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Operation Focuses on Efficient, Personal Service
February 17, 2011

The staff at Educational Service District 112’s Specialized Transportation Cooperative in Vancouver, Wash., monitors its growth to cost-effectively meet the needs of its member schools and school districts. Students are provided with customized transportation to maximize their safety.

Student frees bus driver from seat belt following accident
November 23, 2010
After his school bus flips over on a muddy road, Alex Waddick follows driver Phil Piggott's instructions and cuts him from his seat belt with a knife. Piggot, Waddick and the other students on board then exit the bus through its emergency roof hatch.
Alabama study: Seat belts result in negative cost benefits
October 25, 2010
Study finds rate of seat belt use of 61.5 percent. Equipping buses with seat belts also resulted in capacity loss of 5 to 18 percent. Researchers suggest funding would be better spent on danger zone safety improvements.
State directors support seat belt proposal for motorcoaches
October 21, 2010
NASDPTS backs the federal proposal to require lap-shoulder belts on new motorcoaches, citing increased safety for children who ride in the vehicles on activity trips. The association also supports a federal requirement for lap-shoulder belts in the driver seat of new large school buses.
NAPT News & Views
October 12, 2010

Try to interest reporters in the hard news that affects our industry during the school year.

C.E. White names operations manager for Georgia warehouse
October 5, 2010
John Purvis has more than 30 years of plant and operations experience, having worked at such manufacturers as Blue Bird Corp. and North American Bus Industries. He will oversee the Fort Valley facility and its operations, as well as implement quality programs.
School Bus Seat Belts Catching On
September 23, 2010

Proponents have developed counterpoints to each of the most common arguments against installing seat belts on school buses, including loss of capacity, problems during evacuations and passengers using seat belts as weapons. Unsurprisingly, cost is the biggest obstruction.

Device makes drivers buckle up
September 14, 2010
Click 'N' Drive prevents shifting an automatic transmission from park unless the driver's seat belt is buckled.
Texas school bus seat belt implementation plan released
September 9, 2010
The Legislative Budget Board approved the use of the Texas Transportation Institute's School Bus Seat Belt program report to set priorities for funding, including vehicles that will have the highest safety benefit from the addition of seat belts (small buses and motorcoaches) and counties with the highest number of serious bus crashes.
N.Y. district selects IMMI belted seating
September 3, 2010
The new seating technology was specified as part of a recent transportation bid in which the district's incumbent contractor was the successful bidder. With this order, the district has equipped its entire fleet with SafeGuard Integrated Child Seats and 20 percent of its fleet with the SafeGuard FlexSeat.
Texas school bus seat belt law hits roadblocks
September 2, 2010
The law requiring three-point seat belts on all school buses purchased in the state went into effect yesterday. The Texas Education Agency, which is responsible for reimbursing schools, says it is awaiting approval from the Legislative Budget Board to release the funds.
IMMI names James Johnson VP
August 19, 2010
During the development and integration of lap-shoulder belts on school buses, Johnson worked with NHTSA to define testing methodology that validates the performance of seating products.
Texas schools seek funds for new buses with seat belts
August 17, 2010
New buses purchased in Texas must be equipped with lap-shoulder belts starting Sept. 1, as long as funding is provided. The state reportedly set aside $10 million for new buses, but that would only cover about one bus per district, according to local news outlets.
U.S. DOT proposes seat belts on all new motorcoaches
August 16, 2010
NHTSA is seeking public comment on the proposal for the next 90 days. The proposal is the latest in U.S. DOT efforts to improve motorcoach safety, including a Motorcoach Safety Action Plan released earlier this year.
Bill would require lap-shoulder belts on school buses
July 29, 2010
Massachusetts legislation awaits recommendation to go before the House for a vote. The senator who filed the bill says it aims to make outfitting buses with seat belts economical by requiring discounts on insurance premiums for school buses when belts are installed.
IMMI unveils Premier activity seat
July 26, 2010
The SafeGuard Premier activity seat features both lap-shoulder belts and compartmentalization protection for unbelted passengers.
Teen driver arrested in fatal bus crash
July 26, 2010
Seventeen-year-old whose car collided with a school bus faces charges including negligent homicide with motor vehicle. The crash killed one student and spurred efforts to get seat belts on buses in Connecticut.
City officials approve seat belt use requirement
July 22, 2010
In a "zero tolerance" approach, the Board of Selectmen in Burlington, Mass., makes a move to ensure more citizens are buckled up when driving. Officials place a special emphasis on school bus seat belt use, as the city is one of the few in the area where buses are equipped with belts.
District moves to all belted bus seating
July 14, 2010
IMMI wins contract to supply lap-shoulder belt seats for school buses serving San Bernardino (Calif.) City USD. The district’s contractor, National Express, purchased an entirely new fleet of 280 buses from Thomas Built.
Gov. calls seat belt bill ‘common sense’
July 13, 2010
In a ceremony, Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell pays tribute to a high school student who died in a school bus crash in January. Rell says that the new law, which is not a mandate, “strikes a critical balance between incentive and choice.”

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