The Ogden location achieves a score of 100% on its two Utah Highway Patrol fleet inspections for the second year in a row.
Lawmakers in Illinois, Utah, and Washington are among those considering legislation that would require school buses bought after a certain date to be equipped with seat belts.
Martin has served as chair of the National Congress on School Transportation and has overseen pupil transportation in Utah since 2006. He began his career 34 years ago as a substitute school bus driver.
The school bus contractor’s Ogden operation achieves 100% on its two Utah Highway Patrol inspections for 2016.
A school bus flips onto its side after a minivan fails to yield to the bus. All four students aboard the bus, who are wearing seat belts, are uninjured.
Police in Price, Utah, say that two suspects drove around the city wielding a bat and breaking car mirrors as well as nearly 40 windows on three school buses.
Sherry Lee Lund of Utah is sentenced to 20 days in jail and receives a $1,950 fine after pleading guilty to driving drunk with students on board.
Sherry Lund of Utah was reportedly seen passed out near her school bus on the side of the road in March. She has been charged with DUI and reckless endangerment and has resigned.
Deseret Bus Service, which primarily transported children, is halted for repeatedly operating unsafe vehicles and for failing to comply with a federal consent order, FMCSA officials say.
Troy Edward Daniels, a former bus driver for Jordan School District in Utah, is sentenced to a year in jail in connection with a student who was hit and killed by another bus after exiting his bus when Daniels failed to activate his red lights and signals or stop arm. He pleaded guilty as charged to class A misdemeanor reckless endangerment and class C misdemeanor failure to signal.
Salt Lake City Schools and one of its bus drivers face scrutiny from some parents after the driver pulls over on a route because kids are unruly and refuses to let them out. District officials review the bus video and say the driver did everything right, and that the situation escalated because of a parent who showed up with a bat, demanded that his student be let off and threatened the life of the driver.
Jordan School District brought back a program that trains elementary school students in school bus safety basics after a 10-year-old student was fatally struck by a bus after getting off another bus in May. The district had ended the program in 2009 when it split.
Canyons School District in Sandy, Utah, will no longer allow bus drivers to buckle and unbuckle seat belts and restraints after a former bus driver was charged with allegedly molesting two special-needs students. The district will also randomly select buses and review security video daily, as opposed to only when concerns are raised.