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Q&A: Funding, Lap/Shoulder Belts Challenge the Industry
November 1, 2002

The issues of occupant protection on school buses and school transportation funding have been brought into focus recently by reports issued by the Nat...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
October 1, 2002

Colorado mother launches bumper sticker campaign

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — With thousands of students at Mesa County Valley Sc...

Late-breaking news from the pupil transportation industry
October 1, 2002

NASDPTS endorses lap/shoulder belts

McLEAN, Va. — The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Servic...

Striking a balance between caution and imprudence
October 1, 2002

Beginning Jan. 1, motorcoach drivers who transport K-12 students in Illinois on school-sponsored trips will be required to have a school bus permit, m...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
September 1, 2002

Fairfax County reflects on 9/11

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Most Virginia transportation operations were not directly affected by the events...

How to avoid the parent trap
September 1, 2002

As long as there are children to transport to and from school, there will be parents of those children to keep satisfied. Can't have one without the o...

Gearing Up For Winter — A Roundup of Aftermarket Equipment
September 1, 2002

Every fall, school bus operators concern themselves with securing necessary equipment to "winterize" their buses. What equipment they specify depends ...

Best Practices in Reflective Materials
September 1, 2002

In the ongoing quest to make school buses safer, the past 10 years have brought a focus on making buses more visible at night, in early morning hours,...

Campaign Essentials: Spreading the Word About Stop-Arm Running
September 1, 2002

Stop-arm runners plague school bus drivers nationwide. One driver from Ohio explains it this way: "It seems to be the same story every day. At least o...

Solemn anniversary worth some reflection, action
September 1, 2002

Over the past year, Americans have developed a disconcerting familiarity with terrorism, which is no longer a strictly foreign concept. The shocking e...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
August 1, 2002

Buses are least risky mode of school travel

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A report by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) on the relative safe...

Do School Buses Need Additional Warning Devices?
August 1, 2002

The familiar yellow school bus is rightfully touted as being the safest vehicle on the road. But, is it as safe as it should be? Do we, the people who...

Parents need to know about the relative risks
August 1, 2002

Riding a school bus is the safest way for children to get to and from school. That's not headline news for the vast majority of people in t...

Demand Rises for High-Tech, Heavy-Duty A/C Systems
June 1, 2002

Air conditioning purchases are on the rise in the school bus industry and the demand for high-tech, heavy-capacity units is likewise increasing. Year-...

Teamwork at its best for a wounded comrade
June 1, 2002

Rufino Galla and his wife Leola joined the staff of Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) in October 1999 — he as a school bus driver, she as a bu...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
April 1, 2002

Driver weathers aftermath of attack

ATLANTA — On Nov. 7, 2001, Lynda Clanton, school bus driver for Fulton County Schools in Fairburn, ...

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...

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