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An NTSB investigator enters the damaged school bus from the Chattanooga crash. NTSB officials immediately launched a Go Team to investigate the Nov. 21, 2016 crash. (Photo courtesy of the NTSB.)

School Bus Contractor Completes Nationwide Installation of Driver Event Recorders

In response to the fatal December 2016 school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Durham School Services, the largest subsidiary of National Express, LLC., has...

School Bus Fire Suppression Highlighted in NTSB Report and Federal Legislation

With the recent recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that fire suppression systems be installed on all existing and new school buses,...

Mobile, Alabama School District Deploys Fogmaker Fire Suppression System for its...

EXTON, Pa. — Fogmaker North America announced today that Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS), the largest public school system in Alabama, will deploy...
National Express and Fogmaker

Trailblazing Fire Suppression Systems on New School Buses

In constant pursuit of safety, National Express (parent company of several school bus service providers including Durham School Services) became the exclusive partner 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...
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...

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...
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NTSB Report from Oakland, Iowa 2017 School Bus Crash

The NTSB has released its report on the December 2017 fatal school bus crash in Oakland, Iowa. In the report, NTSB recommended that fire suppression...
Burned Iowa school bus.

Industry Responds to 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...

NSTA Statement on NTSB Findings on 2017 School Bus Crash &...

On June 18, 2019, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced its findings regarding the December 12, 2017, School Bus Run-Off-Road Crash and Fire...

NASDPTS Statement on NTSB Hearing on Iowa School Bus Crash &...

This week, the National Transportation Safety Board conducted an important hearing to consider, amend and adopt the full report of its investigative team on...

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...