Minnesota-based Voyageur Bus Co. agrees to a settlement with the mother of a boy whose school bus driver grabbed his shoulders and shirt to make him sit up in his seat to make room for another student.
The new laws address federal regulations compliance, proof of physical fitness, regular safety training, and communication about drivers with suspended or revoked licenses.
The National School Transportation Association receives a fee exemption from the Unified Carrier Registration Board's fleet size calculation for school vehicles owned by contractors that are operated exclusively as intrastate school transportation.
Indiana Sen. Eric Bassler will again propose a bill that would elevate the penalty for illegally passing a school bus from a traffic ticket to misdemeanor charges.
The petition calls for penalties such as jail time and a 90-day driver's license suspension for motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.
The Unified Carrier Registration Board (UCR) affirmed its position in 2017 that a school transportation company must include all school buses in its fleet for purposes of determining UCR fees — even if only one vehicle crosses state lines.
Districts, school bus companies, and suppliers hold refresher training, partner with law enforcement, and advocate for key legislation.
The city of Shelbyville may expand its smoking ban to include school bus stops after a mother voices concern about the health of her son and other children.
The boy’s parents sued a Missouri school district, claiming that their son was injured when another student punched him on the bus.
Gov. Phil Murphy signs a law that upgrades the requirement for seat belts on new school buses from lap-only belts to lap-shoulder belts. The mandate takes effect in 180 days.
Loretta Depew is awarded nearly $97,000. She was fired for leaving a student on her bus, but she asserted that a male driver was only suspended for the same infraction.
The state Senate Transportation Committee approves the bills, which address driver qualifications, transportation staffing, accident response, and tightening accountability measures.
As recent news shows, video surveillance systems on school buses are essential for getting a clear picture of events.