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Teen accused of knocking out school bus driver
March 3, 2015
The Louisiana student allegedly punched the driver in the face until she went unconscious. Another student stepped on the brakes and pulled the shifter to stop the bus.
Survey reports on illegal bus passing incidents in New York
March 3, 2015
School bus drivers in 26 districts found that 259 motorists passed a stopped bus on Feb. 24. The New York Association for Pupil Transportation estimates the total number statewide is closer to 10,000.
Indiana lawmakers reject bus stop-arm camera bill
March 2, 2015
House Bill 1404 would have let more schools use stop-arm cameras to take photos of vehicles that illegally passed the buses’ extended stop arm, and allowed them to be used to issue citations.
Trucker gets jail time for passing school bus on right
March 2, 2015
Minnesota police said that the semi-truck driver nearly hit a student as he swerved around a stopped school bus in the May 2014 incident.
New Jersey lawmakers OK service animals on school buses
March 2, 2015
The bill, which adds school buses to the list of school locations in which students’ service animals are allowed, awaits the governor’s signature.
Driver fired for leaving student with autism alone on bus
March 2, 2015
The Fulton County (Ga.) Schools driver did not walk through the bus to check for students at the end of the route. The student fell asleep on the bus and was alone for two-and-a-half hours.
School Bus Software Offering More Accessibility, One-Stop Shop Options
February 27, 2015

Choices abound for routing and fleet maintenance software packages that are available on any web-connected device, eliminate the need to spend time importing and exporting data to one central location, and automatically track a variety of information in real time.

Video shows special-needs monitor striking 4-year-old
February 27, 2015
Lillian Jackson is seen allegedly striking the child on the way to Bluffton (S.C.) Elementary School on Feb. 12. She was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.
HSM treats 75 drivers to breakfast for Love the Bus
February 27, 2015
North Carolina State Superintendent June Atkinson rides on a school bus and joins drivers for a Love the Bus breakfast sponsored by HSM.
ALC wins national contract for student transportation
February 26, 2015
Through the contract with the Cooperative Purchasing Network, ALC can provide school districts with alternative transportation services at nationally leveraged pricing, officials say.
Update on NCST schedule, registration
February 26, 2015
Registration for the 16th National Congress on School Transportation is moving forward, and more details on the event are now available.
Cuts to school bus driver health funding rejected
February 26, 2015
Georgia House leaders reject Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to cut health insurance benefits to part-time school employees, but they increase employer contributions to cover the cost.
Blue Bird becomes publicly traded company
February 26, 2015
The school bus manufacturer debuts on the Nasdaq stock exchange with the ticker symbol “BLBD” after the close of an acquisition by Hennessy.
Minnesota district launches late-bus alert app
February 25, 2015
St. Paul Public Schools’ free MySPPS Bus application provides alerts on school buses that are running more than 10 minutes late.
School bus driver visits Peru for charitable work
February 25, 2015
Tiger Melhem of Prince Edward Island, Canada, is bringing about $15,000 worth of donated items to needy kids for Help a Kid Wear Shoes in Peru, a charity he launched in 2007.
Update: Suspect identified in school bus fires
February 25, 2015
Police say it appears that a juvenile suspect was acting alone when two school buses were burned in Newport, North Carolina, on Sunday night.
IC Bus Exec Trish Reed Talks Propane, School Bus Sales
February 25, 2015

Reed discusses the benefits of IC Bus’ new propane school bus, which the manufacturer sees tying in to projected growth in alternative fuels.

Dubai sees increases in school bus ridership, safety
February 24, 2015
Officials say that Dubai’s school transport law and partnerships with international entities, including NAPT, have helped bolster the Emirate’s pupil transportation system.
Arizona district pulls 11 buses after one catches fire
February 24, 2015
Tucson Unified School District took the buses out of operation because they are similar to the one that caught fire. The buses were bought from the same manufacturer at the same time.
2 school buses burn in suspected arson
February 23, 2015
The buses, parked in a school lot in Newport, North Carolina, were set on fire on Sunday night. Police say that “suspicious items” were found on the buses.
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