Oregon, Washington, and Texas drivers take the top spots in the small bus, conventional bus, and transit categories.
Investigators find that when a Houston ISD school bus was struck by a car and fell from an overpass last year, the four teens on the bus were not buckled up, and the two who died in the crash were ejected.
The San Antonio ordinance will create a civil penalty for unlawfully passing a stopped school bus and authorize school districts to install cameras to capture violators.
Thomas Bus Gulf Coast is awarded an order from Dallas County Schools for 245 Thomas Built buses equipped with SynTec’s S3C seats.
Last fall, Houston ISD committed to including three-point belts on its new school buses. Now, the school board decides to require students to wear them.
The contractor will operate and maintain Navasota ISD’s new 40-vehicle fleet, which will be leased and owned by the district.
Longhorn Bus Sales of Texas wins the school bus manufacturer’s top honor. IC Bus also recognized the dealer with its “Pursuit of Excellence” award and Diamond Premier Dealer recognition for 2015.
The latest winning entries come from three Texas elementary school students. The company awards the students’ schools $1,000 each for classroom supplies, and the entries will be featured in a First Student ad campaign.
A 7-year-old student in Texas was allowed to ride home on a bus she was not assigned to instead of going to her after-school program using an excuse note that she wrote. The word “bus” was misspelled.
Winners and runners-up of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District School Bus Safety Road-e-o competition qualify for the region’s school bus safety competition.
In Denton, Texas, some high school students who don’t qualify to ride the yellow bus can get discounted transit passes and ride on an existing route to school.
Cherie Daniels and Chris Lowery from Frisco Independent School District take first place in this year’s National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo.
A Texas driver drove over railroad tracks and stopped at a stop sign, but was still too close to the tracks, and a train just missed hitting the bus. She was fired for not following standard rail crossing procedures.