Meeting in Buffalo, N.Y., delegates learned about predicting and responding to school violence, as well as handling the media, special-needs challenges and transportation funding.
An important perspective that’s often overlooked in the pupil transportation industry is that of the passengers. Until last June, my morning routine included spending an hour on a Blue Bird. I know very well the attitudes of most of my peers when it comes to school buses, and I’d like to share some of my observations.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a new brochure offering guidelines for choosing and using child safety restraint systems (CSRS) on school buses.
Though no one is recommending backing a school bus, there are certain conditions under which it is unavoidable. We consulted transportation experts to find out exactly when and how it should be done.
I observed sharks feeding in bloody waters early last month. No, these beasts weren’t lurking off the coast of New Jersey, my home state. They w...
The commonly used phrase “home-to-school transportation” is not exactly accurate.
Classroom safety programs that feature safe and dangerous puppets, safety-challenged Oz characters and an old friend (Buster the Bus) help to engage and educate young riders.
Getting drivers, supervisors, building administrators and parents moving in the same direction is the key to creating an integrated behavior management program. Of course, driver training can't be overlooked either.
In the wake of a school bus-train collision that left three children dead and four injured, a community turns its eye to school bus driver training and electronic warning devices at highway-rail grade crossings.
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