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Wisconsin senator urges school bus seat belt legislation

Retiring Sen. Tim Cullen asks colleagues to continue working toward mandating seat belts in new school buses after his bill fell short of making it to the Senate floor for a vote last session. The president of the Wisconsin School Bus Association testified against Cullen's bill during a hearing late last year.

Cherie Houser has been appointed executive director of the Wisconsin School Bus Association.
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Wisconsin School Bus Association names new director

Cherie Houser is appointed executive director of the state’s school transportation association. She previously served as vice president of a different transportation-related group: the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association.

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Driver honored for saving 40 children from bus fire

Last week, the Wisconsin School Bus Association named Steve Linehan Wisconsin School Bus Driver of the Year and presented him with a plaque at a luncheon. Linehan was driving the students to an elementary school, stopped the bus when he smelled smoke, and evacuated the children as flames spread. There were only very minor injuries.

Lamers Bus Lines recently added 41 new Blue Bird Propane Vision school buses, expanding its propane fleet to 59 units. Photo courtesy of Blue Bird Corp.
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Wisconsin contractors add 57 propane buses

Lamers Bus Lines added 41 new Blue Bird Propane Vision school buses, expanding the number of propane buses in its fleet to 59 units. Meanwhile, Badger Bus will receive 16 new Blue Bird Propane Vision buses, expanding its total propane-powered buses to 20 units.

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Driver steers disabled school bus to safe stop

Bob Welsh is transporting students down a hill when the bus’ radio, lights, engine and brakes stop working. He is able to steer the bus into a ditch covered by snow, where it comes to rest.

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