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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...

District surveys benefits of digital video system
October 1, 2004

NORCROSS, Ga. — School bus operations looking to upgrade or change their analog video surveillance equipment need a reliable product with superior sto...

Florida buses brake for hurricane season
October 1, 2004
The first day of school came late for many Florida school districts as hurricanes swept through the state last month.

At its worst, Hurricane Fran...

Impaired driver ahead
October 1, 2004

At 2:30 p.m., Sarah learned that her soon-to-be ex-husband had drained her bank account of everything she had saved over the 10 years of her rocky mar...

Want to Switch Seats?
September 1, 2004

When it comes to school bus seating, "comfortable" hasn't historically topped the list of descriptions. Neither has style, as some might say they tend...

Detection system senses children in danger zone
September 1, 2004

Because safety in the loading and unloading zone remains a top concern for school bus operators, many are beginning to use new devices to detect the p...

Idaho license plates to bear safety message
September 1, 2004

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho State Department of Education has helped to launch an innovative campaign that involves the sale of specialized motor-vehicle...

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