The attorney for Elizabeth Burris of Colorado says that she was not impaired at the time of a December crash in which her bus overturned. Burris pleads not guilty to multiple charges.
The second edition of School Bus eXchange brings school bus operators and suppliers to Colorado to share solutions for key issues facing the industry.
Elizabeth Burris of Colorado lost control of her bus, which rolled over and seriously injured two students. She allegedly told state troopers that she was taking six prescription drugs at the time of the accident, and her lawyer said she is under a doctor’s care for Fibromyalgia.
A driver in Colorado was distracted by noisy students before his bus veered off of a narrow road and rolled last week, district officials say. The driver was new to the job.
For nearly 24 years, Horton has shuttled scores of students and trained other drivers. Meanwhile, his photography has illustrated many School Bus Fleet articles.
When Alex Mata interned with Denver Public Schools transportation, the team taught him about bus maintenance and even helped with his homework. Without the experience, he says, “I probably wouldn’t have graduated high school.”
Transportation departments can adopt new approaches to help reduce traffic around schools and to ensure the safety of students who don’t qualify for yellow bus service.
Drivers and maintenance staff test their skills in the Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association’s school bus roadeo and technician safety contests.
A Colorado man faces numerous charges after a wild ride that included crashing into a school bus, fleeing on foot and entering another driver’s car, authorities say.
Guardians of the 3-year-old boy claim the Denver Public Schools driver tied the boy to his seat because he learned how to unbuckle his harness. A district spokesperson confirmed that the driver “was using an unapproved seat belt-like device," and the district is investigating the incident.
Colorado becomes the seventh state to allow Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street.
The Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association holds school bus roadeo and technician contests at its annual conference. Also awarded, posthumously, is a Colorado school bus driver who was fatally struck by a pickup truck last winter.
Douglas County (Colo.) School District’s transportation department sponsored a competition between its west, east and north terminals to see which group could turn in the lowest amount of school bus engine idling time. The winning terminal cut its idling time by 50% — and won a catered lunch.