The state’s governor approves a measure that requires lap-shoulder belts on new school buses, but districts can opt out due to financial constraints.
Drivers and other employees rotate through 10 stations that include live fires for fire extinguisher training, evacuation of smoke-filled buses, CPR, and first aid.
Autopsy results show that the truck driver who allegedly caused a fatal crash with a school bus and a car in March had the drug in his system, authorities say.
The software developer selects Kecia Ling, the director of transportation operations at Savannah-Chatham County (Ga.) Public School System, for building routes for over 26,000 students in four months and overcoming transportation challenges during Hurricane Matthew.
The PBS NewsHour piece looks at safety benefits and financial concerns involved in the issue. Interviews include transportation directors and NHTSA’s former administrator.
The school bus routing software developer’s eighth Annual Client Summit begins in Austin, Texas. More than 250 school transportation officials from 36 states and two Canadian provinces are slated to attend.
A new proposal calls for three-point belts on Texas school buses starting with model year 2018, but school boards could opt out due to budgetary constraints.
Cater, the director of transportation for Allen Independent School District, has been recognized for school bus driver training programs and security efforts.
SB 1122 would dissolve Dallas County Schools, which provides school bus services to 12 North Texas school districts. The agency has struggled with financial and performance problems.
Training for safety competitions was a demanding endeavor for driver-turned-teacher Angie Ortiz, but the hard work paid off by helping her keep her passengers safe.
In Texas, an assistant track team coach and a big-rig driver are killed and at least 18 bus passengers are injured in a collision between a school bus, an 18-wheeler, and another vehicle.
Stories on stop arms, a school bus driver’s retirement after 52 years, and another driver’s tragic death in a crash in Colorado were among the most popular this year.
The Propane Education & Research Council adds to its online "Straight Talk" series a video that showcases Northside Independent School District in San Antonio.