A fire, believed to have been caused by an electrical short circuit, destroyed three Illinois school buses and damaged three others. There were no injuries or service disruptions, but other buses were damaged by the heat.
Eighteen students and the driver were rescued after their school bus was swept into a retention pond in Illinois. No injuries were reported.
Anthony Bowers of Chicago, who had been a school bus driver for nearly 10 years, was shot in the head while leaving his home for work. Police have no suspects at this time and are reviewing area surveillance video.
Emma McGowan, a bus driver at Schaumburg (Ill.) Township Elementary District 54, won two gold and three silver medals at the World Masters Track and Field Championships in Lyon, France, over the summer.
Forty-eight schools adopt new bell times as part of a Chicago Public Schools plan to cut transportation costs. The district is facing a $1.1 billion operating deficit.
A school bus driver, district transportation department director and local businesses partnered to form Students Take Our Priority (STOP), which aims to make motorists aware of the school bus stop arm and crossing arm.
The app will provide parents real-time information on the location of their child's bus and estimated arrival times as well as information on school closures, delayed openings or important events.
Throughout its history, the Illinois-based contractor has been at the forefront of using alternative fuels for its vehicles — beginning with a horse and wagon powered by oats and hay.
The contractor will continue to provide school transportation for McLean County Unit District No. 5 for the next three years.
Penny Fleming of the Transportation Joint Agreement in Crystal Lake, Illinois, becomes one of 152 certified directors of pupil transportation in the U.S. and Canada.
To date, 191 of the contractor’s school buses are using Diga-Talk, a two-way radio network solely powered by digital technology.
The legislation would require Illinois school districts to notify parents of any school bus stops within 500 feet of a sex offender’s residence.
The Illinois Association for Pupil Transportation will hold its 32nd annual conference, technician competition and school bus safety roadeo from June 16 to 18 in Peoria.