Lawmakers in Illinois, Utah, and Washington are among those considering legislation that would require school buses bought after a certain date to be equipped with seat belts.
John Lunceford of Washington notices a boy waiting for the bus in freezing temperatures with no hat or gloves, so he gives him his gloves. He then buys hats and gloves for other students in need on his route.
Ian McKerlich will serve as Zonar’s new president and CEO, replacing Brett Brinton, who remains with the organization as a strategic advisor. The company also makes two new key technology hires.
Selah (Wash.) School District’s Selah Pride Patrol has middle and high school students mentor primary school students on proper bus etiquette and behavior. The program has significantly reduced write-ups.
Thanks to several districts across Washington loaning buses, Puyallup School District runs routes on the first day of school as planned despite a recent fire that destroyed 20 buses.
A fire at Puyallup (Wash.) School District's bus facility damages more than 28 new school buses. Nearly 70 employees are evacuated, and no one is injured.
Jones, who began his pupil transportation career as a school bus driver nearly 40 years ago, will step down as state director at the end of September.
Oregon, Washington, and Texas drivers take the top spots in the small bus, conventional bus, and transit categories.
Before school starts, incoming kindergartners at a Washington district will get a chance to learn about bus safety procedures and take a ride around the neighborhood.
Randy Allen Payne of Washington pleads guilty to striking two girls in May after they exited their school bus, leaving them severely injured, and is sentenced to one year and one day in prison.
The Mercer Island City Council votes unanimously to adopt an ordinance that allows stop-arm cameras to be installed on Mercer Island School District buses. A citation fine would cost $394.
A jury finds Jeannette Burrage of Washington not guilty of assaulting a 6-year-old boy with autism. Video showed her in a scuffle with the boy, but the jury couldn’t prove that she intentionally hit him.
Randy Allen Payne of Washington allegedly hits two teenage girls with his SUV as they cross the street. He faces several charges, including DUI. The girls are being treated for serious injuries.