The school bus company is honored with an award for its maintenance program in Spokane, Washington, and receives a 100% score on an inspection of one of its Minnesota fleets.
SALT LAKE CITY — Troy Edward Daniels, a former Jordan School District bus driver, was charged last week with misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and failure to signal in connection with the death of a 10-year-old girl on April 30, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
The victim, Seleny Crosby, was riding on Daniels’ bus when he pulled over onto the shoulder to let students off the bus, South Jordan Police told The Salt Lake Tribune. Police said Crosby exited, ran in front of Daniels’ bus to cross the street, was hit by a second bus and died two days later.
Daniels has been summoned to appear in 3rd District Court in Salt Lake City on Sept. 3. According to a probable cause statement filed with the court, when Daniels pulled over, he "deviated from his normal routine" when he "activated his 4-way hazard flashers while offloading students," but allegedly "chose not to activate his red lights and signals or stop sign in the lane of travel because he needed to hand out flyers to the students as they offloaded," the newspaper reports. The flyers notified students that the number of their bus was changing.
The driver of the other bus told police that she saw Daniels’ bus pulled to the side of the road, but because his red light signals and stop sign were not activated, she did not believe he was offloading any students. She said she was driving below the speed limit as she started to pass Daniels’ bus, saw the girl run in front of her bus, immediately tried to brake and steer away from the girl, but was unable to avoid a collision, according to court documents.
To read the full story, click here.
Cater, the director of transportation for Allen Independent School District, has been recognized for school bus driver training programs and security efforts.
A dozen junior high track athletes are injured when their school bus overturns on an Idaho highway.
This dramatization from Georgia, based on a true story, teaches students about safely boarding and exiting the school bus — including what to do if they drop something.
Training for safety competitions was a demanding endeavor for driver-turned-teacher Angie Ortiz, but the hard work paid off by helping her keep her passengers safe.
A bill that would raise the minimum age for new school bus drivers in the state passes unanimously in the House. Another bill that would require restraints on school buses passes a committee vote.
Planning for the 17th National Congress on School Transportation is now in the works, with committee members being re-established and selected through this summer.
The competition is open to all kinds of shots related to school transportation. Two winners will each receive a $100 cash prize.
The IC Bus event was about embracing change and thinking big. Thinking big is hard sometimes, and change of any kind is stressful.
The surveillance supplier’s high-definition system for school buses can now record 16 channels of HD video and audio simultaneously.
At SBX, special-needs transportation expert Linda Bluth discusses the policies of new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and stresses that “safe transportation must be a part of the agenda.”
In Grand Junction, Colorado, dozens of school bus drivers and other staff from Student Transportation of America jump into action during a bomb threat at a high school.
The National School Transportation Association president discusses the new administration in Washington, the shortage of school bus drivers, and the potential impact of autonomous technology.
A Louisiana student suffers a heart attack on the ride to school and students perform CPR on her. Faculty members are able to revive her with a defibrillator.
School transportation providers from across the state gather in Anaheim to kick off the annual California Association of School Transportation Officials conference.