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NHTSA targets release of school bus final rule
July 24, 2008
ATLANTA — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to issue a final rule on school bus safety early next year.

The ru...

'Operation: Stuff the Bus' reaches 7th year
July 17, 2008
OCALA, Fla. — Marion County’s seventh annual “Operation: Stuff the Bus” campaign kicked off Saturday with donation collections at an area Wal-Mart st...
Bus Briefs — 7/3/08
July 3, 2008
Firefighters train on burning school bus
CLAYTON, N.C. — Local firefighters entered a burning school bus as part of a training exercise r...
Britain sees drop in serious injuries to students on buses
July 2, 2008
DERBY, England — Fewer pupils were seriously injured on buses in Great Britain in 2007 than in 2006.

There were 10 serious injuries on buses — ...

North Carolina district reports on SafeGuard FlexSeat pilot program
June 26, 2008
WESTFIELD, Ind. — At the North Carolina Pupil Transportation Association (NCPTA) annual conference, members received a report on the recently conclud...
New York bus tests license plate reader
June 1, 2008

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In an effort to combat the widespread problem of illegal passing of school buses, a Syracuse City School District bus has been equip...

Film addresses danger zone fatalities
June 1, 2008

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Prompted by a discussion about danger zone fatalities during the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation...

ASBC offers children's book, reaches out to parents
May 28, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American School Bus Council (ASBC) has released Carmen Loves the Bus, a downloadable children’s book that includes acti...
Prince Edward Island launches bus safety strategy
May 28, 2008
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island — The provincial government has unveiled a new plan to bolster school bus safety.

The move comes after ...

School transportation addressed in security resolution
May 20, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A security resolution under consideration in the House of Representatives was amended yesterday with language that targets school ...
Driver dies after Virginia school bus crash, seven injured
May 9, 2008
CHARLOTTE COURT HOUSE, Va. — Seven Charlotte County Public Schools students were injured after their bus ran off the road and hit a tree yesterd...
National Transportation Week to highlight school buses in Detroit
May 8, 2008
ARLINGTON, Va. — National Transportation Week 2008 will be held May 11-17 in Detroit, with a variety of events scheduled to promote awareness about t...
Medic roams jungle in school bus
April 24, 2008
When Bryan Buchanan, founder and operator of Jungle Medic Missions, realized that he needed a mobile hospital for his medical missionary work in ...
Ontario school buses excel in ‘safety blitz’
April 17, 2008
TORONTO — In a two-week “safety blitz” last month, 94 percent of Ontario’s school buses met or exceeded provincial safety standards.

The On...

Truck rams school bus, killing 1
April 10, 2008
RIMBEY, Alberta — A gravel truck slammed into a stopped school bus on a highway Wednesday morning, killing one student and injuring others.

The...

New York school bus to test license plate reader
April 2, 2008
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In an effort to combat the widespread problem of illegal passing of school buses, a Syracuse City School District bus will be eq...
Enhancing Security with Video Surveillance
April 1, 2008

Manufacturers of video surveillance systems are rapidly evolving their products in order to keep up with the pace of digital and wireless technolo...

Kentucky commemorates 1958 school bus crash
April 1, 2008

FRANKFORT, Ky. — On Feb. 28, the state Senate passed a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Prestonburg school bus crash of 1958.

Arizona transportation department achieves record
April 1, 2008

TUCSON, Ariz. — The transportation department at Amphitheater Public Schools has completed 250 consecutive days of driving without a moving violation...

Van driver charged in fatal bus crash
April 1, 2008

COTTONWOOD, Minn. — This rural community in southwestern Minnesota was shaken by a school bus crash in February that took the lives of four studen...

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