In this new series, we pose five pertinent questions to a notable person in pupil transportation. Our second discussion is with Diana Hollander, Nevada’s state director of pupil transportation and president of NASDPTS.
Three of the children were fatally struck by school buses, while one student was killed by a passing vehicle.
A 2-year-old boy was in the street when he was hit by a Clark County (Nev.) School District bus. Speed, alcohol, and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash.
Several school bus-related projects are among those awarded grants to retrofit and replace old diesel vehicles and equipment.
In those two states, First Priority will offer sales and service for Trans Tech’s Type A school buses, including the all-electric eSeries.
Nevada becomes the sixth state to allow Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street.
Transportation staff at Nevada's Storey County School District spent a stimulating day learning how to respond to shooters and other security threats on the bus. The session included hands-on training on how to use the bus to throw an armed intruder to the floor and even how to physically disarm or incapacitate the intruder.
BusWest acquires the Nevada Thomas Built Buses dealership from Arizona-based Auto Safety House. BusWest, which has sales and service locations in California and Hawaii, will now also serve Nevada through an office in North Las Vegas.
An inattentive driver and faulty brakes were the probable cause of a fatal accident in which a heavy commercial truck struck a passenger train in the Nevada desert last year, the National Transportation Safety Board finds.
Bus drivers at Washoe County School District in Reno, Nev., compete in the “Chain Championship” to be the best and fastest at getting chains on their buses’ tires. The competition is part of the transportation department’s priority to transport students to and from school during the winter months without incident.