President Trump picks Jennifer Homendy, currently a Democratic staff director for a House subcommittee, to join the board of the investigative agency.
The longtime member of the National Transportation Safety Board spoke at pupil transportation conferences and led the Chattanooga school bus crash investigation.
Let’s hope that NTSB will eventually be able to shed light on what caused the Iowa school bus fire and what kept the driver and student from escaping. The latter question is extremely troubling.
The agency reports that a total of 39,339 people died in accidents in all modes of transportation in 2016, up from 37,309 in 2015.
The state directors’ annual gathering also addresses the use of tablets and GPS units for school bus drivers.
Check out our pics from inside and outside of the convention center during the 2017 NAPT and NASDPTS gatherings in Ohio.
The state pupil transportation directors’ event will also address driver tablets, education reform, and federal agency developments.
The Florida district acquires 24 new school buses with lap-shoulder belts, bringing its total number of buses with the three-point restraints to 74.
Sumwalt’s nomination for a two-year term by President Donald Trump is confirmed by the Senate and he is sworn in. Sumwalt has been serving as the agency’s acting chairman since March 31.
In a committee hearing, Rep. Steve Cohen questions why federal regulators have not initiated a rulemaking to require lap-shoulder belts on school buses in light of recent crashes.
The school bus industry needs more young people, not fewer, to carry on the work of safely transporting our nation’s future.
Baltimore City Public Schools receives an urgent recommendation for an audit of its transportation department. Two other recommendations aim to strengthen the driver qualification process.
President Trump designates Robert Sumwalt as vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Sumwalt also steps into the role of acting chairman.