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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...

Seeking perfection is the goal of both types of buses
February 1, 2002

Which is safer, motorcoach or school bus? This question deserves either no response, or it deserves a complex answer. Both are possible and valid r...

Getting the facts straight can be a tough assignment
February 1, 2002

Ever notice how the mainstream media has a hard time accurately reporting about school transportation issues? I read dozens of articles each week, mai...

Pushing for Safer School Buses
January 1, 2002
In light of two recent school bus tragedies, State Senator Mike Foley of Lincoln, Neb., is working tirelessly to ensure that the state’s school buses ...
Duval County, Safe-T-Gard and NSTA
January 1, 2002
Dozens of school bus drivers for the Duval County (Fla.) School District may lose their jobs this month as a result of a new CDL point system that cra...
What Went Wrong in Fatal Crash
January 1, 2002
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the school bus driver’s failure to follow standard rail crossing safety procedures was...
Why Are Riders ‘Wired’ in the Morning?
January 1, 2002

Some children on my bus seem “wired” in the morning. What can be causing this? It’s not uncommon for children, especially older ones, to ingest consi...

NTSB Clarifies Stance on Motorcoaches
January 1, 2002

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has clarified its position on the use of motorcoaches for student travel. In a Dec. 20, 2001, letter t...

How Prepared is Your District?
December 1, 2001
Ask yourself these questions with regard to your school district’s emergency preparation plan. If the answer to any of these is “no,” there may be som...
Questions Apply Safety
December 1, 2001
The following school bus safety questions were taken from training manuals produced by the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI). Test your own...
How to Maximize Fleet Security
December 1, 2001
Although the chances of a terrorist attack on a school bus are minimal, being prepared is what counter-terrorism is all about. The following suggestio...
Video Camera Advances Improve Bus Safety, Inside and Out
December 1, 2001

Video surveillance equipment has become commonplace for school districts and contractors in their fight to catch thieves, vandals and misbehaving stud...

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