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New rules for School Bus Driver Int'l Safety Competition
December 1, 2015
NSTA, which hosts the annual event, announces rule changes that will go into effect for the 2016 competition in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Student behavior cited as factor in school bus crash
November 24, 2015
A driver in Colorado was distracted by noisy students before his bus veered off of a narrow road and rolled last week, district officials say. The driver was new to the job.
School bus driver recognized for response after plane crash
November 19, 2015
Sandy Jett of Ohio quickly backs away from smoke, fire and downed power lines caused by a fatal plane crash on her route. Her supervisor commends her for preventing students from seeing the accident and keeping them calm.
Getting back to driver training basics
November 12, 2015

School bus drivers must learn how to judge other traffic and blend their stop arms into the traffic flow.

NAPT awards highlight heroism, training efforts
November 9, 2015
Honorees include special-needs transportation expert Kala Henkensiefken and school bus driver Alice Bradley, who was credited with thwarting a potential school shooting.
Highly structured delivery schedule keeps sizable school bus fleet running
November 9, 2015
The transportation department at Richmond, Virginia-based Henrico County Public Schools serves 75 schools and about 29,000 students. It devised an efficient hub system to accommodate a four-tier bell schedule to transport students to their schools on time.
School bus driver accused of using cell phone with kids on board
November 4, 2015
An investigation by New York State Police and school district officials leads to the bus driver being charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
School Bus Safety Co. launches new edition of training program
November 3, 2015
The Driver Training Course, originally released in 2009, has been recreated and expanded. It now provides 25 DVD programs and a final exam.
School bus driver accused of assaulting special-needs student
October 30, 2015
Police say that when a 15-year-old passenger failed to follow the bus driver’s instructions, the driver pulled him out of his seat and struck him. Other students captured the incident in cell phone videos.
School bus driver, SBF contributor John Horton to retire
October 28, 2015
For nearly 24 years, Horton has shuttled scores of students and trained other drivers. Meanwhile, his photography has illustrated many School Bus Fleet articles.
3 students charged in attack on school bus driver
October 15, 2015
The students are accused of assaulting their school bus driver, 67-year-old Herman Brown, after he asked them to move to the front of the bus.
Supervisor honored for response to special-needs bus fire
September 29, 2015
During a field trip with about 100 special-needs students from Greenville (S.C.) County Schools, Melanie MacDonald quickly jumped into action when a bus caught on fire.
New York association to hold 61st annual convention
September 29, 2015
The New York School Bus Contractors Association will hold its 61st annual convention from Oct. 16 to 18 in midtown Manhattan. The event will focus on school bus safety and security, alternative fuel solutions and effective management evaluation.
School bus driver cited, fired after crashing into pond
September 22, 2015
Officials say that the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools driver apparently hit the accelerator while hitting the brake before careening into a pond with 27 students on board.
3 school bus driver promotions at California district
September 21, 2015
After a transportation supervisor retires from Mojave Unified School District and a department restructuring, the drivers moved into administrative positions.
School bus duo wins state award for protecting girl
September 16, 2015
Driver Gwendolyn Brinson and attendant Kathy Ritter, who helped thwart a man accused of lewd behavior, are honored by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
School bus driver faces over 50 misdemeanor counts for braking incident
September 11, 2015
A Pennsylvania school bus driver allegedly slammed on the brakes to get the attention of unruly students on the bus, and several suffered injuries.
NSTA Advocacy in Action — Was the entry-level negotiated rulemaking successful?
September 9, 2015

Twenty-six parties with different  interests reached an agreement that is far better than the original proposal. The agreement includes a balance of increased requirements that are not detrimental to the industry and will foster safer entry-level drivers.

GreenRoad launches in-vehicle video system
August 25, 2015
The system is designed to associate captured footage with driving behavior data for individual safety events, providing information about how external and behavioral factors contributed to the outcome.
1,500 transportation staffers take part in training conference
August 20, 2015
Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools prepares for the new school year with a week of training on such topics as driving safety, security awareness and customer service.
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