Subscribe Today

March 01, 2002  |   Comments (0)   |   Post a comment

Measure Would Create Statewide Policy


SHARING TOOLS   | Email Print RSS
Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill that would require school committees statewide to create a transportation policy for overnight trips sponsored by schools. The measure would also require the state board of education to draft a model policy based on recommendations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. The bill was pushed by parents of children injured or killed in the April 27, 2001, crash of a motorcoach bus that skidded off a highway ramp in Sussex, New Brunswick. Four children died in the crash, and many others were injured. The students from Newton, Mass., were on their way to a band competition in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Elaine Alpert, the mother of one of the bus passengers, told lawmakers that passage of the bill should be a “no brainer.” Her 12-year-old son, Stephen Glidden, was among the four students killed in the accident. The driver, Hin Chi Kan, did not appear at his court date last November in New Brunswick. Families of the victims have sued Kan, a second driver and the bus companies that employed them.

Post a Comment

Request More Info about this product/service/company

Post a comment





Related Stories

Premium Member

Get bus sales numbers, transportation statistics, bus specifications, industry survey results, bus loading and unloading fatality statistics and more in the School Bus Fleet Research Center. Become a premium member today!
Log in Button Register Button

Newsletter

Get breaking news, industry updates, product announcements and more.