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Bus driver saves woman from jumping off bridge
October 31, 2013
Darnell Barton, a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority bus operator, was taking 20 students home from school when he spotted the woman perched outside the guardrail over an expressway and coaxed her away from danger. After Barton gave a statement to the police, he continued driving his route.
Film on 2nd life of school bus now on DVD
October 31, 2013
"La Camioneta" follows a decommissioned school bus from an auction in Pennsylvania to its new life in Guatemala, where it is repainted and repurposed to provide public transportation between the highlands and Guatemala City. The film is available on DVD to purchase, rent or preview.
Matthews Buses sponsors anti-bullying program
October 31, 2013
The school and commercial bus dealership supports speaker Marc Mero and his team’s “Stop Bullying — Never Give Up Tour 2014,” which brings the Champion of Choices presentation to schools. The organization and its program empower students to make healthy and positive choices that lead to lifelong success.
Oregon student is top winner of national poster contest
October 29, 2013
The National Association for Pupil Transportation names Jaeho Lee of Portland the overall winner of this year’s National School Bus Safety Poster Contest, and Lee also places first in Division I. The theme for this year’s contest was “At my Stop — You Stop!”
NASDPTS bolsters support for lap-shoulder belts
October 25, 2013
The state directors association had previously expressed its support for lap-shoulder belts if funding is made available. Now, the NASDPTS board strengthens its position by dropping the funding clause. However, the association is not calling for a requirement. “We believe this should be a local decision based on local need,” NASDPTS President Max Christensen says.
SafeGuard changes service life policy for STAR restraints
October 25, 2013
In the past, the service life of a STAR was six years from the date of manufacture. Now, any STAR manufactured from November 2012 or later will have an option for service life to begin from the date of invoice.
Houston drivers get creative for ‘School Bus Shuffle’ video
October 24, 2013
In honor of National School Bus Safety Week, Houston Independent School District’s transportation team created the video, which covers such topics as proper boarding procedures, how to sit on the bus and the importance of reporting bullying. Transportation Field Safety Investigator Curtis Harris wrote the song and choreographed its accompanying dance.
District catches stop-arm runners with ‘Badges on Buses’
October 24, 2013
Norman (Okla.) Public Schools partners with a group of police officers for the initiative, in which one officer rides a school bus while other officers follow the bus in unmarked units. The officer on the bus radios the accompanying officers upon spotting a bus-passing violation, and enforcement action is taken.
Seon continues bullying awareness in new blog post
October 18, 2013
Marketing Coordinator Tia O’Grady discusses different anti-bullying campaigns and how supporting such efforts helps to increase awareness for the cause. The company will continue to spread the word about its own “No Bullies on My Bus” campaign during the NAPT trade show in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Tuesday and Wednesday. Seon will also launch its Smart-Reach Cellular router at the show, which transmits live video when connected to a Seon DVR.
Man hijacks Arkansas school bus
October 17, 2013
Nicholas John Miller boards the bus armed with a knife and commandeers the bus, driving it from Jacksonville, Ark., to Cabot, Ark., before police stop the bus. Miller is arrested and faces several charges, including a felony count of vehicle piracy, 12 felony counts of kidnapping and two felony counts of aggravated assault. Neither the bus driver nor the 11 students on the bus are injured.
2 dogs shot by police near school bus stops
October 17, 2013
Richmond (Va.) Police Department officers respond to the scene after receiving a report of a dog bite with injury. While waiting for Animal Care and Control to respond, the dogs continue to run in the area where children are gathering at the bus stops, and they charge at an officer, who fires twice, killing one of the dogs.
Danger zone rules are focus of School Bus Safety Week
October 16, 2013
This year's theme is "Stand Back From the Yellow and Black," reminding students to wait and walk outside of the 10-foot danger zone around the bus. Some operations are also targeting stop-arm running during School Bus Safety Week.
Ontario police observe School Bus Safety Month
October 15, 2013
The Greater Sudbury Police Service Traffic Management Unit cracked down on motorists who committed safety-related infractions in September, with the efforts focused in school zones. Among the offenses were 105 speeding violations, 15 hand-held device offenses for cell phone use and reports of illegal bus passing.
Utah’s Murrell Martin named NCST chair
October 15, 2013
The state director will officially assume the role at the conclusion of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services conference in Grand Rapids, Mich., later this week, and in the role, he will preside over the 16th National Congress on School Transportation in 2015. Martin replaces West Virginia state director Ben Shew, who is retiring at the end of this month.
DVD instructs on pre-tripping a conventional school bus
October 15, 2013
In the new DVD from Indiana school bus driver Greg Beaverson, he conducts a pre-trip inspection, beginning with the outside of the bus and then moving to the inside. The process is broken down into several chapters that can be selected from the DVD menu.
Gauging the safety of school bus alternatives
October 15, 2013

Many school districts and contractors are employing a variety of vehicles to supplement traditional yellow bus service. These alternative arrangements often cut costs and shorten ride times, but the safety implications of transporting students in taxis, vans and other non-school bus vehicles have become a contentious issue.

Cellcontrol technology designed to prevent distracted driving
October 10, 2013
The technology uses a unique Bluetooth trigger unit coupled with a mobile application on a cell phone to stop the temptation to call, e-mail, text or surf the Internet while a vehicle is in motion. After the software is downloaded on a computer and the trigger unit is installed in a vehicle, Cellcontrol will automatically enforce the operation’s policy for use of mobile devices while driving.
District’s ‘Safety Town’ teaches students bus, life safety
October 8, 2013
Arizona-based Dysart Unified School District’s third annual event will be held this week, with transportation department employees and high school students providing information to approximately 900 kindergartners in such areas as bus evacuation drills, distracted driving and CPR.
Seon to donate proceeds to anti-bullying efforts
October 2, 2013
A portion of the proceeds of every bus camera system the supplier sells between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 will go to anti-bullying education and awareness campaigns such as “The Bully Project.” The total donation is expected to amount to upward of $25,000.
Driver keeps students safe during bus breakdown
October 2, 2013
Robin Smith, a bus driver for Florida’s Volusia County Schools, safely evacuates the students from her bus and keeps them calm after she notices smoke coming from the rear of the vehicle. A parent who was at the scene praises Smith for her actions.

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