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Abducted student found, police still seeking kidnapper
December 14, 2010
A 9-year-old Texas student who was abducted last week while walking to a school bus stop was later found and transported to a hospital for evaluation. In the wake of a police investigation to find her kidnapper, school district officials urge students to walk in groups or with parents to and from bus stops.
Parents push for more visible school bus stops
October 14, 2010
Don and Kimberly Mair have asked a Florida school district’s board to support their efforts to get warning signs posted at bus stops to alert motorists that there might be children in the area. The couple’s daughter, Gabby, was fatally hit by a car in June after being dropped off by her school bus.
New guide targets bus stop safety
August 19, 2010
Free resource from NHTSA provides steps for designating school bus stops and supporting safe pedestrian behavior by students between their homes and bus stops. Included are examples of state and district guidelines.
Bus safety messages abound for new school year
August 18, 2010
School districts, contractors, state highway patrol officials and others have issued reminders to motorists and tips to parents and students to ensure students’ safety in 2010-11. Reminders for motorists include stopping for school buses while tips for parents include accompanying their children to their bus stops whenever possible.
Program aims to protect children at bus stops
July 27, 2010
Under “Stop Watch,” set to launch this fall, trained volunteers will look for suspicious activity at school bus stops in a Florida community. The volunteers will be provided with a cell phone that can contact 911 when they see questionable activity.
Suspect caught in bus stop robbery
April 6, 2010
An 18-year-old is charged in the Friday incident, in which four Virginia students were held up at gunpoint while waiting for their school bus. No one was injured in the robbery, but the culprit made off with a gold chain.
Unmarked school bus attempts to pick up children at bus stop
October 30, 2009
Hudson School District superintendent releases suspicious person alert, describing the driver and vehicle. The alert also urges parents to talk to children about safety practices.
Bus stop ID program targets student safety
October 26, 2009
Innovative program features wristbands that match students to the right bus. Wristbands list student's name, grade, school, route and stop number.
Adopt-A-Watt provides bus stop lights, green project funds
October 1, 2009

TAYLOR, Mich. — As approved by a unanimous vote by the Board of Education in July, Taylor School District will acquire solar school bus stop lights th...

Bus driver shows bravery in line of fire
September 17, 2009
When an SUV pulled in front of her school bus and a man pointed a gun at high schoolers she had just dropped off, Kendra Hankerson put herself in the line of fire.
Software Simplifies Routing With Invaluable Data, Capabilities
September 1, 2009

The routing and scheduling software currently available to school bus operations is user-friendly and designed to make the routing process as smoo...

Georgia district restores 2,500 bus stops
August 5, 2009
MARIETTA, Ga. — Cobb County School District (CCSD) is keeping about 2,500 school bus stops that had been slated for elimination to save money.

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Adopt-A-Watt provides bus stop lights, green project funds to local schools
August 5, 2009
TAYLOR, Mich. — As approved by a unanimous vote by the Board of Education last month, the Taylor School District will acquire solar school bus stop l...
Funding may go to creating safe routes to bus stops
April 8, 2009
As Congress prepares to take on the reauthorization of the highway bill that includes Safe Routes to School, advocates of the program are calling for more funding and several changes to it.
West Virginia could make school bus stops drug-free zones
April 1, 2009
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill has been introduced that would establish drug-free zones at school bus stops in the state.
Florida bill would ban new bus stops from state highways
February 18, 2009
A bill has been introduced by state Rep. Chuck Chestnut to prohibit school bus stops from being located directly on certain state-maintained roads.
Florida county plans school bus stop improvements
January 28, 2009
The Hernando County Board of County Commissioners has approved the installation of street lights at 12 school bus stops and 10- by 10-foot concrete standing pads at four locations in an effort to improve safety and visibility for students and motorists.
Boy found after bus stop abduction
January 21, 2009
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A 7-year-old abducted from a school bus stop here was located by detectives about 250 miles away in Las Vegas.
Bus stop activity taped
June 1, 2007

SOMERSET, N.J. — Transportation officials for the Franklin Township School District have a new safety tool at their disposal.

Motorist to serve prison time for bus-stop death
November 1, 2006

PONTIAC, Mich. — A motorist who hit and killed a high-school student while illegally passing a school bus was sentenced to seven to 22 1/2 years in prison.

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