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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....
ATS and REI Stop Arm Solution.

Kentucky Legislation Calls for Mandatory School Bus Stop-Arm Cameras

Bill Request 136 would create a new section of Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) Chapter 160 that would require all local districts to install and...

Florida Rule Requires School Bus Staff Training on CPR, First Aid

The Florida State Board of Education announced on July 17 an amendment to rules 6A-3.0121 and 6A-3.0141 that will make it a requirement to...
A car passes a school bus during a closed-road demonstration by Safe Fleet at the STN EXPO Indianapolis on June 9. 2019. Technology exists to both capture video of passing vehicles and alert students and bus drivers if other motorists are not stopping for the school bus. (Photo by Taylor Hannon.)

Governor Signs N.Y. School Bus Stop-Arm Camera Bill into Law

School districts across New York are now authorized to install video cameras on their buses to capture footage of motorists illegally passing stops where...

NSTA President, John Benish, Jr., Testifies on School Bus Safety

Washington, D.C. — National School Transportation Association (NSTA) President John Benish, Jr., who is also president and COO of Cook-Illinois Corporation, provided expert witness...
Gov. Little signing proclamations.

Idaho Governor Signs School Bus Safety Year Proclamation

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a proclamation for School Bus Safety Year, which was then presented last month at the Idaho Association of Pupil...
Joevanny Vargas, who lost his daughter in the May 2018 Paramus bus crash, met with U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez in June 2019. (Photo courtesy of Sen. Robert Menendez’s office.)

Support Builds for School Bus Safety Legislation in Congress

Two companion bills to the Gottheimer Bipartisan House Legislation have been introduced in the U.S. Senate: the Secure Every Child Under the Right Equipment...
Sign showing direction of closest electric charging station.

Senate Bill Seeks to Replace Diesel School Buses with Electric

A partisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Kamala Harris would authorize $2 million to pay the incremental cost of replacing diesel...
Driver's cockpit in an electric school bus.

Nevada Law Boosts Funds for Electric School Buses & Infrastructure

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed legislation that extends a higher rate of reimbursement to school districts for purchasing electric school buses or adding...
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School Bus Safety Legislation Introduced

In May 2018, a school bus crashed with a dump truck in Paramus, New Jersey, killing one student and a teacher. The bus driver reportedly...

October 2019

Ariel Rodriguez stands with an IC Bus.
Meet our 2019 Rising Superstars in this month’s issue. Then read about the growing popularity of seatbelts,...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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