The Senate Transportation and Housing Committee unanimously approved SB 1072, authored by Sen. Tony Mendoza, shown here at the podium. The bill would require all school buses to be equipped with child-check reminder alarm systems.

California Child Check Alarm Bill Advances

Lawmakers approved SB 1072, which would require school buses to be equipped with child-check alarms, in response to the death of a special-needs student who had been left on the bus for several hours.


Succession planning: 5 questions to ask yourself

If you are a business owner in the school bus industry, you might not have much free time to think about succession planning. But a plan for the future ownership of your business is not optional.


Accused Florida school bus shooter pleads not guilty

Edgar Robles, 16, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle. He is being tried as an adult and would face a minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted.


New Jersey school bus safety bills advance

The Senate Education Committee approves bills on installing stop-arm cameras; requiring lap-shoulder belts and sensors to alert drivers when a child walks in front of the bus; and a training program on interacting with special-needs students.

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