In the first of a new series, SBF poses five pertinent questions to Keith Henry, NAPT president and director of transportation for Lee’s Summit (Mo.) R-7 School District.
As chief of the Department of Transportation, Chao’s purview includes two agencies that regulate pupil transportation: NHTSA and FMCSA.
The phone rang, and I looked down at the caller ID: “CHATTANOOGA TN.” I immediately knew the awful reason for the call, if not who the caller was. It was Tuesday, Nov. 22, the morning after the devastating school bus crash …
The report analyzes 15 years of crash data and surveys states’ requirements for school bus inspections and driver training.
Association officials ask NHTSA to raise public awareness on the dangers of illegal passing of school buses.
The agency’s Dec. 1 meeting will primarily cover safety issues around school buses but will also include updates on lap-shoulder belts.
The American School Bus Council and NHTSA revamp the “Learn the Facts” campaign materials, which highlight the safety record and other advantages of school bus transportation.
Fred Lenz of St. James Bus Service presents his perspective on why school buses should not have seat belts.
The American School Bus Council cites the safety record and other benefits of yellow bus transportation.
New commercial vehicles, including school buses, with a GVWR of more than 26,000 pounds would have to be equipped with devices that cap their speed.
The nation lost 35,092 people in traffic crashes in 2015 — a 7.2% increase compared to the previous year, according to federal data.
The former NHTSA safety standards engineer, who died on Aug. 13, was regarded for his expertise and guidance for the pupil transportation industry.
The new CO2 and fuel consumption standards for vocational vehicles — including school buses — start in model year 2021.