A task force finds that students with food allergies are especially vulnerable on school buses because students often bring food that could cause an acute allergic reaction.
GASTONIA, N.C. — Statewide budget cuts have prompted Gaston County Schools to reduce its elementary bus stops in an effort to save money and increase efficiency.
Officials said that the school district can no longer afford to have school buses stop at every household, and that having fewer stops will save the district close to $200,000 a year.
The changes, which will begin with the 2011-12 school year, will also reduce bus trip time by 15 percent and reduce the need to idle buses.
Under the new bus route plan, no elementary student will be required to walk farther than one-fifth or two-tenths of a mile to a bus stop.
School transportation officials carefully checked all bus stops this summer to ensure student safety. Specific information about bus stops will be provided to parents during back-to-school orientations and open house programs this month.
In 2009, Gaston County Schools changed bus stops for middle and senior high schools to save money, and there were no major problems, officials said.
The new FMCSA final rule applies to drivers seeking a CDL or endorsements, including a school bus endorsement.
The national legislation is introduced by a Tennessee congressman in the wake of the fatal school bus crash in Chattanooga.
Crash risks increase for drivers who get less than seven hours of sleep, according to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Starting in 2020, the database will contain records of violations of FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing program by CDL holders, including school bus drivers.
School transportation departments, public transit agencies, and the public can share a photo or video of an act of kindness on their Facebook and Twitter pages to win a prize.
A preliminary report finds that Glenn Chappell had hypertension, diabetes, and seizures, and in the past five years had been involved in at least 12 crashes or incidents while driving a school bus or personal vehicle.
The federal investigative agency finishes gathering evidence at the scene of the fatal school bus crash, although the driver declined an interview.
Ian McKerlich will serve as Zonar’s new president and CEO, replacing Brett Brinton, who remains with the organization as a strategic advisor. The company also makes two new key technology hires.
The manufacturer’s analytics team is among the winners of the first Analytics 50 Awards, which have been created to honor 50 companies using analytics to solve business challenges.
Monica Coburn will bring her experience with lap-shoulder belts on school buses to IMMI, which produces SafeGuard seating products.
Association officials ask NHTSA to raise public awareness on the dangers of illegal passing of school buses.
Hillsborough County students who live within 2 miles of their middle school or high school may no longer be eligible to ride the bus because of a lack of state funding for courtesy busing.
With the addition of nine regional distribution centers, FinditParts guarantees second-day delivery of more than 50,000 of its most popular parts.
Brenda Thoman, who drove a bus for the same Missouri school district for 52 years, officially retired on Nov. 18. She was accident-free her entire driving career.