A bill that would raise the minimum age for new school bus drivers in the state passes unanimously in the House. Another bill that would require restraints on school buses passes a committee vote.
A Chattanooga lawmaker’s seat belt proposal passes a state Senate committee after shedding a clause that would have required retrofitting of existing school buses.
Johnthony Walker, the driver in the fatal November crash, is indicted on six counts of vehicular homicide. Other charges include reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and use of a portable electronic device by a school bus driver.
Thomas Mitchell, a mechanic and substitute bus driver in Tennessee, built a wheelchair ramp at the home of a special-needs student who rides one of the buses he drives.
Mid-South Bus Center in Tennessee and Warner Bus Industries in Saskatchewan are the latest dealers to become certified in the collaborative effort between the school bus manufacturer and its dealers.
Tennessee state troopers and local police will ride and follow Hamilton County school buses, including the route related to the Nov. 21 fatal crash.
The Dash Group, a consulting firm, gives a grant to a Tennessee school district to use The Judgment Index, a tool that is designed to assess the judgment skills of potential school bus drivers.
One bill would require seat belts on school buses in Tennessee. Other proposals aim to raise the state’s minimum age for school bus drivers and increase oversight of pupil transportation.
The phone rang, and I looked down at the caller ID: “CHATTANOOGA TN.” I immediately knew the awful reason for the call, if not who the caller was. It was Tuesday, Nov. 22, the morning after the devastating school bus crash …
The agency releases a preliminary report with a few new details, including confirmation that the driver had been in two school bus crashes since the start of the school year.
U.S. representatives from Tennessee and Maryland cite concerns from recent high-profile school bus crashes in their states.
A Tennessee bus driver notices a fire on the bus while at an intersection, pulls over, and safely gets all students off the bus before it bursts into flames.
The 2016 total of school bus sales in the U.S. and Canada, 40,925 units, is the highest mark for the industry in the past 10 years.