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Using GPS to Do More Than Just Track Buses
August 1, 2005

Although still in its infancy in school transportation applications, GPS (global positioning system) technology can be used to do more than just track...

It’s Your Job to Improve School Site Safety
August 1, 2005

For a long time, although largely unacknowledged, one of the most dangerous parts of a student’s bus ride in many school districts was the bus loading...

Bus crashes spur safety study
June 1, 2005
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In the wake of three accidents that killed two motorists and injured dozens of students, Gov. Matt Blunt formed a panel to study...
High-tech safety concepts explored
June 1, 2005

DURHAM, N.H. — Students in the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) electrical and computer engineering program are working to make school buses safer ...

Bus Briefs
April 1, 2005

Delaware sees drop in number of bus crashes
DOVER, Del. — The number of school bus crashes in Delaware decreased by about 39 percen...

North Carolina cracks down on stop-arm running
March 1, 2005

RALEIGH, N.C. — A weeklong, statewide program in early February aimed to diminish the persistent problem of stop-arm violations.

As part of...

NSTA tackles security issue
March 1, 2005

TAMAYA, N.M. — Several key pupil transportation issues, including security, transit encroachment and industry collaboration, were discussed at ...

Re-Assessing Route and Stop Safety
March 1, 2005

According to statistics compiled by the Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Education Unit, there were nine loading/unloading fat...

Is it safe inside your bus?
March 1, 2005
Patrick Kelsey was always interested in our lives, and he called us “his children.” The moment we stepped onto that bus, all our parents knew we we...
Safety Rules! established by industry veteran
February 1, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ted Finlayson-Schueler, a well-known school transportation author and conference speaker, has established Safety Rules!, a non-profit...

Maximizing Safety in the Seats
February 1, 2005

Compartmentalization is an extraordinary, time-tested concept, but it can’t do everything. Some younger passengers — including those in pre-school, He...

4 Critical Evacuation Preparedness Concerns
February 1, 2005
Evacuation preparedness is strikingly uneven in the pupil transportation industry.

While some school districts and bus companies take evacuation ...

9 killed in 'danger zone'
February 1, 2005

TOPEKA, Kan. — Nine schoolchildren in the U.S. were killed in the loading and unloading zone during the 2003-04 school year, a decrease of 25 percent ...

Walking Down the Aisle: Keys to Choosing a Bus Floor
December 1, 2004

With the winter months bringing rain clouds and snowstorms, parents will be worrying about flu shots and bundling up the little ones for the cold. But...

Bus Briefs
December 1, 2004

‘Black box’ could shed light on school bus crash

STOCKWELL, Ind. — State police obtained a search warrant to retrieve an electronic data rec...

Security Awareness Blows Up in Cincinnati
December 1, 2004

For the last few days of October and first few days of November, Cincinnati was the place to be.

NASDPTS urges further security efforts with feds
December 1, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After passing a resolution at its recent conference, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (...
Feds distribute security notice to school districts
November 1, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Education warned school districts nationwide to keep an eye out for people spying on their buildings and buses.

Boy expelled after bringing weapons on school bus
November 1, 2004

ANDERSON, Ind. — A 14-year-old boy was expelled from school and detained at a local juvenile detention center for reportedly bringing weapons onto a s...

NTSB targets rail crossings
October 1, 2004

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has placed improved school bus/grade crossing safety on its list of “Most Wanted Transportation Safety...

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