Stories that drew the most traffic on Schoolbusfleet.com this year addressed issues such as enhancing security, coping with driver shortage and preventing brake problems.
After NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind states that school bus passengers should have three-point belts, the state directors association says that the statement backs their own position.
Before a large crowd of pupil transportation officials, Administrator Mark Rosekind revealed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new stance, that “every child on every school bus should have a three-point seat belt.”
Over 100,000 school bus drivers in 26 states took part in this year’s one-day count of stop-arm violations.
Should we move National School Bus Safety Week to late August or early September to dovetail with the national and local back-to-school news cycle?
The agency's public meeting looks at the barriers and benefits of seat belts on large school buses, as well as other approaches aimed at increasing safety.
School bus operators across the country are again being called on to tally the number of vehicles that illegally pass their buses in one day.
Here, we recap highlights from the NAPT Summit and NASDPTS Conference, which were held in Kansas City, Missouri, in November. Sessions covered such pertinent topics as shooter response training, student safety and leadership, and awards recognized vital contributions to pupil transportation.
The state pupil transportation directors’ annual gathering this year will be held Nov. 8-11 in Richmond, Virginia.
Peggy Burns updates her “Sharing Student Health and Medical Information with School Transporters” report for NASDPTS.
Ronnie McCallister, who succeeds longtime state pupil transportation director Charlie Hood, is no stranger to the Florida Department of Education. He began working there as a fleet program specialist in 1990 and was promoted to assistant director of pupil transportation in 2004.
More than 97,000 school bus drivers participated in this year’s nationwide survey of illegal bus passing, which is spearheaded by NASDPTS. Association officials say that the one-day total of 75,966 stop-arm violations points to more than 13 million violations in a 180-day school year.
The three national pupil transportation groups wrote to the Labors' International Union of North America, requesting that the union not negatively represent the yellow bus in its highway bill reauthorization campaign. But on Monday, the union launched a tour featuring a school bus that appears to have been smashed by a fallen piece of bridge.