House resolution includes school transportation among security measures

Posted on June 26, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 18, the House of Representatives passed a resolution (1150) urging the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to enhance security against terrorist attacks and other threats to transportation systems in accordance with the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.

As originally drafted, the resolution addressed only rail and transit lines, but Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) added the language specific to school transportation while the resolution was under consideration by the Homeland Security Committee, according to Derek Graham, president of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services.

The resolution states: “Whereas each weekday, more than 25 million children depend on our nation's school transportation system, in addition to mass transit systems, to get to and from school and school activities, the security of these systems must be enhanced to address the threat of terrorism.”

The resolution also states that the TSA should “give special attention to school transportation systems by working with school administrators, state and local law enforcement, and other representatives in the school transportation industry to keep children safe from terrorist attack.”

Related Topics: school bus security, TSA

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories

247Security Joins Transfinder’s Marketplace

The mobile security equipment and data management supplier’s products are integrated with Transfinder’s as part of the Marketplace, which is designed to help districts boost efficiency.


Mobile DVR/Camera Combination

The CoPilot-RFID, a windshield-mounted mobile DVR/camera combination, can now permanently embed the vehicle operator’s identification into the vehicle’s video records.


School Bus Driver Stabbed, Assaulted

An Ohio school bus driver begins her morning route and is attacked by the suspect, who boarded the bus the night before, police say. Hilliard City Schools takes immediate security measures.


3 Students Hit by Car at School Bus Stop

The Kentucky children are on the sidewalk when the driver of an SUV strikes them while swerving to avoid hitting the bus. Two of the children are in critical condition.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!