When an oncoming car suddenly veered into his lane, James Bratager, a driver for Olympia (Wash.) School District, was able to swerve the bus to avoid a head-on collision. He was presented with a certificate of recognition.
A woman who waves to students on a bus from her window every school day was no longer there recently, after suffering a stroke. The driver brought her flowers and the students made her a sign of them waving from inside the bus to show her how much she means to them.
In an expanded role, school transportation veteran Bill Noftz will also continue to be responsible for the performance of First Student’s Washington state locations.
Jeanette Burrage resigned from the Des Moines (Wash.) City Council after being charged with fourth-degree assault. She allegedly slapped a 6-year-old student across the face after he raised his hand as if to strike her.
Some YouTube videos created by Erick Vandersnick at Northwest Bus Sales in Washington state not only sell buses but also reach out to kids with special needs who are fans of the vehicles.
A school bus was damaged by suspected BB gunfire near a Seattle elementary school on Thursday, police say. No one was injured.
Tacoma (Wash.) Public Schools officials say that vehicle crashes have occurred when buses were required to stop at the crossing, which trains use infrequently and at low speeds.
A driver for North Thurston School District in Lacey, Washington, resigned last month after admitting to not completing a check of his bus. The 6-year-old boy was supposed to be dropped off at a day care center, but was found later that evening asleep on the bus.
Ray Johnson, a bus driver for Longview (Wash.) School District #122, was driving on a rural road with four students on board when strong winds knocked a tree on top of the bus. He was able to call for help in time and students were safely transferred to another bus.
Employees of Peninsula School District in Washington arrived on Monday morning to find the vandalized buses. They scrambled to clean the buses and were able to get them in service fast enough to stay on schedule.
The Puget Sound Business Journal placed the company second on its list of big data companies. This recognition comes on the heels of Zonar putting over 300,000 telematics units in operation.
Arlington (Wash.) Public Schools leaders are looking for support for a two-year levy on the Nov. 4 general election ballot expected to generate $1.5 million each year to replace old school buses. Nearly half the district’s fleet is at least 13 years old and fully depreciated.
Bill Noftz will be responsible for the overall performance of the school bus contractor’s Washington state locations, including financial results, operational performance, safety, fleet and maintenance. Noftz has more than 25 years of experience in the school transportation industry.