Dennis Rodgers, who worked as a mechanic and occasional driver for a contractor that serves Alton School District #11, reflects on changes he saw throughout his career.
The new benefit for a drivers’ union in Chicago requires that they show up for work the day after the big game.
Karen Kawa of Illinois is about to pick up students when a special-needs assistant notices that she is acting unusual. A blood alcohol test allegedly shows Kawa has a level of 0.231.
As a driver and as an instructor, Jill Winger found effective ways to connect with passengers and address difficult behavior. She retires on Friday.
The Propane Education & Research Council’s online “Straight Talk” video series features pupil transporters and other fleet owners discussing the alternative fuel’s advantages.
Cook-Illinois Corp. takes delivery of the CE Series buses with a PSI 8.8-liter propane engine.
An Illinois man who had driven around a stopped special-needs bus aimed to make up for it by paving the driveway at the home of the student he saw deboarding in a wheelchair that day.
First Student expands services in the state with the acquisition of Chicago-based Falcon Transportation.
The school and commercial bus distributor sells the stock of its company to John McKinney, former president of Navistar’s global bus division, and an investment group led by Brightwater Partners.
School bus video allegedly shows the Illinois aide slapping a 6-year-old student across the face twice. The state attorney’s office is reviewing the incident.
The gasoline-powered Type C school bus, which uses a Ford 6.8L V10 engine, is now certified to the federal standard of 0.20 g/bhp-hr for NOx emissions.
At CUSD 300 in Illinois, the transportation and special-education departments have joined forces to develop new training tools for drivers and aides and to provide a consistent experience for students.
Lawmakers in Illinois, Utah, and Washington are among those considering legislation that would require school buses bought after a certain date to be equipped with seat belts.