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School bus safety a key theme in Oregon conference
June 23, 2015
Emergency response, vehicle dynamics and crash prevention were among the topics covered during the Oregon Pupil Transportation Association’s annual gathering.
School bus driver falls asleep at wheel, crashes empty bus
June 11, 2015
Josiah Muckey of Oregon is cited by police for careless driving after they say he fell asleep and crashed into two trees, a highway sign and a retaining wall.
Oregon district extends First Student contract
May 26, 2015
Molalla River School District continues its partnership with the contractor for the 2015-16 school year with the recent award of a new five-year contract.
Oregon school bus driver killed in head-on collision
May 21, 2015
Terilyn Morgan, a bus driver for First Student, was killed when her bus collided with a semi-truck. The one passenger aboard the bus, Gary Randolph, is hospitalized and in critical condition.
Student Transportation Inc. expands operations into Oregon
May 20, 2015
The contractor is awarded a new $3 million annual contract — its first in Oregon — to provide transportation services to Lake Oswego School District.
1 injured as school bus slides off road, rolls twice
November 24, 2014
Oregon police say that the driver lost control of the small bus, and it went off an embankment. The bus was carrying six ski team members, one of whom was injured.
Oregon fleet sees success with propane in cold weather
November 3, 2014
Bend-La Pine Schools has replaced aging diesel buses with 53 propane Type C school buses, which officials say average 95% reliability.
Salem-Keizer launches cyclist safety campaign, cuts idling by 60%
October 1, 2014
Salem-Keizer (Ore.) Public Schools staff members collaborated with a local cyclist, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon Bike Racing Association on a bicycle-bus safety awareness poster to educate bus drivers. Meanwhile, the fleet, safety and facilities team was able to cut idling by nearly two-thirds last year, and the transportation team reduced accidents by 59%.
5 ways to gain support from school boards
March 4, 2014

With funding for pupil transportation tight, those providing the service must show board members its value. District and bus company officials share tips that can help in getting this group of individuals to become advocates for the yellow bus, from making yourself visible and available to sharing positive stories about your operation.

Troopers: Man purposely rams bus, attempts to board
January 22, 2014
Jonathan Modesitt is arrested following last week’s incident, in which Oregon State Police troopers say he dropped his pants after hitting the bus and tried to get on board with a gun. He faces multiple charges, including driving under the influence of intoxicants.
First Student names area GM of Alaska locations
October 15, 2013
In the Alaska role, Laura Hansen works closely with local management teams and oversees operations for locations, financial results, safety, and fleet and maintenance. The First Student veteran most recently served as senior location manager for the school transportation provider's Portland, Ore., facility.
Oregon district adds riders but decreases route buses
October 10, 2013
Last school year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools added two schools and changed bell times. The district's routing team was able to increase efficiency and reduce the number of large buses by 1% and small buses by 2% compared to the previous year.
DVD teaches bullying response techniques
April 30, 2013
The video, called “What Are You Going To Do?,” was created by the Oregon Pupil Transportation Association and Dr. Allan Beane, founder of Bully Free Systems. It depicts various types of bullying, with one situation leading to a student taking a bus hostage. Those involved in developing the video tell SBF the goals were to show a worst-case scenario and provide tools that drivers can use to address bullying.
School bus drivers win case against union
March 26, 2013
A group of school bus drivers in Oregon file a federal charge with the National Labor Relations Board, saying that a local union demanded that they join and pay full dues or face discharge. The settlement that the drivers win includes back pay.
Bus drivers deliver Christmas gifts to students in need
December 19, 2012
Drivers for David Douglas School District #40 in Portland, Ore., adopt 50 children this year as part of the transportation operation’s adopt-a-family program. Driver Trainer Kathy Calkins tells SBF that all parents get a scarf and gloves or a hat, students get coats and three gifts, and babies receive warm clothing or a toy.
Ore. state director Steven Huillet to retire
November 30, 2012
During his tenure at the Oregon Department of Education, Huillet has worked on key developments to enhance school bus maintenance and safety, including a certification program for technicians to conduct annual inspections.
Collins delivers 134 propane buses to First Student
November 15, 2012
The NEXBUS units will be used by the school bus contractor to provide student transportation to Seattle Public Schools and Portland (Ore.) Public Schools. The propane fuel system was developed in partnership with CleanFUEL USA.
Ore. bus driver logs 41 years of safe driving
November 6, 2012
Sherren Wargnier also serves as a driver trainer for Salem-Keizer Public Schools in Salem, Ore., and she works as a third-party tester for CDL applicants. She tells SBF what has contributed to her safe practices behind the wheel, and officials from the Oregon Department of Education weigh in on her career as well.
Ore. bus driver praised for actions to prevent accident
November 1, 2012
As Pam Alley’s bus is stopped on a two-lane highway while students are crossing the road, she notices a log truck approaching from behind the bus, and it is not slowing down. After the students clear the road, Alley swerves to the left as the truck driver veers off the road to the right, reportedly missing the bus by inches.
Ore. district revises bell times, cuts road calls
September 25, 2012
The Salem-Keizer Public Schools transportation department has adjusted all school bell times, which director Michael Shields says reduced the number of routes without causing problems or service interruptions. In other news, road calls were reduced for all vehicles by 38.4% compared to the previous year.
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