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.
The 160,000 square-foot facility in Washington stocks TRP parts for all makes of buses, in addition to trucks and trailers.
Three schools in Clover Park School District will use Zonar’s Z Pass system through June 14. Based on the results, district officials will consider a districtwide student identification system.
A 7-year-old girl in Washington falls to the floor and suffers minor injuries while still in her wheelchair, which was not properly secured.
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.
Several school bus-related projects are among those awarded grants to retrofit and replace old diesel vehicles and equipment.
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.