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A school bus driving through flooded roads on Sept. 19 in Houston. Hurricane Imelda reportedly dumped 40 inches of rain in over 72 hours. (Photo: Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images.)

Texas School Districts Hit with Severe Flooding Due to Tropical Depression...

The National Weather Service is reporting a flood warning in effect until early Saturday morning, due to Tropical Depression Imelda hitting Houston and surrounding...
Applicants to become bus drivers at Bryan ISD in Texas train to pass their CDL permit test. The school district now has 100 percent of its route filled for the 2019-2020 school year, and backup drivers to fill in when needed.

Texas School District Reverses School Bus Driver Shortage with Pay-to-Train Program

Many school districts and transportation professionals have attempted to solve the driver shortage dilemma at their school district. Simeon Gates, assistant director of transportation...

Man Allegedly Tries to Kidnap Girl Getting off School Bus

A student accused a man of attempting to kidnap her earlier this week after she walked off her school bus in Worcester, Massachusetts, reported...
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School Bus Technology Implementation

Many school district officials are taking steps in terms of technology implementation. Some school buses are now equipped with GPS tracking and Wi-Fi. Parent...
Screen capture of Fox 11 footage of an almost naked man running towards a school bus driving on I-5 in the Los Angeles-area this week.

Men Attempt to Illegally Board School Buses

Within the past several weeks, two incidents occurred of men attempting to force their way onto school buses, one of which was transporting students....
A school bus security drill . (Photo courtesy of Chris Ellison, Eugene School District in Oregon.)

House Resolution Seeks to Recognize Security Benefits of U.S. School Buses

A new bipartisan resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives seeks to designate September as National School Bus Safety and Security Month. If passed,...
California State Sen. Anthony J. Portantino. Photo courtesy of his office.

Latest California Late-Start School Bill Arrives on Gov. Newsom’s Desk

The California State Legislature has again passed a controversial school start delay bill for the second consecutive year. SB 328 was sent to Gov. Gavin...

District Chooses Propane Buses for Cost Savings, Emission Reductions

COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. — When Columbia Falls School District 6 began school last month, it joined over 900 other school districts across the nation...

Washington School Bus Driver Arrested, Faces a DUI Charge

A school bus driver from Longview School District in Washington was arrested last week for driving under the influence. The driver had completed two...
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Cloud Computing & the School Bus Industry

So, what’s up with all of this cloud computing business? We’ve heard all about the Microsoft Cloud, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud and many others. What...

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...