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Revised West Virginia Policy Lacking on School-Bus Driver Oversight, Association Says

Despite pointing out several changes designed to improve safety, the president of the West Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation (WVAPT) said the state’s revised...
Thomas Chapman, new NTSB board member, was sworn in on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.

NTSB Additions Bring Board Back up to 5 Members

The National Transportation Safety Board is set to add aviation experts Michael Graham and Thomas Chapman as its newest board members, bringing the board...
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Fogmaker North America Hires School Bus Veteran as National Sales Manager

EXTON, Pa. — Fogmaker North America, a leader in environmentally friendly and self-contained water mist fire suppression systems for engine compartments, announced yesterday that...
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,...
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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...
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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...

February 2020

STN’s bus garage issue features articles about selecting maintenance software, being proactive when inspecting and maintaining fleets,...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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