The legislation in Congress aims to reduce wait times for driver applicants to take a CDL skills test.
ELDON, Iowa — When Iowa began allowing Wi-Fi on school buses in July, one school district wasted no time in launching wireless Internet access on its buses.
Cardinal Community School District now has Wi-Fi-equipped buses, which will allow students to access the web on the way to and from school and activity trips.
The allowance for onboard Wi-Fi was one of multiple changes to Iowa's school bus specification rules that went into effect on July 16.
State pupil transportation director Max Christensen told SBF that school districts had been aware of the pending rule changes for about six months, and he got a lot of questions about the Wi-Fi provision.
“As the state director, I’m quite pleased to see our state and our districts being proactive in doing this,” Christensen said.
Joel Pedersen, superintendent of Cardinal Community School District, told the Ottumwa Courier that the district hopes that the Wi-Fi will help students in doing their homework on the bus and have a positive effect on passenger behavior.
"The devices are set up to be [heavy on] educational apps, so we hope it's about learning, but even for casual use, if we can minimize disruptions on the bus for the driver [by children engaged in] the casual use of Androids it might help resolve some of the challenges bus drivers face,” Pederson told the news source. “To me, that's one of the toughest jobs there is."
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Raymond Martinez is cleared by the Senate to lead FMCSA. The National School Transportation Association says it looks forward to working with him.
The webinar, titled “School & Mass Shootings in America: What Now?”, will be led by researcher Dr. Jaclyn Schildkraut.
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The IC Bus parent company recognizes suppliers that exceeded performance expectations for quality, delivery, technology, and cost.
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A $0.50 per gallon credit for propane and natural gas and an alt-fuel infrastructure incentive are among tax provisions retroactively applied to last year.
The Type D line is now powered by the Cummins L9 diesel engine and offers OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics, among other features.
Franceille Fleurine of Massachusetts reportedly strikes two trees, smashing the back window of the bus, and then continues to drive her route.
Here’s a high-profile plug for the Love the Bus campaign. Dr. Ross Renfrow, superintendent of Johnston County (N.C.) Public Schools, and Mark Johnson, North Carolina’s state superintendent, give a shoutout to school bus drivers and other transportation team members.
School Bus Fleet's general manager and publisher says that with so many pieces of the budget pie competing for dollars, someone needs to remind our elected officials why pupil transportation should be a priority.