NYAPT asks the state Legislature to continue the funding it is currently providing; add funding for pre-K students, bus monitors, and security; and increase support for the school bus driver training program.
The Child Safety Network will recommend the COPsync911 threat-alert system to meet school transportation safety protocols.
As two students in Marietta, Georgia, are exiting their bus, the driver sees a man shooting a gun nearby and brings the students back on board. The shooter can be seen in bus video footage.
Security demonstrations, driver shortage discussions, and a Boston Marathon bombing survivor were among the standouts at the school bus industry events in Kansas City. Check out our shots from the conference halls and the city beyond.
Jeff Bauman tells NAPT Summit attendees about how he lost both legs in the 2013 bombing but was able to give investigators a description of the suspect he had seen.
An Ohio school bus driver begins her morning route and is attacked by the suspect, who boarded the bus the night before, police say. Hilliard City Schools takes immediate security measures.
The NAPT Summit will feature a security training exercise with law enforcement officers providing instruction and simulating security threats that could occur in pupil transportation.
Wi-Fi for students and live on-vehicle video streaming are among the topics to be discussed in a free web seminar on Cisco’s Connected Transportation for Education.
Sessions at the upcoming Summit in Kansas City will cover such topics as school bus technology, budgets, safety, and security.
Jermalde T. Gaines of Illinois gets in an accident while driving a car, finds a school bus in a nearby field, and drives away in it. He is arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and faces several other charges.
A 17-year-old girl in Virginia is walking to catch her bus when a man pulls up in a vehicle and allegedly exposes himself to her.
A man in New York is accused of smashing the front door of a grocery store, dragging out an ATM, and loading it into a getaway vehicle: a yellow school bus.
Police in Chesterfield, Virginia, say that two youths in a drug transaction exchanged gunshots. One of them ran from the shooting scene and fell in front of a stopped school bus.