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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...

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,...
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...
Burned Iowa school bus.

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...

NSTA Statement About the NTSB Findings on the 2017 School Bus...

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...
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...
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a board meeting on June 18, 2019, to determine the probable cause of the fatal, Dec. 12, 2017, Oakland, Iowa, school bus fire. (Source: Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office.)

School Bus Driver in Fatal 2017 Iowa Fire Couldn’t Walk Unassisted

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold an open public board meeting on June 18 to announce the probable cause of the...

Eye on Safety

Standard operating procedures—or the utter lack of them—for reviewing video vary widely from district to district, which was confirmed by STN’s latest reader survey...

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...