As a 12-year-old boy in Wisconsin walks home from the first day of school, he crosses an intersection and is hit and killed by a school bus, which is making a turn into the intersection.
Houser, who has served as executive director of the Wisconsin School Bus Association since 2014, will join NASDPTS as administrative and membership services director.
Keyona Vines of Wisconsin started Kiddie Mobile in July. The service operates on a pre-pay system, gives parents flexibility in scheduling rides and records all trips with a dash camera.
As his driver was having an asthma attack, 9-year-old Jayden Jaramillo sprang into action and radioed the bus company.
The bus had pieces of corn stalks hanging from its undercarriage when police located it. The driver had children on board and was allegedly impaired.
Dimmendaal, who started as a school bus driver and eventually bought the company she worked for, is honored for her industry leadership and community service.
Due to its expansion, the Wisconsin-based bus operator will be hiring for hundreds of jobs, including school bus drivers, mechanics and operations supervisors.
The Gardian Angel safety lighting system is now allowed for use on school buses in Wisconsin, Missouri, Texas and Alaska.
Funding for high-cost and long-distance pupil transportation would be increased under a plan by Gov. Scott Walker to provide more resources for rural schools.
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 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.
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 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.