After accidentally passing a stopped school bus illegally, Mark O’Brien came up with a stop-arm design that aims to increase visibility for motorists approaching from the side.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association will host the New York State School Bus Safety Competition in Valley Cottage on May 20.
The bills aim to prevent illegal bus passing by boosting public education, allowing stop-arm cameras to help identify violators, and making penalties tougher.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association hosts an Operation Safe Stop event and again calls for tougher penalties for stop-arm violations.
Officers across the state are focusing on school bus stops that have been identified as hot spots of stop-arm running.
About 50 monitors working for Niagara Falls Coach Lines vote to join Teamsters Local 264. Wages are among the biggest concerns: The workers currently get minimum wage with no benefits.
Logan Bus Co. purchases Trans Star Type A diesel models to upgrade and expand its fleet.
When a man forces his way onto a bus, charges through it and gets into a tussle with a student, the New York driver calls police, evacuates students, and pushes the man off the bus. She is being hailed a hero.
Michael Bradley of New York is arrested after allegedly putting a 6-year-old boy in a headlock and punching him, giving him a bloody nose. His bus company was hired by parents.
The Rev. Dr. James Carter Jr. of Educational Bus Transportation earns the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The state adds the all-electric Type A eSeries to its list of procurement vehicles.
Leonard Bus Sales is recognized as the OEM’s North American School Bus Dealer of the Year for business performance, customer satisfaction, and community service.
NYAPT’s Feb. 9 survey of illegal school bus passing finds that 890 school bus drivers reported they were passed a total of 607 times. The total estimated illegal passing rate is 34,101 passes for that day.