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Cranston School District installed the first two units of the extended stop-arm by Bus Safety Solutions in Rhode Island. (Photo courtesy of Drive On Guard, Inc.)

Attorney General Decision Clears Way for Extended School Bus Stop Arms

Editor’s Note: The original version of this article posted on July 10 contained quotes and comments that are disputed by a manufacturer of extended...
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Safety Legislation Introduced to Increase School Bus Safety

As the 2019-2020 school year commences, legislation is being introduced to increase school bus safety. Visit stnonline.com/tag/safety to read more on the proposals. Related:...
A trainer for PTSI, Betty Hughes, discussed student dragging incidents at the STN EXPO 2019 in Reno on July 29.

‘Check the Door Once More’ to Avoid School Bus Dragging Incidents

In the past 10 years, 31 children across North America were dragged by their school bus, including two who were killed. While 29 children...
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Kentucky Bill Wants to Install Stop-Arm Cameras on School Buses

State Rep. Robert Goforth pre-filed a bill last week requiring the installation of stop-arm cameras on all Kentucky school buses, reported WSAZ News Channel...
Ken Patterson received a check from Bob Funk at Express Employment of Oklahoma, in recognition of his 20 years of school bus driving. (Photo courtesy of Oklahoma's News 4.)

School Bus Driver Wins MVP Express Personnel Award

School bus driver Ken Patterson at Western Heights School District in Oklahoma has received the Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Express Personnel Award, which is...

Pupil Transportation Safety Institute Introduces Online Academy Training Platform

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Some of PTSI’s best-selling industry-leading courses are now being offered via the Online Academy training platform. The Online Academy, a...
A car passes a school bus during a closed-road demonstration by Safe Fleet at the STN EXPO Indianapolis on June 9. 2019. Technology exists to both capture video of passing vehicles and alert students and bus drivers if other motorists are not stopping for the school bus. (Photo by Taylor Hannon.)

Governor Signs N.Y. School Bus Stop-Arm Camera Bill into Law

School districts across New York are now authorized to install video cameras on their buses to capture footage of motorists illegally passing stops where...
Congressman Josh Gottheimer.

New Federal Bipartisan School Safety Legislation Being Introduced

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey said that he is planning to introduce to Congress the Alyssa’s Legacy Youth in Schools Safety Act...
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...

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,...

September 2019

This technology issue covers onboard tablets, disruptions in the industry, new emerging technology and the industry’s Super...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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