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Upcoming NHTSA Training Programs
April 1, 2002

Illegal Passing of School Buses — NHTSA sponsored four demonstration projects addressing illegal passing, which are completed. Based on the results, t...

Railroad Crossing Safety Upgrades
April 1, 2002
Train-school bus collisions are a major cause of concern for pupil transportation operations throughout the nation. In March 2000, a school bus collid...
Hidden costs, dangers plague 3-point seat belt controversy
April 1, 2002

In late April 2001, supermodel Nikki Taylor suffered critical liver damage and other internal injuries as a result of a car accident. The injuries wer...

Car Seats on School Buses: The 10 Most Common Mistakes
April 1, 2002

Crash-test results show that preschool-aged students and infants are much safer when transported using a child safety restraint system (CSRS). These s...

The Future of School Bus Lighting Systems
April 1, 2002

A few years ago, brave (or well-funded) school bus operators began transitioning from incandescent lighting systems to LEDs (light-emitting diodes). N...

Taking the bull by the horns in Colorado
April 1, 2002

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” That’s one of the dozens of “Yogi-isms” attributed to Hall of Fame catch...

Colorado group tightens van policy
April 1, 2002

DENVER — An insurance pool that provides coverage to 130 of the 178 school districts in Colorado has approved a plan that will curtail the use o...

‘Smart Buses’ Hit the Streets of L.A.
March 1, 2002

Motorola will be installing and managing Advanced Transportation Management Systems aboard Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (LACMTA) ...

8 Ideas for Special Safety Events
March 1, 2002

Gain publicity and spread awareness about your operation using special events in conjunction with a school bus safety day. The National Highway Traffi...

Protect Against Identity Theft
March 1, 2002
Identity thieves lurk on the Internet, in stores and banks and on the telephone. They covet your private information, such as name, address and phone ...
Yellow Buses Invade Britain
March 1, 2002

About 125 children in Yorkshire, England, began riding two yellow buses to and from school in mid-February as part of a pilot project to test the effe...

Pollution report card: Officials respond to failing grades
March 1, 2002

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - No U.S. state received a grade of “A” and 21 states did poorly or flunked out on a national report card rating the leve...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
February 1, 2002

Final report issued on Tennga bus-train crash

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the sc...

Oxygen transport guide
February 1, 2002
The Maryland State Department of Education has published a new resource to help manage the transport of oxygen on school buses. The tips were develope...
How Much Do You Really Know?
February 1, 2002

The following questions are from the book Unreported Miracles: What You Probably Don’t Know About Your Child’s School Bus by Dr. Cal LeMon. Ans...

Is Busnapping a Real Threat?
February 1, 2002

The hijacking of a school bus by its own driver has not spurred great concern among school transportation officials, who view the incident as an extre...

5 Rail-Crossing Safety Questions
February 1, 2002

Dedicated to ending collisions and fatalities at highway-rail grade crossings, Operation Lifesaver Inc. teaches drivers to understand what to do at cr...

Beefed-up cutaway chassis debut in Type A category
February 1, 2002

The traditional view of a Type A school bus is that it is a small vehicle used to transport up to, say, 30 passengers, especially those with special n...

NASDPTS addresses safety vest issue
February 1, 2002

NASDPTS addresses safety vest issue

In the News Alert section of the December 2001 issue of SCHOOL BUS FLEET, we published an article...

Tips on Spec'ing a Bus for Pre-School Age Children
February 1, 2002

The task of spec’ing a school bus that will be used to transport pre-school age children can be tricky. To take some of the guesswork out of the...

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