School bus provider Transportation South held a Love the Bus celebration to recognize Alabama’s best school bus drivers.
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Alabama school bus drivers honored

Transportation South holds a Love the Bus celebration to recognize the state’s best school bus drivers. A 23-year school bus veteran is named Driver of the Year.

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Alabama district will not charge school bus fees

Hoover City Schools board rescinds an April 2014 vote that would have created a mandatory fee to ride the school bus. The vote on the proposed fee was contingent upon approval from the U.S. District Court, which never came.

“Propane is cheaper, cleaner and domestically produced,” said Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, who took a test ride on one of Mobile County Public Schools' new propane buses. “This is an environmental initiative I can get behind.”
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Alabama district debuts state’s first propane school buses

Mobile County Public Schools rolls out its 30 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses, purchased to support its community outreach campaign, “It Starts With Us.” Each bus will displace about 40,000 gallons of diesel and emit 150,000 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide over its lifetime, according to Blue Bird.

Autauga County School System drivers signed up for the free Yellow Dot program as part of a back-to-school event at the Autauga County Extension Office on Tuesday.
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School bus drivers provide vital info for 1st responders

In Autauga County, Alabama, 150 school bus drivers sign up for Yellow Dot, a free program that officials say provides potentially life-saving information to first responders in the event of a crash. The drivers get their photos taken and complete a personal form with emergency contact and medical info.

Hoover City Schools' plan outlines a school bus fee structure that ranges from $0.43 to $2.26 per student per day.
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Alabama district delays school bus fee plan by 1 year

Hoover City Schools' plan to charge fees for student transportation is now being targeted for the 2015-16 school year instead of 2014-15. The plan outlines a fee structure that ranges from $0.43 to $2.26 per day, depending on how many student riders a family has and whether they qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

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Motorist charged with DUI after hitting special-needs bus

James Joshua Warren rounds a curve in his car and strikes the bus, then keeps driving until he reaches his home, where he parks his car and goes inside his home. He is later arrested and charged with the offense. No students are injured.

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