Bolstering communications with digital two-way radios

In a recent SBF webinar sponsored by Motorola, speakers discussed benefits and best practices in using digital two-way radios for school transportation. Here’s a recap of the discussion, along with access to the archived webinar.


REMINDER: Webinar to offer tips for 2-way radios

The free web seminar, “Digital Two-Way Radios: Bolstering Communications, Security & Compliance,” will be presented by SCHOOL BUS FLEET and Motorola on Wednesday. Topics to be discussed include security and emergency preparedness, clear communication and regulation compliance.


Nebraska bill targets bus driver cell phone use

New legislation aims to prohibit school bus drivers from using interactive wireless communication devices while the bus in motion. However, a rule to that effect was already approved by the Nebraska Department of Education last year.


Man charged with stealing bus radios

Thomas Colby is apprehended as he tries to flee a Worhunsky Transportation lot. According to police, the man was found to have "burglary tools consistent with stealing two-way radios" and radio parts in his pockets.

Digital two-way radios can improve school bus security through optional interoperability with first responders and GPS tracking.

More Than Just a Radio

Digital two-way radios for the school bus industry offer messaging capabilities, increased capacity, interoperability and GPS tracking, all while remaining affordable.


Kentucky district to spend $1.5M on new bus radios

Jefferson County Public Schools opts to replace its outdated school bus radios with ones that will meet new FCC guidelines. The new radio system will reduce the number of buses on each channel from 300 to 100.

Communications coverage gaps throughout Dallas County frustrated bus drivers and compromised student safety, prompting the school district to look for a better solution. Their results are covered in a new case study from Motorola.

Missouri school district overcomes coverage gaps

Communications coverage gaps frustrated school bus drivers and compromised student safety, prompting Dallas County R-1 School District to look for a better solution. Their results are covered in a new case study from Motorola.


FCC’s Radio Mandate: Getting Tuned In

Although the 2013 deadline is a few years away, now is the time to begin planning and budgeting. Here’s an overview of the mandate and how it may affect your radio system.


Illinois bus drivers must perform child-check inspections

Under a new law, school bus drivers statewide are required to conduct end-of-route inspections to ensure that passengers are not left unattended. Failure to do so can result in a driver’s permit being suspended. The law also requires all school buses to be equipped with two-way radios.

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