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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...

Learning from tragedy
April 1, 2008

In my previous column, I wrote about how we at SCHOOL BUS FLEET had recently come across an abundance of articles covering “good” news rela...

STSA Website relocates
March 25, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Website for the Transportation Security Administration’s School Transportation Security Awareness (STSA) program has moved...
Teen who halted bus praised, punished
March 20, 2008
SEASIDE, Calif. — A high school student has been in the national spotlight since she helped stop a school bus after the driver fell from her seat las...
Blue Bird No. 1 donated to historical institution
March 10, 2008
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Albert “Buddy” Luce Jr., son of Blue Bird founder Albert Luce, has donated Blue Bird No. 1 — the company’s first steel-bodied scho...
NTSB stresses dangers of driver fatigue
March 6, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Mark Rosenker said Wednesday that National Sleep Awareness Week (March 3-...
Suspect arrested in Florida bus stop stabbing
March 6, 2008
BRADENTON, Fla. — A suspect was arrested in the attempted murder of a 16-year-old student at a school bus stop, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office r...
Congressmen urge action on school bus security measure
March 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of a congressional security committee expressed concern to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about its lack of prog...

Arizona transportation department achieves milestone
February 28, 2008
TUCSON, Ariz. — The transportation department at Amphitheater Public Schools has completed 250 consecutive days of driving without a moving violation...
Four students killed, 14 injured in bus crash
February 20, 2008
COTTONWOOD, Minn. — Four students were killed and at least 14 people were injured on Tuesday in a crash involving a school bus, a van and a pick-up t...
Remember to 'Love the Bus'
February 14, 2008
Even if you weren’t able to join the "Love the Bus" campaign in time for Valentine’s Day, the American School Bus Council (ASBC) notes that Love the ...
Industry prepares to 'Love the Bus'
February 4, 2008
As Valentine’s Day draws near, so too does a newer, lesser known celebration of affection: "Love the Bus."

The campaign, which began last year, s...

Preparing for a Bus Crash Emergency
February 1, 2008
Imagine that you are a dispatcher for a school district. One day, you receive a message from a bus driver via radio transmission indicating that he or...
New York school district installs identification numbers on bus roofs
February 1, 2008

PERU, N.Y. — Peru Central School District recently painted identifying information on the roofs of all its school buses in an effort to make it easier...

Six face criminal charges in illegal school bus operation
January 31, 2008
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Last week, agents from the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Section filed criminal charges against six New York residents who are...
Bus driver’s death ruled accidental
January 29, 2008
FULTON, N.Y. — The death of a school bus driver who fell from a co-worker’s bus was ruled accidental, police announced.

Investigators said th...

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