IMMI's updated BTI can now be ordered in IC Bus models. The seat can be upgraded with lap-shoulder belts or integrated child seats by swapping the seat back.
One bill would cut training hours needed for CDL holders and those approved to operate a school bus. Another would allow bus ads.
The new SafeGuard FlexPlus school bus seat includes features designed to enhance safety.
Donna Anderson, a transportation programs consultant for the state Department of Education for the last seven years, started out as a school bus driver.
The state directors’ annual gathering also addresses the use of tablets and GPS units for school bus drivers.
The supplier demonstrates its new lap-shoulder-belted seat with a high-impact crash test: a semi-truck hitting the side of a school bus.
Jericho (N.Y.) School District's director of transportation explains how a school bus with upgraded features has fit the bill for safe and economical activity trips.
The state pupil transportation directors’ event will also address driver tablets, education reform, and federal agency developments.
The Florida district acquires 24 new school buses with lap-shoulder belts, bringing its total number of buses with the three-point restraints to 74.
Fulton County Schools’ new Blue Bird buses are also equipped with three-point belts.
Prosecutors plan to seek additional criminal charges against Johnthony Walker, the driver in the fatal November crash. However, he is eligible for alternative sentencing, his attorney says.
In a committee hearing, Rep. Steve Cohen questions why federal regulators have not initiated a rulemaking to require lap-shoulder belts on school buses in light of recent crashes.
The state’s governor approves a measure that requires lap-shoulder belts on new school buses, but districts can opt out due to financial constraints.