Steven Longoria of Texas forms a friendship with a special-needs student. He then hears from a bus driver and the student's mother that motorists are not stopping for the bus, so he starts following it on its route.
Glenn Chappell was notified that he was “no longer authorized” to drive a school bus for failing to provide medical certification. The school system was not notified, he continued driving, and died in a crash that killed five others.
The Trans Star is a 20-passenger, dual rear-wheel bus that combines signature aerodynamics with the Ford Transit platform.
Awards are presented to America’s Best competition winners and to other student transportation professionals for heroism, and their work with special-needs students and in continuing education.
The C.E. White PCR, a five-point restraint system, attaches to school bus seats and accommodates children weighing 20 to 90 pounds.
AMF-Bruns of America unveils its Hide-A-Way, with restraints fully integrated into the floor, at the NAPT trade show.
According to Bergstrom, testing found that the Cool Zone system cooled a bus five minutes faster than what is required by Florida and Texas state specs.
A combination of wheelchair and occupant restraints and a headrest and backrest is designed to stabilize passengers in the event of a rear-end collision.
The company receives a score of 100% from Michigan State Police for its fleet of 25 buses that serve Royal Oak School District.
All school bus drivers and aides in the state have to go through the training program, which was mandated by a bill passed last year.
An IEP in 2014 for Emily Quandt of Minnesota stated that she needs a trained person to ride the bus with her to administer medication for life-threatening seizures, but she rode the bus alone last year due to a lack of district staff. An aide will ride on the bus with her this year.
Ten-year-old Alex Perez of New Jersey sees smoke coming from the bus engine and yells to get the bus driver’s attention. All passengers are evacuated from the bus with no serious injuries.
Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 1072, also known as the “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law,” which will require all school buses in the state to be equipped with child-check reminder alarm systems and for bus drivers to be trained on those systems.
The business intelligence platform will display actionable data in a user friendly dashboard and allow transportation directors to share it and collaborate on solutions. It will be unveiled at the association’s annual Summit in November.
In Texas, a 14-year-old boy unbuckles his seat belt, moves quickly to the front of the bus, and jumps off as the bus travels down a freeway. He is found safe walking down another freeway one hour later.