The school bus operator wins its second contract in the state: a five-year pact to provide transportation for Tigard-Tualatin School District.
Topics covered in the Feb. 20 event will include lessons learned from the Reynolds High School shooting; the effects of insomnia, alcohol and drugs; and walk-throughs of overturned and smoke-filled buses.
Several school bus-related projects are among those awarded grants to retrofit and replace old diesel vehicles and equipment.
Drivers and other transportation employees from an Oregon district raise money through a raffle and solicit donations for the party. A total of 55 special-needs students plus some siblings and parents participated this year.
Soon after the school year ends, many pupil transporters take a “busman’s holiday”: They attend an industry conference. So while most students have set aside their books for the summer, school transportation professionals take some time to focus on learning. I saw this firsthand …
Emergency response, vehicle dynamics and crash prevention were among the topics covered during the Oregon Pupil Transportation Association’s annual gathering.
Josiah Muckey of Oregon is cited by police for careless driving after they say he fell asleep and crashed into two trees, a highway sign and a retaining wall.
Molalla River School District continues its partnership with the contractor for the 2015-16 school year with the recent award of a new five-year contract.
Terilyn Morgan, a bus driver for First Student, was killed when her bus collided with a semi-truck. The one passenger aboard the bus, Gary Randolph, is hospitalized and in critical condition.
The contractor is awarded a new $3 million annual contract — its first in Oregon — to provide transportation services to Lake Oswego School District.
Oregon police say that the driver lost control of the small bus, and it went off an embankment. The bus was carrying six ski team members, one of whom was injured.
Bend-La Pine Schools has replaced aging diesel buses with 53 propane Type C school buses, which officials say average 95% reliability.
Salem-Keizer (Ore.) Public Schools staff members collaborated with a local cyclist, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon Bike Racing Association on a bicycle-bus safety awareness poster to educate bus drivers. Meanwhile, the fleet, safety and facilities team was able to cut idling by nearly two-thirds last year, and the transportation team reduced accidents by 59%.