day two of the 2019 TSD Conference was how attendees can build trust in their own knowledge,...

Nominations Sought for Special-Needs Driver of the Year Award

The second annual “Special-Needs School Bus Driver of the Year” award opened Jan. 1, as AMF-Bruns is seeking bus drivers who have distinguished themselves...

March 2020

This month’s issue features articles about securing wheelchairs on school buses, student tracking and contracting out transportation...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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