A new contract brings more than 1,000 Washington, D.C.-area bus drivers and attendants to pay parity with other government employees by the next fiscal year.
Two vehicles collided on the road, causing one to veer onto the sidewalk and into the group of students, police say. One student remains in critical condition.
Police say 16-year-old Kyle Lynam runs into the road as he tries to catch his school bus, and then is fatally hit by an SUV. The driver of the SUV will not face any charges.
DeQuan Brooks is charged with child abuse and second-degree assault for allegedly throwing a student around the bus and choking him. The student reportedly tried to throw Brooks’ phone out a window.
The 119-page document includes details on each crash, driver oversight issues, conclusions of the investigations, and the agency’s recommendations.
Operators and associations offer a range of reactions to Tuesday’s school bus meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board.
After investigating the 2016 crashes in Baltimore and Chattanooga, NTSB recommends improvements in school bus driver oversight and calls on states to mandate lap-shoulder belts.
In related news, former school bus driver Johnthony Walker is sentenced to four years in prison for the 2016 Chattanooga crash.
Leverne Doran gets one day of unsupervised probation for obstructing a school bus driver. Charges of malicious destruction of property, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace were dropped.
Employees and friends dive into the Chesapeake Bay as part of Maryland State Police’s fundraising event.
Senate Bill 44 would require public school bus owners to comply with certain federal inspection standards. A school board worries it might lead to roadside checks and stops at weigh stations.
State troopers respond after two motorists call 911 to report erratic driving behavior by a school bus driver.
Police say they believe that Tyra Wilcox was speeding when she lost control of her bus, which flipped onto its side.