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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...

State directors address NHTSA proposal
January 24, 2008
The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) last week submitted comments to the National Highway Traffic S...
Congressmen urge action on school bus security measure
January 22, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of a congressional security committee expressed concern to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about its lack of pro...
NAPT Technology Showcase
January 1, 2008

DVR automates video storage
Video+Plus is a DVR system featuring HandsFREE and VideoTRACK technology. HandsFREE Wireless Data Transfer aut...

8 Great Fleets in 2008
January 1, 2008

Family vision continues as bus company grows

Birnie Bus Service, Rome, N.Y.

It’s already been a long road for Tim Birnie, ow...

Flag could hinder stop-arm runners
November 1, 2007

BENTON, La. — In an effort to thwart motorists who pass school buses while students are loading or unloading, a former transportation director invente...

Mother drives home danger zone message
November 1, 2007

NEOSHO, Mo. — No one is more aware of the danger zone’s deadly potential than Terri Wright and her family. In 2004, they lost 6-year-old Jacob when he...

Putting up a fight
November 1, 2007

One thing is clear about pupil transportation professionals: They want what’s best for the kids. If they are not fully convinced that equipping school...

Tips for Preparing Drivers for Winter Weather
September 1, 2007

Winter driving can be dangerous for bus drivers, their passengers and everyone else on the road. Minimizing the chances of winter road accidents takes...

Emergency Response: The First 5 Minutes
September 1, 2007

As a child growing up during the Cold War, I participated in my share of air raid drills. When the siren would sound, we crawled under our desks or mo...

Improving Safety in the Danger Zone
September 1, 2007

Accidents that occur during school bus loading and unloading are known as “danger zone” accidents. The danger zone refers to the areas extending 15 fe...

The lessons of 35W
September 1, 2007

At press time, the death toll in the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis was still climbing. More than a week after the Aug. 1 disast...

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