Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 1072, also known as the “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law,” which will require all school buses in the state to be equipped with child-check reminder alarm systems and for bus drivers to be trained on those systems.
Tiffeny Beatrice Avery of California is charged with one count of felony child abuse for allegedly leaving a preschool student alone on a bus for an hour.
Electric vehicle manufacturer Adomani will beta test UQM Technologies’ drivetrain for greater performance and efficiency in heavy-duty vehicles.
Lawmakers approve SB 1072, which would require school buses in the state to be equipped with child-check alarms. Gov. Jerry Brown has until Sept. 30 to act on the bill.
BusWest increases service efficiencies and earns the certification from the school bus manufacturer.
The station fuels Lodi Unified School District’s 54 CNG buses and serves as a backup for other fleets in the area.
Kari Anderson of Oakdale Joint Unified School District is named one of six Classified School Employees of the Year in California.
Adomani receives letters of intent from nine school districts in California for 25 GreenPower Type C and Type A all-electric buses.
Armando Abel Ramirez pleaded not guilty to the felony count of dependent abuse causing death for the death of autistic student Hun Joon (Paul) Lee, who was left inside a hot school bus in California.
The Sacramento, California-area districts join forces in an effort to recruit up to 150 school bus drivers, attendants, and mechanics.
A school bus tries to cross railroad tracks when the crossing arm goes through the bus, breaks windows, and lands in a student’s lap. No one was injured, but some students might have cuts from the glass.
Ruben Mendoza fights off dogs that he sees attacking a 9-year-old boy while he is driving his after-school bus route. The California Highway Patrol gives him its School Bus Driver of the Year award.
The West Valley School Transportation Agency selects the company to provide special-education school bus transportation to students in San Jose, California.