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Student honored for actions after school bus crash
July 14, 2015
Shayne Pierre, 15, received an award from the Montana Highway Patrol for assisting the injured drunken driver of the other vehicle, then returning to the bus to get the students to exit because he had noticed gasoline leaking from the vehicles.
Districts report cost efficiencies with Blue Bird buses
July 14, 2015
Two school districts, one located in New York and the other in Mississippi, cite certified technicians and alternative fuel as factors in reducing school bus total cost of ownership.
Torrance Unified School District will soon receive one of two of its diesel buses that are being converted to electric by TransPower. Shown here are two of the district's CNG-powered buses.
California district to receive first electric school bus in conversion project
July 14, 2015
Torrance Unified School District’s transportation director recently visited TransPower’s facilities to see the progress on the conversion of one of its diesel-powered buses to electric.
Emirates Transport to recruit 1,000 female school bus supervisors
July 13, 2015
The move is a response to growing demand for the bus supervisor service since the company started offering it to private schools last year.
North Carolina approves revised school bus crossing procedure
July 13, 2015
The state’s board of education approved policy revisions requiring bus drivers to use hand signals to help students safely cross the street and for student safety training to be documented.
An upcoming NHTSA meeting will “address the challenges and barriers that have prevented schools from taking action to install three-point seat belt systems in school buses.”
NHTSA to hold meeting on school bus seat belts
July 10, 2015
The public meeting will “address the challenges and barriers that have prevented schools from taking action to install three-point seat belt systems in school buses,” according to NHTSA.
Virginia district rolls out stop-arm camera program
July 10, 2015
Arlington Public Schools rolled out the program using American Traffic Solutions’ CrossingGuard. Citations will be issued after a two-month warning period, as the school year begins.
School board member convicted of passing stopped school bus
July 8, 2015
Tichi Pinkney Eppes of Virginia said she waited behind the bus and that it looked empty, but the police officer who issued the citation testified that there were children exiting at the time. She is planning to appeal.
Pennsylvania district to use SafeStop school bus app
July 8, 2015
The app will connect the district's approximately 25,000 parents and its school officials to the vehicles transporting their students.
Natural gas vehicle e-learning course launched for technicians
July 8, 2015
The NGVI training informs technicians about safely working on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas vehicles.
School bus driver who let parent on board gets suspension
July 7, 2015
The Florida driver pulled over to let a parent who was angry about her child’s missing phone board the bus, witness statements say.
Emirates Transport enhances customer feedback process for school transport
July 7, 2015
As part of the transportation agency’s preparations for the 2015-16 school year, the initiative aims to accelerate preventive actions and solutions.
Illinois group raises awareness of illegal school bus passing
July 7, 2015
A school bus driver, district transportation department director and local businesses partnered to form Students Take Our Priority (STOP), which aims to make motorists aware of the school bus stop arm and crossing arm.
First Student location wins community education award
July 7, 2015
Minnetonka Community Education recognizes First Student Tonka Bay for its support of the community and the local school district.
Kentucky school bus driver fired after dragging incident
July 7, 2015
The district said that the driver failed to follow proper procedure in the May 15 incident because she was distracted by talking with another student and didn't check the stairwell before shutting the door.
Tags: Kentucky
WE Transport names new executives
July 7, 2015
Industry veteran Carmen Tomeo, who has been with the company since 1997, was recently named CEO. Cynthia Reed, who began with the company in 1995, was named chief administrative officer.
Boy with autism left on school bus after falling asleep
July 6, 2015
The bus driver did not find the 8-year-old, who was being taken to a summer camp program, until he got back to his base when he checked the bus. The bus company said the driver followed protocol and it is considering more prevention measures.
School bus drivers throw annual party for special-needs students
July 6, 2015
Drivers and other transportation employees from an Oregon district raise money through a raffle and solicit donations for the party. A total of 55 special-needs students plus some siblings and parents participated this year.
Tags: Oregon
Sandy James (left) and Lori Partee of Henry County Schools hold the trophy for their win in the Georgia Special Needs Bus Roadeo. Behind them are Murry Chambers (left), assistant director of transportation, Cliff Shearouse, director of transportation, and Rosalyn Gibby, route supervisor and trainer for special-needs buses.
School bus duo wins state special-needs competition
July 6, 2015
Lori Partee and Sandy James, both special-needs bus drivers for Henry County (Ga.) Schools, advance to next year’s National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo.
The Military Skills Test Waiver Program lets states waive the skills test portion of the CDL application for veterans with experience operating a military truck or bus.
Thousands of veterans get CDL through federal program
July 2, 2015
The Military Skills Test Waiver Program lets states waive the skills test portion of the CDL application for veterans with experience operating a military truck or bus.

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