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Update: National Academies Summarizes School Bus Safety Amid COVID-19 Pandemic 

The Transportation Research Board, part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, highlighted its school bus safety research to evaluate how it...

Permitting Hand Sanitizer on School Buses Remains a Local Decision

Tim Ammon, co-owner of consultant the Decision Support group and a co-manager for the Student Transportation Aligned for Return To School (STARTS) Task Force,...

Longtime School Bus Driver Presented Accident-Free Driving Award Shortly Before Death

A Maryland school bus driver and contractor for 53 years received a posthumous award for safe operations, reported the Caroll County Times. The Carroll...

Safe Routes Organization Issues Guidance for Walking, Biking Programs During COVID-19

The Safe Routes to School Partnership released a 55-page guide that addresses canceling or amending safe walking and biking campaigns amid the increasing implementation...

Arkansas School District Remodels Transportation Department for COVID-19 Social Distancing

Besides updating school bus schedules and rerouting for the new school year, training driver staff on cleaning requirements, and establishing transportation procedures based on...

New App Aims to Better Streamline Walking School Bus Concept

As technology continues to evolve, a new mobile app developed by the City of Milton in Georgia aims to reconstruct the ways children hop...

National Academies Advises School Districts to Prioritize Full-Time, In-Person Classes

In the midst of several large school districts nationwide announcing an online-only educational model when the new school year starts, another new study discusses...

FMCSA Relaxes Random Alcohol, Drug Testing Requirements During COVID-19

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is providing leeway to commercial transportation organizations including school districts and private bus companies that can’t satisfy...

Despite Student Safety Mantra, Children Keep Dying at School Bus Stops

When driving a school bus, the most dangerous time is during loading and unloading. The May issue of School Transportation News published an article titled,...

Pennsylvania Law Strengths School Bus Stop-Arm Camera Legislation

Pennsylvania school districts are now permitted to enter into partnerships with stop-arm camera companies and local police to catch and fine motorists who illegally...

August 2020

This month’s issue features articles on school start-up and prepping fleets for the new school year, as well as...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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

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