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.
Steven Longoria of Texas forms a friendship with a special-needs student. He then hears from a bus driver and the student's mother that motorists are not stopping for the bus, so he starts following it on its route.
According to Bergstrom, testing found that the Cool Zone system cooled a bus five minutes faster than what is required by Florida and Texas state specs.
Terriel Price of Houston Independent School District uses her CPR, first aid, and cardiopulmonary training, provided by the district’s transportation department, after driver Liliam Lemus falls ill.
The Texas school transportation agency’s event will cover such topics as safety innovations, emergency resources, training and education, and communications.
During School Bus Safety Week, state troopers are riding on or following school buses to catch motorists who illegally pass them.