Dallastown (Pa.) Area School District will start requiring daycare centers to pay $2 per student per day to use its school buses in January 2017. The district cites a lack of funds to continue offering the free service.
Shanon O’Brien of Krapf Bus takes first in the conventional bus category, while Philip Adam Jr. of Rohrer Bus wins the transit category.
The 43rd Annual Montgomery-Bucks School Bus Safety Competition in Pennsylvania will use the alternative-fuel buses for the first time.
A Pennsylvania driver reportedly asks students to remove downed power lines from her school van, and the boy who does it burns his hand. She faces two endangerment charges.
A commemorative logo is unveiled for the 40th anniversary of the Pennsylvania competition, which will bring together the state’s top school bus drivers in June.
Derry Township School District in Pennsylvania aims to cut fuel and maintenance costs as well as its carbon footprint with the new buses.
A Philadelphia bus driver drops students off and is stopped in traffic when a slab of concrete falls onto the street. Stones fly onto the steering wheel and glass falls onto the seats as drives away.
The tires fell off the bus at about 7:30 a.m. No one was hurt in the incident, but the School District of Philadelphia is looking into the records of the bus, which is operated by Philly Trans.
Jean Tuggy was found dead in her house in Pennsylvania last week. Police are considering it an intentional homicide, although possible motives were unclear.
A student noticed that Vanessa Baillis seemed to forget where she was going, and a criminal complaint states that Baillis drove off the road and fell asleep behind the wheel. Blood work showed oxycodone and a powerful anti-anxiety drug in her system.
Michael Shelly, the 18-year-old Pennsylvania driver who fatally struck 16-year-old Minete Zeka while she was crossing an intersection to board her bus last year, is sentenced to 11.5 to 23 months in prison and five years of probation.
Police in Pennsylvania say that a stopped school bus was about to discharge students when a car failed to stop in time and slid into the front of the bus.
The Pennsylvania School Bus Association’s new website will include content of interest to the school transportation industry and the general public. The association is also now on Facebook and Twitter.