In the September 1998 issue, we discussed the structure, floor and lighting of a perfect school bus garage. In this second and final part, we take care of the rest of the facility.
At press time, Carpenter’s survival was in doubt, hinging on a bailout plan that seemed more grounded in wishful thinking than reality.
The long hours and deepening stress levels, caused by inadequate staffing, driver shortages, passenger misbehavior and parent complaints, can only lead to a systematic burnout of transportation managers.
To hold short attention spans, Faye Stevens trimmed the show length, added an original song and used a Buster-sized two-way street to directly involve the children.
Consistency, documentation and progressive discipline are the keys to 'successful' termination of drivers and others.
Reducing your liability exposure requires constant attention to driver training, awareness of a fleet's weaknesses and a commitment to 'best practices.
Federal regulators and pupil transportation groups are calling for a new appraisal of school bus occupant safety. Undoubtedly, seat belts will receive a closer look.
The heat-sensitive are prone to heat exhaustion or heat prostration during their bus ride. Cold-sensitive students require steady temperature levels high enough for their safety, health and comfort.
(First of two parts) One garage is not perfect for all. There are differences between garages for school buses and transit buses. But the hypothetical garage will have parts from which all garages can find some pieces.
No piece of equipment can replace a good driver and attendant training program.
All of us involved in school transportation have passenger safety as our primary goal. At every school district, different groups can provide a wealth...
Something is gaining on the school transportation industry. It’s the mounting pressure to address the issue of seat belts on school buses.
Student threats against school personnel and against other students are not being treated as pranks anymore.
Are you prepared for gunfire aboard a school bus? Recent campus assaults have forced transportation managers to scrutinize training programs, student conduct policies and emergency plans.
‘Minor’ improvements to school bus components, such as remote-control mirrors, take school bus safety to a new level.
Know the basics of handling, storage and reduction, prepare an emergency plan and use care in choosing a disposal firm. The conclusion of a two-part article.
Despite the absence of clear-cut federal regulations, the landmark program for low-income children has been steadily improving its transportation safety at the local level
Injuries to students and staff during wheelchair lift use are probably less rare than you think. Although school bus operators have varying wheelchair lift procedures, there are some basic safety tips that can be shared with all drivers and aides.
The Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association created a school bus technicians contest to give mechanics the chance to showcase their talents and compare their skills with counterparts from other districts.
For these unfortunate situations where there was nothing the driver could or shouldn’t have done to prevent the accident, we must look to other measures.
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