Austin Independent School District partners with American Traffic Solutions to install stop-arm cameras on its school buses. For the first 30 days, the district’s police department will issue warnings to motorists who illegally pass a school bus.
A Texas school bus driver disobeyed a stop sign, collided with a truck, and then slammed into a house, police said. The students aboard and the two women in the home were not seriously harmed, but the driver of the truck was taken to the hospital.
After a driver became unresponsive, Courtney Garcia, an eighth-grade student in Texas, was able to use the two-way radio with no training and reach district transportation officials, who sent help. Garcia was given a certificate of recognition for her quick actions.
The Texas student had gotten into an argument with another student on the bus, hit the emergency exit button and jumped out onto the freeway, authorities say. She was not struck by any vehicles.
Gov. Greg Abbott cites the vital role that propane autogas plays in powering more than 2,600 school buses across Texas.
Sammy Agunbiade of Houston, Texas, rushes the 30 students off the bus when he hears popping sounds and smells something strange. The bus explodes into flames as a second bus driver comes to take the students farther away from the bus.
The Houston Independent School District made the decision after NHTSA updated its position to suggest that students should have access to three-point seat belts.
The company opens its first international office, in Shanghai, to hire programmers for work on new and existing products as it expands into new markets. Transfinder also recently opened a satellite office in Austin, Texas.
Four special-needs students and two adults were rescued from a bus caught in floodwaters caused by a severe storm in Texas. Meanwhile, three students and two adults were rescued from another flooded bus in the area, and no injuries were reported.
Video shows the Angleton (Texas) Independent School District monitor allegedly hitting a special-needs student several times with a seat belt buckle and a folder. She is charged with felony injury to a disabled person.
School bus operations across the nation are working to spotlight school bus safety this week — in some cases with the help of law enforcement.
Driver Mary Ann Alves and attendant Joan Sutton were inducted into the Cypress-Fairbanks (Texas) Independent School District Wall of Fame. Both were also honored by the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation.
The new office, located in Austin, is the company’s first outside of New York state. The new location will be a training and customer service center.