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Stop-arm cameras still OK under law change in Ohio
January 8, 2015
A new law that takes effect in March will effectively end the use of cameras for traffic enforcement at red lights, but an exemption allows the continued use of school bus stop-arm cameras.
Kansas school bus drivers ask for summer unemployment benefits
January 7, 2015
During a legislative forum in Wichita, contracted drivers ask legislators to support a bill that would make them eligible to collect the benefits during summer break.
Tags: Kansas
A boy was dragged about 80 feet by a car that was passing his school bus as he crossed the street.
9-year-old struck by car passing school bus
January 7, 2015
The boy was dragged 80 feet and knocked unconscious when he was hit by a car while crossing the street on Tuesday in Lakewood, New Jersey.
An event in Baltimore on Saturday aims to develop ways to cut down on long transit rides and taxi costs for students. Photo from Maryland MTA
Baltimore group seeks solutions for school transit
January 7, 2015
A community event aims to develop ways to cut down on long transit rides and taxi costs for students. Baltimore City Public Schools will provide seed funding for the best proposals.
School bus driver dies after bus crashes into tree
January 7, 2015
Edwin Rivera Dejesus, a driver for Monroe School Transportation in Rochester, New York, may have had a massive heart attack when the minibus he was driving sideswiped another school bus, police say. Eight students and one bus monitor were injured.
After two decades of serving as a vital resource on legal issues for the pupil transportation industry, Peggy Burns will retire at the end of 2015.
Pupil transportation legal expert Peggy Burns to retire
January 6, 2015
After two decades of serving as a vital resource on legal issues for the pupil transportation industry, Burns will retire at the end of 2015.
Teen who ran stop arm, fatally struck student, charged with homicide
January 6, 2015
Michael Shelly, the 18-year-old man accused of fatally striking a 16-year-old girl in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, last month as she walked to her stopped school bus, was arraigned on several charges, including homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangering.
InterMotive’s pre-trip inspection module turns on and off all chassis-controlled exterior lights, enabling a solo operator to confirm that the lights are working.
New pre-trip inspection module from InterMotive
January 6, 2015
The module turns on and off all chassis-controlled exterior lights, enabling a solo operator to confirm that the lights are working properly before starting a trip.
School bus driver, student killed in bus-train collision
January 6, 2015
A bus driver in Larimore, North Dakota, was returning students home on Monday after school when he struck a train. He failed to yield to a stop sign, officials say. A 17-year-old girl was also killed and 12 students were injured.
Bus aide charged with attacking autistic student
January 5, 2015
Clara McGriff, a monitor in Polk County, Florida, allegedly hit the boy while he was restrained in a harness and pressed him against the side of a bus numerous times. She is facing child abuse charges and has been suspended without pay.
District apologizes for taking blind student’s cane as punishment
January 5, 2015
North Kansas City (Mo.) Schools apologized for confiscating a blind student’s cane last month and giving him a foam tube to use instead. The boy threw the cane into the air as he was tapping it to music while on the bus, and school officials thought he was getting violent.
Tags: Missouri
Shown here with one of All-Star Transportation's propane buses, from left to right: John Dufour, president, All-Star Transportation; Leslie Sheldon, operations manager, All-Star Transportation; Connecticut State Rep. John Case; and Ryan Bingham, former Torrington mayor. Photo courtesy of All-Star Transportation.
Connecticut district saves $200K with propane school buses
January 5, 2015
Contractor All-Star Transportation acquired 51 Blue Bird Propane Vision Type C school buses to service Torrington Public Schools about two years ago when the district was looking to replace some of its older diesel school buses.
Special-needs kindergartner left alone on bus for 7 hours
December 31, 2014
A driver for North Thurston School District in Lacey, Washington, resigned last month after admitting to not completing a check of his bus. The 6-year-old boy was supposed to be dropped off at a day care center, but was found later that evening asleep on the bus.
Police officers train for school bus emergencies
December 31, 2014
About a dozen Roanoke, Virginia, police officers participate in tactical training on the city’s school buses to familiarize them with the vehicles in the event of a crisis such as a crash, fire or hostage situation.
The average diesel price in the U.S. is down to $3.213 per gallon — the lowest point in four years.
Diesel price still on the decline
December 31, 2014
The average diesel price in the U.S. is down to $3.213 per gallon — the lowest point in four years.
Tags: diesel
John Corrado, president of Suffolk Transportation and NYSBCA treasurer, shown far right in the back row, presented a check to the United Way.  
New York association donates over $5K to charities
December 31, 2014
The New York School Bus Contractors Association recently presented the United Way of Long Island with a check for $3,640 and the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund with a check for $1,610.
Tags: New York
In one of SBF’s favorite videos of the year, Myke Obstaculo teaches his son Joey how to safely board and ride the school bus.
Editors’ Picks: Videos of the Year
December 31, 2014
School Bus Fleet’s favorite videos of 2014 were creative approaches to delivering school bus safety messages to students.
In 2013, 32,719 people died in traffic crashes, down from 33,782 in 2012. Photo by UpstateNYer
NHTSA: Traffic fatalities dropped 3.1% in 2013
December 31, 2014
Newly released federal data also show a nearly 25% decline in overall highway deaths since 2004.
The most "liked" story on SBF's Facebook page featured photos of school buses decorated for the holidays. Photo by Meredith Bray, transportation specialist at Gus Stavros Institute in Pinellas Park, Florida. 
Top 5 most ‘liked’ stories on SBF’s Facebook in 2014
December 31, 2014
Stories on the holidays and driver heroism were among the most popular this year.
Richard Wolfington Sr. (right) is pictured here with son Richard Jr. and daughter Eganne Wolfington McGowan in 2011. Behind them is a restored 1898 Wolfington Brougham carriage.
Richard Wolfington Sr. led school bus dealership for 50 years
December 30, 2014
Wolfington, who washed buses as a teen and later took the reins of his family’s school bus business, Wolfington Body Co., died on Thursday at age 75.

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