School transportation providers from across the state gather in Anaheim to kick off the annual California Association of School Transportation Officials conference.
Easypull is a fully integrated winch system that pulls a wheelchair and passenger into a vehicle up a ramp.
IMMI’s new school bus seating product has a central adjust for one-pull tightening of the restraint system.
A demonstration of the Saf-T-Anchor Removable Seat (S.T.A.R.S.) Mounting System, which is designed for easier removal and installation of seats for special-needs students.
The Arc of Spokane presented the school bus company with the 2017 Champion of the Arc Employer Award for promoting employment among people with developmental disabilities.
Ruby Taylor of Iowa is reinstated by an arbitrator after her firing for allegedly abusing a special-needs student in 2015. The district wants the decision thrown out, citing evidence of abuse and neglect.
BESI developed the Safe Journey Seat Mount to make safety vests tamper-resistant for students who have difficulty staying seated.
The Type A school bus newcomer launches its dealer network with Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair in Ohio and Signature Bus Sales in New England.
AMF-Bruns of America develops Easypull, a winch system that pulls a wheelchair and passenger into a vehicle up a ramp. The automatic restraint system secures the wheelchair to the vehicle.
Brian Barrington, an industry veteran and VP of the new venture, says that the Titan Bus line will boast a wider body and entry door, along with standard equipment like LED lighting, tinted glass, and a multiplex system.
The New Jersey substitute driver and aide dropped off the 11-year-old girl, who is nonverbal, at a home located nearly 3 miles from her own home.
Thomas Mitchell, a mechanic and substitute bus driver in Tennessee, built a wheelchair ramp at the home of a special-needs student who rides one of the buses he drives.
Behavior on the bus, autism, and bullying prevention are among the topics covered in an OPTA training event.
Building relationships through good communication and receiving ongoing training are key to a school bus driver’s success in resolving challenging behavior.
NYAPT asks the state Legislature to continue the funding it is currently providing; add funding for pre-K students, bus monitors, and security; and increase support for the school bus driver training program.