The state’s pre-licensing course and test for general driver applicants would cover the law on stopping for school buses. NYSBCA supports the proposal.
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation asks the state Legislature to authorize stop-arm cameras to enforce state law, which prohibits motorists from passing stopped school buses.
Bus incidents in four states reveal a heightened level of vigilance after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Patti Royce-Moser is promoted at Educational Bus in New York. She has been a longtime routing coordinator with the company.
Saratoga Springs City School District adds Tyler Drive, which provides directions and other route and ridership information. The system also includes a parent portal.
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation supports the legislation, which responds to instances of school bus driver DUIs.
Cuomo’s 2018 agenda includes initiatives to address illegal passing, replacement of old buses, and bullying.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association presents a new award to First Student’s Bobby DeLee, who evacuated his passengers after smelling smoke.
State Sen. Jeff Klein is recognized for supporting safe student transportation and tougher penalties for passing stopped school buses.
Venecia Bisono of New York is arrested after allegedly leaving a 4-year-old on a school bus for six hours. She is charged with failure to exercise control of a minor and reckless endangerment.
School bus drivers who work for contractors in the state can now administer epinephrine auto-injectors for students who have allergy attacks.
Leonard Bus Sales of New York’s “Giving Thanks and Giving Back” includes a program that provides meals to children in need, a holiday canned food drive, and annual direct contributions to food banks.
Drivers will receive more pay, sick leave, and increased retirement plan contributions in the new contract with Baumann & Sons Buses.