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Industry Responses Trickle in on NTSB School Bus Fire Recommendations

Aside from calling for universal school bus fire suppression systems and improved oversight on drivers with medical issues, the National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations...
The school bus was equipped with a video recording system, but despite efforts by the NTSB lab, the video data could not be salvaged. (Photo by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office.)

NTSB Calls for Fire Suppression Systems in All School Buses

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has adopted a new recommendation to require fire suppression systems in all new school buses—and to retrofit those...

Probable Cause of Fatal Indiana School Bus Stop Crash Remains Undisclosed

The NTSB has released its preliminary investigative report—but with no definitive probable cause—on the deaths of three Indiana siblings who were killed in October...

Total Recall: Managing Fixes to Bus Defects: Focus on Details

Vehicle or equipment recalls can be a rather mundane part of school bus maintenance operations. But media, regulatory and even parental scrutiny over yellow...

School Bus Crash in N.J. Sends 14 Students to Hospitals

A school bus and tractor-trailer collided in Gloucester County, New Jersey, on Jan. 8, reported nbcphiladelphia.com. It was reported that the bus driver allegedly made...
Goodhall was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failing to yield.

Police Involved in School Bus Stop Incidents, Including Death of Student

The death of a young student highlights recent incidents involving police officers and school bus stop safety. On Friday, Officer Andria Heese was driving in...
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NTSB Urges 3-Point Seat Belts in Medium-Sized Commercial Buses

Several small school bus manufacturers were named in a recommendation made by the National Transportation Safety Board to make lap-shoulder seat belts standard equipment,...

NTSB Fills all Five Board Member Positions

Bruce Landsberg and Jennifer Homendy were sworn onto the National Transportation Safety Board in August, filling the remaining two open spots. This is the first...
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Video Exonerates School Bus Driver Accused by Students

A Pittsburgh-area police chief said a review of school bus video “completely discredited” two middle school students who alleged “inappropriate actions” committed by their...

NTSB Names Landsberg as Next Vice Chair

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) appointed Bruce Landsberg as vice chairman, effective Jan. 1. Landsberg was sworn in on Aug. 7, 2018, to replace...

August 2019

August 2019 issue of School Transportation News
Meet the 2019 Garage Stars, read about bell-times, fueling, updating fleets for the new school year and...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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