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Funding may go to creating safe routes to bus stops
April 8, 2009
As Congress prepares to take on the reauthorization of the highway bill that includes Safe Routes to School, advocates of the program are calling for more funding and several changes to it.
A lack of understanding
April 1, 2009

Ninety-one percent. That’s the landslide of voters in our latest Web Poll who either agreed or strongly agreed that, in general, the public does not understand how safe school bus transportation is.

How Secure Is Your Bus Yard?
April 1, 2009

The most common reasons for school bus operations to fence off or otherwise secure the bus yard are vandalism and theft, particularly of two-way r...

Joint venture targets ‘advanced design’ school bus seating
March 10, 2009
M2K Seating Systems LLC and TK Holdings Inc. have jointly acquired all assets of SynTec Inc. in High Point, N.C.
New Jersey school bus driver saves toddler’s life
March 2, 2009
TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Manchester Township School District (MTSD) bus driver Diane Courter performed CPR on a 2-year-old child last month, saving her life.
New grid method simplifies mirror adjustment
February 25, 2009
School bus operations are being offered an easier way to check and adjust safety mirrors on buses before departure from the yard.
Bus drop-off accidents claim 2 students
February 11, 2009
Last week, a 10-year-old in Indiana was killed after getting off a school bus in a school parking lot, and police in Virginia released findings from a similar bus drop-off accident that took the life of a 4-year-old last month.
Florida county plans school bus stop improvements
January 28, 2009
The Hernando County Board of County Commissioners has approved the installation of street lights at 12 school bus stops and 10- by 10-foot concrete standing pads at four locations in an effort to improve safety and visibility for students and motorists.
Boy found after bus stop abduction
January 21, 2009
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A 7-year-old abducted from a school bus stop here was located by detectives about 250 miles away in Las Vegas.
Georgia targets school bus-rail crossing safety
January 7, 2009
A new state law requires school districts to submit to the Department of Transportation (DOT) a list of railroad crossings that do not have active warning devices on school bus routes.
New Jersey district partners with police to monitor buses
January 5, 2009
Gloucester Township Police Department Chief Edward Smith and Gloucester Public School District Superintendent Thomas Seddon announced the installation of a GPS system on school buses in a partnership between the two departments.
State Directors Home In on Seat Belt Issues
January 1, 2009

State pupil transportation directors gathered in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in late October to cover issues of national concern, such as increasing schoo...

NAPT Makes Its Mark on Myrtle Beach
January 1, 2009

Speakers at the 2008 conference address such issues as industry advocacy, special-needs policies and vendor service. A new Type D school bus is unveiled during the trade show.

We've come a long way
January 1, 2009
If you look way back in the record of school bus loading and unloading fatalities, which has been compiled annually for nearly four decades, you ...
NHTSA offers automated recall alerts
December 3, 2008
A new automated alert system from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides users with instant notification of vehicle safety recalls.
Los Angeles district honors bus drivers for safety, attendance
November 19, 2008
Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) transportation branch celebrated School Bus Safety Awareness Month in October by recognizing 941 of its school bus drivers for safe driving and perfect attendance.
Alberta announces 10-point action plan for school bus safety
November 5, 2008
The government of Alberta is moving ahead with a 10-point action plan for improving school bus safety across the Canadian province. Implementing the plan will cost $7.5 million over two years, according to officials.
Stop and smell the roses
November 1, 2008

Some people just can’t take a hint. Or even several hints.

A guy is cruising down the street in his shiny, silver sedan when, up ahead, he sees a...

Avoiding Backpack Risks on the Bus
November 1, 2008

What rides the bus with students of all ages, resting on the floor or in laps throughout the passenger compartment? Backpacks, of course.

While b...

Putting a Stop to Illegal Passing
November 1, 2008

We see the headlines every day, from all parts of the country. From the Port St. Lucie (Fla.) News: “St. Lucie County law enforcement sa...

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