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.
Hart, a familiar face in the school bus industry, will continue as a board member with the investigative agency. Bella Dinh-Zarr now serves as acting chairman.
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 agency releases a preliminary report with a few new details, including confirmation that the driver had been in two school bus crashes since the start of the school year.
The agency’s updated list of safety improvement goals comes as federal statistics show an increase in U.S. traffic fatalities.
The federal investigative agency finishes gathering evidence at the scene of the fatal school bus crash, although the driver declined an interview.
The fatal crash occurred on a curving road that was not part of driver Johnthony Walker’s route, investigators have found.