The Cyr Foundation for Excellence in School Transportation now offers a program designed to increase awareness and sensitivity of school bus drivers, attendants, and monitors to gender-related issues.
The three New York drivers take quick action to prevent students from being hit by vehicles that pass their stopped buses and are honored by the school board and their union.
National and state pupil transportation groups offer their condolences to the families and others impacted by the fatal crash.
The potential strikes had threatened to impact thousands of students in the two cities. In both cases, the transportation companies reach tentative agreements with the driver unions.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association presents its 2016 industry safety and service awards during the association’s 62nd annual convention.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association holds a variety of school bus safety events throughout the state and renews its call for stiffer penalties for drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses.
Suzanne Caldeira, who oversees safety operations at 19 First Student locations in New York, is named a 2016 Rising Star of Safety.
Sessions on school bus safety, counterterrorism initiatives, and regulations are on the agenda for the upcoming NYSBCA convention.
Shenendehowa Central School District’s safety refresher covers such issues as hazard communication, transporting special-needs students, and how to prevent dragging incidents.
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation advises the public that 2.3 million children will be riding buses statewide, and that state law requires all vehicles to come to a full stop when approaching a school bus that has its red lights flashing.
Educational Bus Transportation, which provides transportation services to Copiague Public Schools, supplies the bus, which has a range of up to 120 miles before it requires charging.
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation gives the honor to Rose Winters of Owego Apalachin Central School District. She has worked for the district for 38 years.
A serious concern in school transportation is the stop-arm violation. Some fines are being increased and some laws are being toughened, but more funding is needed for educating the public.