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The inaugural School Bus Xchange will take place at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront hotel.
School Bus Xchange 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
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero (left) and Police Chief David Rausch named Trish Ward the December Officer of the Month.
Officer honored for response to fatal school bus crash
March 31, 2015
When two school buses collided in East Knoxville, Tennessee, School Resource Officer Trish Ward helped evacuate students and reunite them with their parents.
Ten years ago, only about 4% of school districts in Michigan outsourced transportation services, according to a report from the Mackinac Center.
Study: 24% of Michigan districts contract out transportation
March 30, 2015
Ten years ago, only about 4% of school districts in the state outsourced school bus services, according to a report from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
Driver called 'hero' for saving students from bus fire
March 30, 2015
The driver was dropping off students at Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Intermediate School when she noticed the engine was on fire, and got all 35 students to exit safely. No students were injured.
Indiana school districts are not required by the state constitution to provide transportation for students, the state’s high court ruled. Photo by Kolin Toney
Indiana Supreme Court: School bus service not mandated
March 26, 2015
Indiana school districts are not required by the state constitution to provide transportation for students, the state’s high court rules.
Valdosta City Schools recently received its first propane school bus. Shown here with the new bus is Edward Collins, the district's transportation supervisor.
Georgia district receives Blue Bird propane bus
March 26, 2015
Valdosta City Schools purchased the bus as part of its plans to lessen its carbon footprint. Plans to buy 10 additional propane buses were recently presented to the board of education.
Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair will use a $27,000 state grant to buy a Rotary mobile lifting system.
Grant helps Ohio bus service company boost safety
March 26, 2015
Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair will use a $27,000 grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation to buy a Rotary mobile lifting system.
The Kinetics Hybrid is a bolt-on parallel electric system that fits various school bus chassis.
School bus fleets see fuel savings with Kinetics Hybrid
March 26, 2015
According to a case study, two school districts saw average increases of 26% to 28% miles per gallon in trials of the bolt-on electric hybrid system.
Boy in fatal accident may have re-entered path of bus
March 26, 2015
Witnesses said Jonathan A. Chatham re-entered the path of the bus as it began moving forward, according to a school district statement. A relative of the boy has disputed this account.
The American School Bus Council recognized Peggy Burns, an expert on legal issues in pupil transportation, for her two decades of dedication to the industry.
Peggy Burns awarded as School Bus Champion
March 25, 2015
The American School Bus Council recognizes Burns, an expert on legal issues in pupil transportation, for her two decades of dedication to the industry.
STA awarded $3.7M contract with Pennsylvania district
March 25, 2015
The contractor will provide Pine-Richland School District in Pittsburgh with 77 propane-fueled school vehicles starting with the 2015-16 school year.
Graco fined $10 million for handling of car seat recall
March 24, 2015
A NHTSA investigation found that the company failed to provide timely notification of a defect in more than 4 million car seats.
Girl helps classmates escape crashed bus
March 24, 2015
A Pennsylvania student got her classmates to safely exit the bus after it drove off the road and slammed into a home. No students were seriously injured, but the bus driver was taken to the hospital.
Boy fatally struck by school bus
March 24, 2015
A 10-year-old Kentucky student cleared the bus after being dropped off at his stop but somehow went into the ditch line, officials said.
Team RUBIES — Rachel, Izzie, Isabella and Ava — met with Interactive Game Designer Laura Beukema (shown left) and Interactive Producer Joan Freese to solicit feedback on Bus Whiz, the computer game they designed to teach children about school bus safety. Photo courtesy Marie Domingo
Minnesota students design school bus safety computer game
March 23, 2015
Four seventh and eighth graders teamed up to create Bus Whiz to teach young students about school bus safety in a fun way.
Tags: Minnesota
Legislation proposed in Illinois would require districts to notify parents of any school bus stops within 500 feet of a sex offender’s residence.
Bill targets school bus stops near sex offenders
March 23, 2015
The legislation would require Illinois school districts to notify parents of any school bus stops within 500 feet of a sex offender’s residence.
A new round of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants will fund such projects as retrofitting and replacing older school buses. Photo by Shane Kirley
EPA awards $8 million for clean diesel projects
March 23, 2015
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants will fund such projects as retrofitting and replacing older school buses.

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