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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 Requires Attention to Detail

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

NTSB Releases 10 Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its 10 Most Wanted List—a serious action plan for implementing 46 safety recommendations in the coming two...

NTSB Affected by the Partial Federal Government Shutdown

The continuing partial federal government shutdown is having some additional impacts in unexpected ways, School Transportation News has learned. The National Transportation Safety Board revealed a...

National Safety Council’s Hersman Goes Autonomous

Deborah Hersman, former CEO and president of the National Safety Council (NSC), was appointed as chief safety officer at Waymo, prior to the launch...
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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 chairman Robert Sumwalt speaks during pedestrian safety meeting

NTSB Recommends Pedestrian Safety Systems

Pedestrian collision avoidance systems, and improved, road-tested vehicle headlights, are among 11 recommendations that were approved in September 2018 by the National Transportation Safety...

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...

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...

STN EXPO Shares Real-World School Bus Seat Belt Experiences

A breakout session at the 2018 STN EXPO facilitated a conversation on lap/shoulder school bus seat belts, while three student transporters shared their real-life challenges and...

February 2019

The school bus garage issue focuses on the ideal shop, mechanic training and combating maintenance issues.  Read the...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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