Anthony Corona of California, who had autism, lost consciousness and died after an episode in which he became agitated. The bus driver and aides reportedly tried to calm him, performed CPR, and called 911.
A California school bus with seven special-needs students aboard strikes a Ford Mustang, the Mustang strikes a Ford Sienna, and the bus continues on and hits a Honda Odyssey. No students are injured.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Excellence in Motion award recognizes the West County Transportation Agency’s board of directors for forming a unique school transportation cooperative.
Colton (Calif.) Joint Unified School District students decorate a school bus with slogans and pictures depicting kindness, and district team members ride the bus to various sites to spread the message.
Paula Davison is named operations and training supervisor at the Mid-Placer Public Schools Transportation Agency in California.
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.