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Keeping a close watch
April 1, 2009
School bus drivers are often called the “eyes and ears” of their communities. That was certainly true in the case of 13-year-old Alexis “Lexie” Gl...
Roadeo draws special-needs transportation talent
March 2, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — Top pupil transporters converged here over the weekend to test their skills in the 12th National Special-Needs Team Safety Roadeo.
Q’Straint bolsters sales team
March 2, 2009
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Wheelchair and occupant securement system manufacturer Q’Straint has hired two new sales managers.

James “Bud” Fears wil...

Special-Needs Briefs — 3/2/09
March 2, 2009
Bus driver ensures special-needs students’ safety during tornado
EDMOND, Okla. — School bus driver Cynthia Wiggs was praised last month f...
New training video targets special-needs transportation
February 17, 2009
Education Compliance Group Inc. has released a new driver training video, The Road to Compliance for Special Needs Drivers, by attorney and consultant Peggy Burns.
California Dept. of Education cancels transportation conferences
February 12, 2009
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As a result of the current fiscal emergency in the state of California, all travel under any circumstances for the Californ...
Children’s health expert to address Transporting Students With Disabilities
February 2, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — Dr. Marilyn J. Bull will deliver the keynote luncheon address during the 18th National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Stude...
Special-Needs Briefs — 2/2/09
February 2, 2009
Special-needs student assaults school bus aide
GROVETOWN, Ga. — A school bus aide will not press charges against a 10-year-old special-ne...
California District's Transportation Staff Embraces Change
February 1, 2009
The 29 employees in Westminster (Calif.) School District’s (WSD) transportation department possess an inherent understanding of what it takes to t...
Wheelchair Lifts Boast High-Tech Innovations
February 1, 2009
Today’s wheelchair lift manufacturers are in tune with pupil transporters’ mission to ensure the safety of students, particularly if the children...
Small Buses Take On Tough Terrain
February 1, 2009
With about 1,500 square miles of mostly rural area to cover, West County Transportation Agency (WCTA) school buses regularly venture off paved stre...
An unforgettable night
February 1, 2009
Throughout my time covering the bus industry, this may be the most troubling thing I’ve come across:

“[The bus matron] told police she knew Ri...

Pennsylvania to host special-needs transportation event
January 26, 2009
Pennsylvania's 2009 Special-Needs Transportation Conference will be held April 15 in Grantville. The conference is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania S...
California DOE to offer special-needs transportation conference
January 7, 2009
The California Department of Education (DOE) is offering a two-day Transporting Children with Special Needs Conference at several locations throughout the state.
Special-Needs Briefs — 1/5/09
January 5, 2009
Special-needs student left on bus overnight in freezing temperatures
NEW YORK — A 22-year-old mentally disabled man was left on board his...
Scholarship to be given for Transporting Students With Disabilities
January 5, 2009
A new scholarship will cover expenses for one transportation professional to attend the upcoming National Conference & Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers.
California DOE to offer special-needs transportation conference
January 5, 2009
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Department of Education (DOE) is offering a two-day Transporting Children with Special Needs Conference at severa...
The Dos and Don'ts of Wheelchair Transport Safety
December 1, 2008
By Lawrence W. Schneider and Miriam A. Manary

After the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1976 became law, it was common p...

Los Angeles district contracts alt. fuel buses for special-ed students
December 1, 2008
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education awarded a contract for 140 new alternative fuel buses for the 2009-1...
Special-Needs Briefs — 12/1/08
December 1, 2008
Special-needs student allegedly commandeers school bus
DETROIT — A spokesman for Detroit Public Schools said an 18-year-old special-needs...

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