The New Jersey driver reportedly makes some wrong turns while taking kindergartners home. He is let go for not conducting a practice run on the route before the first day of school.
The state Senate Transportation Committee approves the bills, which address driver qualifications, transportation staffing, accident response, and tightening accountability measures.
A transportation consultant finds that Lakewood (N.J.) Public School District has outsourced inefficient school bus routes to private companies while its own buses go unused.
The president of the Paramus Public Schools Board of Education says that every new bus the district buys will have three-point belts. The board also plans to get estimates on retrofitting its existing fleet with the belts.
A school bus company owner is also among those sentenced in a scheme that allowed more than 200 people to evade exams for permits and licenses, New Jersey prosecutors say.
Eleven-year-old Rocco Arcese of New Jersey tells the driver that the bus smells like burning rubber, and they evacuate. The front of the bus becomes engulfed in flames moments later.
The bipartisan bill in Congress follows the fatal school bus crash in New Jersey and NTSB’s new recommendations on lap-shoulder belts.
The fourth-graders sell magnets, T-shirts, and lawn signs, raising over $18,000 during a daylong fundraiser. Their friends, siblings, and teachers were aboard the bus in the crash.
Hudy Muldrow Sr. is charged with two counts of reckless vehicular homicide/death by auto.
Between 1975 and 2017, Hudy Muldrow Sr.’s driver’s license was suspended 14 times. He was also issued 16 driving violations for speeding, and was cited for an improper lane change in 2010, officials say.
Wills spent three decades in the bus business, starting with her family company and ending with Rohrer Bus Sales in Pennsylvania. With her retirement, Mike David steps into her role.
State Department of Transportation camera footage shows that the bus driver cut across lanes to make a U-turn after apparently missing an exit, sources say. The crash investigation is ongoing and no conclusion has been reached.
A student and a teacher are killed in a crash between a school bus and dump truck. Forty-three of the 45 people aboard are injured.