Students at Holly Springs (N.C.) High School painted their school's rock for School Bus Driver Appreciation Week.

PHOTOS: Love the Bus events nationwide

From California to North Carolina, school bus drivers and other transportation personnel, as well as students, contractors and suppliers, celebrate their love for the bus.

The Love the Bus 2016 main event, organized by the American School Bus Council (ASBC), was held at Cosumnes River Elementary School in Sloughhouse, California, on Feb. 19. Congressman Ami Bera was one of the speakers.

PHOTOS: ASBC’s Love the Bus event

Exuberant kids in yellow T-shirts, a bus-loving U.S. congressman and a School Bus Champion Award are among the pictorial highlights from the 2016 Love the Bus main event.

At ASBC’s Love the Bus 2016 main event, students at Cosumnes River Elementary in California wore yellow T-shirts and, at one point, screamed “We love the bus!”

School shows big ‘Love’ for the bus

At ASBC’s Love the Bus event in rural Sloughhouse, California, dignitaries from Congress and the EPA cite the benefits of school buses, and students in yellow T-shirts show their spirit.

School bus provider Transportation South held a Love the Bus celebration to recognize Alabama’s best school bus drivers.

Alabama school bus drivers honored

Transportation South holds a Love the Bus celebration to recognize the state’s best school bus drivers. A 23-year school bus veteran is named Driver of the Year.


NAPT News & Views — Why you should love the bus

Mid-August through mid-September each year is the perfect time to let everyone know about a project that began in 2007 called “Love the Bus.” I encourage everyone who cares about school buses to learn more about what NAPT and its partners in the American School Bus Council are doing to promote the yellow school bus and help us by spreading the word.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spoke to elementary schoolchildren about being respectful to their bus drivers at Friday's main Love the Bus event at Oak Hill Elementary School in High Point, N.C.

Anthony Foxx: School bus safety data are ‘remarkable’

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation attends Friday’s main Love the Bus event in High Point, N.C., and says school bus drivers are “unsung heroes.” In a follow-up blog post on Monday, he says that the data on school transportation indicate that the safest way for students to get to school is on a school bus with a “well-trained driver.” He adds that the data are “even more remarkable when you think about just how many students are riding the bus every day.”

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