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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...

U.K. commission calls for U.S.-style school buses
November 1, 2008

LONDON — A group dubbed the Yellow School Bus Commission has recommended using American-style buses to transport children to and from school in the U....

Students learn to create a ‘peaceful’ school bus environment
November 1, 2008

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Howe International Magnet School recently held a program for students aimed at creating a respectful and orderly environment on bo...

School bus driver saves choking student
November 1, 2008

NAPLES, Fla. — School bus driver Gail Paxon saved the life of a student on her bus recently by performing the Heimlich maneuver.

Paxon, a driver f...

Bus wrecks claim five lives in Florida, Indiana
November 1, 2008

Severe school bus crashes just a few days apart in late September left communities in Florida and Indiana mourning the losses of five students.

In...

NTSB calls for steps to prevent fatigue crashes
November 1, 2008

WASHINGTON — Human fatigue was the probable cause of the fatal crash of a tractor-trailer and a motorcoach carrying high school students in Wisconsin ...

Kansas police ride the school bus
October 29, 2008
Local police officers last week rode along with children in school buses in an effort to catch stop-arm runners.
State directors home in on seat belt issues
October 26, 2008
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — State pupil transportation directors convened here to discuss issues of national concern, such as increasing school bus security and reducing emissions.
NTSB official urges focus on distracted driving
October 23, 2008
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker spoke before the International Symposium on Distracted Driving in Arlington, Va., emphasizing the hazards caused by driver distractions.
School bus industry puts spotlight on safety
October 22, 2008
School districts, contractors and state agencies across the U.S. and Canada launched a multitude of campaigns this week to promote safety and recognize the work of school bus drivers.

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