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Bus driver accused of pushing, intimidating students
March 5, 2015
Colleen Weinstein of Arizona was charged with 20 counts of disorderly conduct and endangerment for pushing students, shouting at them and following them after they left the bus.
Tags: Arizona
Westfield Washington Schools will work with IMMI on a pilot program to retrofit six of the district’s buses with IMMI's SafeGuard lap-shoulder belts (pictured).
District to launch school bus seat belt study
March 5, 2015
Westfield (Ind.) Washington Schools will work with IMMI on a pilot program to retrofit six of the district’s buses with lap-shoulder belts.
Illinois association to hold annual conference in June
March 5, 2015
The Illinois Association for Pupil Transportation will hold its 32nd annual conference, technician competition and school bus safety roadeo from June 16 to 18 in Peoria.
Holly Hoglund Klein, who led her family’s school bus dealership, is remembered for her passion for pupil transportation and her efforts to help others succeed.
Hoglund Bus owner Holly Hoglund Klein dies in crash
March 4, 2015
Hoglund Klein, who led her family’s Minnesota-based school bus dealership, is remembered for her passion for pupil transportation and her efforts to help others succeed.
Navistar unveils new parts website
March 4, 2015
Fleetrite.com lets customers search for thousands of parts for all truck and bus manufacturers. The site also features an IC Bus and International Truck dealer locator.
Tags: IC Bus, parts
Teen accused of knocking out school bus driver
March 3, 2015
The Louisiana student allegedly punched the driver in the face until she went unconscious. Another student stepped on the brakes and pulled the shifter to stop the bus.
New York school bus drivers in 26 districts found that 259 motorists passed a stopped bus on Feb. 24.  Photo courtesy of Lois Cordes
Survey reports on illegal bus passing incidents in New York
March 3, 2015
School bus drivers in 26 districts found that 259 motorists passed a stopped bus on Feb. 24. The New York Association for Pupil Transportation estimates the total number statewide is closer to 10,000.
Indiana lawmakers reject bus stop-arm camera bill
March 2, 2015
House Bill 1404 would have let more schools use stop-arm cameras to take photos of vehicles that illegally passed the buses’ extended stop arm, and allowed them to be used to issue citations.
The Minnesota State Patrol released footage of the May 2014 incident in which a semi-truck swerved around a stopped school bus.
Trucker gets jail time for passing school bus on right
March 2, 2015
Minnesota police said that the semi-truck driver nearly hit a student as he swerved around a stopped school bus in the May 2014 incident.
A New Jersey bill would add school buses to the list of school locations in which students’ service animals are allowed. Photo by Crjs452, via Wikimedia Commons
New Jersey lawmakers OK service animals on school buses
March 2, 2015
The bill, which adds school buses to the list of school locations in which students’ service animals are allowed, awaits the governor’s signature.
Driver fired for leaving student with autism alone on bus
March 2, 2015
The Fulton County (Ga.) Schools driver did not walk through the bus to check for students at the end of the route. The student fell asleep on the bus and was alone for two-and-a-half hours.
Video shows special-needs monitor striking 4-year-old
February 27, 2015
Lillian Jackson is seen allegedly striking the child on the way to Bluffton (S.C.) Elementary School on Feb. 12. She was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.
North Carolina State Superintendent June Atkinson (in red jacket) and David Murphy of HSM celebrated Love the Bus with drivers in Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
HSM treats 75 drivers to breakfast for Love the Bus
February 27, 2015
North Carolina State Superintendent June Atkinson rides on a school bus and joins drivers for a Love the Bus breakfast sponsored by HSM.
ALC wins national contract for student transportation
February 26, 2015
Through the contract with the Cooperative Purchasing Network, ALC can provide school districts with alternative transportation services at nationally leveraged pricing, officials say.
State delegates, alternate state delegates and others can go to the National Congress on School Transportation website to register online.
Update on NCST schedule, registration
February 26, 2015
Registration for the 16th National Congress on School Transportation is moving forward, and more details on the event are now available.
Tags: NCST
Cuts to school bus driver health funding rejected
February 26, 2015
Georgia House leaders reject Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to cut health insurance benefits to part-time school employees, but they increase employer contributions to cover the cost.
Blue Bird debuted on the Nasdaq stock exchange with the ticker symbol “BLBD” after the close of an acquisition by Hennessy.
Blue Bird becomes publicly traded company
February 26, 2015
The school bus manufacturer debuts on the Nasdaq stock exchange with the ticker symbol “BLBD” after the close of an acquisition by Hennessy.
St. Paul Public Schools’ free MySPPS Bus application provides alerts on school buses that are running more than 10 minutes late.
Minnesota district launches late-bus alert app
February 25, 2015
St. Paul Public Schools’ free MySPPS Bus application provides alerts on school buses that are running more than 10 minutes late.
School bus driver visits Peru for charitable work
February 25, 2015
Tiger Melhem of Prince Edward Island, Canada, is bringing about $15,000 worth of donated items to needy kids for Help a Kid Wear Shoes in Peru, a charity he launched in 2007.
Tags: Canada
Police said it appears that a juvenile suspect was acting alone when two school buses were burned in Newport, North Carolina, on Sunday night.
Update: Suspect identified in school bus fires
February 25, 2015
Police say it appears that a juvenile suspect was acting alone when two school buses were burned in Newport, North Carolina, on Sunday night.

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