A new state law aims to accelerate the process of getting a commercial driver’s license by enabling private vendors to conduct the knowledge and skills tests.
The yellow school bus will come into the spotlight during a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program next week.
The second episode of the “America Revealed” series will focus on the workings of America’s vast transportation network. A spokesperson informed the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) that the episode, titled “Nation on the Move,” will cover “one of the nation’s most important modes of public transportation: the school bus.”
“We are letting you know about this PBS program because its story and perspective will be of interest to your membership,” the spokesperson said in an e-mail to NASDPTS. “’Nation on the Move’ offers a unique, educational and sophisticated analytical perspective on the essential components of the nation’s infrastructure system that keep Americans moving every day.”
The episode is slated to air on Wednesday, April 18. It will be made available online here on April 19.
Auto Safety House, the Thomas Built Buses dealership for Arizona, will operate as a brand under the ownership of W.W. Williams, a provider of repair services and products.
Kiesha Shannon of Ohio pleads guilty to attacking her daughter’s bus driver and is sentenced to three years of probation. The judge says he had limited sentencing options, which is why he didn’t give her jail time.
The dealership’s event recognizes top pupil transportation providers, including the 2017 Alabama Love the Bus Driver of the Year.
NYAPT asks the state Legislature to continue the funding it is currently providing; add funding for pre-K students, bus monitors, and security; and increase support for the school bus driver training program.
The research by West Virginia University scientists sheds light on the sources and amount of greenhouse-gas methane that is emitted in the natural gas supply chain.
SynTec Seating Solutions is offering black back seat covers for its S3B and S3C school bus seats.
The new 10-year deal makes Duval County Public Schools the contractor’s biggest customer.
Mid-South Bus Center in Tennessee and Warner Bus Industries in Saskatchewan are the latest dealers to become certified in the collaborative effort between the school bus manufacturer and its dealers.
New legislation designed to support a growing number of homeless students leaves some transportation providers grappling with logistics and costs. More training and inter-staff communication are recommended.
The state acquires 26 Blue Bird propane buses as part of its efforts to update its aging fleet.
Florida officers arrest Zachary Martin for allegedly stealing a school bus and attempting to elude officers during a traffic stop.
The statewide program offers $10 million for purchasing school buses powered by electricity, renewable diesel, natural gas, or propane.
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In addition to donating time and money to benefit local students, the school bus OEM and its employees recently gave $300,000 to the United Way.