From New York to Arizona to Canada, school bus drivers and students alike received a warm welcome as they embarked on a new school year.
The state plans to use two-thirds of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy around 300 new school buses in low-income communities.
As Kingman Unified School District No. 20 students return to school, some ride buses without air conditioning in 100-plus degree heat. About one-third of the district’s buses don’t have air conditioning.
The Arizona high school senior writes a letter to his bus driver from his elementary school days. He recalls her positive attitude and how she protected him from bullying.
The Navajo president and VP sign an official proclamation that was advocated by Ganado USD school bus drivers and staff.
Queen Creek Unified School District hosts the event to share more information with the public in its transportation building, recently named for longtime director Edd Hennerley.
In Arizona, the mother of a 4-year-old calls 911 after her son’s bus drives past her home without stopping, due to confusion on the part of a substitute aide. The boy was found safe on the bus while it was still dropping off students.
At events held in multiple states, students, schools, and contractors gathered to show their appreciation for the yellow bus and its drivers.
Freddie Yazzie, a longtime driver on a Navajo reservation in Arizona, has lined the ceiling of his bus with posters that highlight the feats of former riders.
Auto Safety House, the Thomas Built Buses dealership for Arizona, will operate as a brand under the ownership of W.W. Williams, a provider of repair services and products.
The electric bus manufacturers and partners hosted an event in Phoenix to share information about the eLion and funding opportunities, and let local school transportation staff check out the bus up close.
Jan. 31 is the deadline for school transportation officials to apply for the third edition of the educational networking event.
Canyon State Bus Sales, which launched a new facility and increased sales, is recognized as the school bus OEM's top dealer for 2016.