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Study group readies advice on seat belts
March 1, 2007

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — At press time, the seven-member study group assigned to evaluate the safety benefits of three-point belt systems on school buses was still working on recommendations that were to be presented to Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and the state legislature in early March.

NAPT calls for review of safety standards
March 1, 2007

The National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) board of directors petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to review key school bus safety standards and to elaborate on lap/shoulder belts.

Clinging to the past?
January 1, 2007

For the two decades that I’ve been associated with pupil transportation through this magazine, our industry has fought against those who would have us equip large school buses with active passenger restraint systems, whether they’re lap belts, lap-shoulder belts or other devices.

Will School Buses Still Be Around in 2056?
September 1, 2006

The future of school transportation will be influenced by fuel availability and price, educational funding, social changes and advances in technology.

Lap/shoulder belt system discussed at TRB meeting
March 1, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pupil transportation was among the topics discussed at the 85th meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), held Jan. 22-26 in the nation’s capital.

Tennessee group surveys seat belt support
February 1, 2006

PORTLAND, Tenn. — A statewide survey found a low degree of support for seat belts on school buses.

Q&A: Thomas CEO Sees Rising Costs on the Horizon
December 1, 2004

Although school bus operators are still feeling the pinch of a lagging revenue base, the cost of a school bus is rising and will probably continue to ...

Lap/Shoulder Belts on School Buses: From Speculation to Reality
March 1, 2003

After years of controversy and extensive research, it appears that the school bus industry is finally nearing a reckoning of sorts on the issue of lap...

2002 in Review: The Top 10 News Stories
December 1, 2002

As we near the end of 2002, SBF recaps 10 major news events (in no particular order) that affected the pupil transportation industry this year. Multip...

NASDPTS: State Directors Grapple With Tough National Issues
December 1, 2002

High-profile issues such as school bus occupant protection, school travel research and diesel emissions programs were hot topics at the 2002 conferenc...

Occupant Safety Debate Heats Up at 2002 NAPT Show
December 1, 2002

Although the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show convened once again with a focus on several ...

Q&A: Funding, Lap/Shoulder Belts Challenge the Industry
November 1, 2002

The issues of occupant protection on school buses and school transportation funding have been brought into focus recently by reports issued by the Nat...

Parents Speak Out: Ideas for Your School Bus Operation
September 1, 2002

According to Rick Iannelli, supervisor of transportation for Arlington (Mass.) Public Schools, the most unreasonable thing he ever heard from a parent...

Car Seats on School Buses: The 10 Most Common Mistakes
April 1, 2002

Crash-test results show that preschool-aged students and infants are much safer when transported using a child safety restraint system (CSRS). These s...

NHTSA won't be rushed into upgrading bus safety
December 1, 2000

It appears that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) two-year research program to create “the next generation of occupant protection in school buses” is going to stretch into a three-year program — or beyond.

Violence Prevention Is a Top Concern for Special-Needs Transporters
April 1, 2000

Transporting Students with Disabilities Conference focuses on violence prediction and prevention, which comes through understanding students' needs, treating them with respect and enforcing rules.

Lawmakers are premature in enacting seat-belt laws
September 1, 1999

The timing of lawmakers in Florida and Louisiana couldn’t have been worse. Each group recently enacted measures to require seat belts on all school buses.

Evaluating the Safety of Lap Belts on Small School Buses
September 1, 1999

By focusing the seat-belt debate on large school buses, have we overlooked the potential danger of lap belts on small buses?

Opportunity is watchword for contractors in the 21st century
June 1, 1999

Related services, such as transportation, are ripe for scrutiny, especially as budget pressures continue to mount.

Buckling Under the Pressure?
September 1, 1998

Federal regulators and pupil transportation groups are calling for a new appraisal of school bus occupant safety. Undoubtedly, seat belts will receive a closer look.

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