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Keith Patzlaff, 55, was arrested after allegedly trying to force open the doors of a school bus and throwing objects at it.
Man accused of attacking school bus that woke him
April 13, 2015
A Connecticut man who said that his sleep was disturbed by a school bus allegedly tried to force open the doors of the bus and threw objects at it.
Bob Young (right), director of transportation at Boulder (Colo.) Valley School District, talks with other SBX attendees during a roundtable on operational efficiency.
School Bus eXchange attendees discuss keys for success
April 9, 2015
At the inaugural SBX event, school transportation officials share ideas on such topics as efficiency, technology and identifying the outputs of a successful operation.
Maryland woman charged with school bus theft pleads guilty
April 9, 2015
Nicole Jo-Ann Adams pleads guilty to second degree burglary and theft and is sentenced to 10 years on each count. In October, Adams, along with a second suspect, stole a special-needs school bus from a lot and crashed it.
2 districts awarded $58K to cut school bus emissions
April 9, 2015
The grants from the Ohio EPA will go toward emission-control and idle-reduction equipment for dozens of school buses.
Bus driver praised for safely evacuating students before engine catches fire
April 9, 2015
Lena Scott, a driver for Aiken County (S.C.) Public Schools, gets all 18 students to deboard after a student tells her he smells and sees smoke. Within minutes of every student exiting, the bus catches fire.
School bus driver killed by car in parking lot accident
April 8, 2015
Bonny Novack, who drove for Easton (Pa.) Area School District, was struck by her own car, which rolled and pinned her against another car in a parking lot near the district’s bus depot.
HF 1948 would make it tougher for violators to  plea a ticket down to a lesser charge. Minnesota School Bus Operators Association brought the idea for the bill to Rep. Dean Urdahl, who authored the bill. Photo courtesy Brevard Public Schools
Proposed bill aims to crack down on stop-arm runners
April 6, 2015
HF 1948 would raise the fine for Minnesota motorists who illegally pass a school bus by $200 in an effort to make it tougher for violators to plea down the charge.
Kentucky bus driver, students rescued from flood waters
April 6, 2015
A Grant County Schools bus driver and 16 students were stranded in floodwaters for nearly two hours when a creek near the bus route overflowed its banks last week.
Special-needs student dropped off alone at wrong bus stop
April 6, 2015
The boy, who suffers seizures, missed getting off at his stop at his daycare center. He had wandered alone for about five minutes and did not have his emergency medication with him.
School bus salesman creates video ‘shout-outs’ for special-needs kids
April 6, 2015
Some YouTube videos created by Erick Vandersnick at Northwest Bus Sales in Washington state not only sell buses but also reach out to kids with special needs who are fans of the vehicles.
Video shows Oklahoma school bus, SUV in head-on collision
April 3, 2015
The SUV sped toward the bus without swerving or braking, causing minor injuries to some students aboard. The driver of the vehicle may have had a seizure, police said.
Chowchilla school bus kidnapper OK’d for parole
April 2, 2015
James Schoenfeld and two others hijacked a school bus in 1976 and then imprisoned the 26 children and their driver. Now, Schoenfeld has been given initial approval to re-enter society.
Thomas Built Buses presented a $2,000 donation to Carlisle Elementary School in Boaz, Alabama. The donation was presented by Joe Lightsey, shown center, of Transportation South.
Thomas Built donates $10K to schools for contest winners
April 2, 2015
Five schools were awarded $2,000 each in recognition of their winning photo entries in the second annual Thomas Built Buses Back to School Photo Contest.
District uses school bus to feed kids on spring break
April 1, 2015
Manatee County (Fla.) School District brings back a program to feed students for free using a retrofitted school bus. The program served nearly 300 kids on Monday and Tuesday.
Tags: Florida
Update: New Jersey bill on service animals approved
April 1, 2015
Gov. Chris Christie signs into law legislation that adds school buses to the list of school locations in which students’ service animals are allowed.
District tells driver to take Easter decoration off bus
April 1, 2015
Abilene (Texas) Independent School District officials told Penny Downing to remove the Easter wreath she placed on the hood of her bus, citing a potential distraction to other drivers.
Tags: Texas
The inaugural School Bus eXchange will take place at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront hotel.
School Bus eXchange to kick off next week
April 1, 2015
Two dozen pupil transportation officials have been selected to take part in the inaugural event, which is a partnership between NAPT and School Bus Fleet.
The Titan800 wheelchair securement retractor is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations.
Sure-Lok offers new Titan800 retractor
March 31, 2015
The wheelchair securement retractor is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect in December 2015.
BusBoss contest offers free route optimization
March 31, 2015
The school bus routing software supplier will give away a full route optimization service to one eligible school district in the U.S.
‘Bouncy’ bus ride injures student, prompts lawsuit
March 31, 2015
Oscoda (Mich.) Area Schools and one of its drivers were taken to court for gross negligence after a driver took, at students’ request, an off-route road with dips that sent them bouncing in the air and injured a student.
Tags: Michigan

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