Paul Pixley of Connecticut was arrested for allegedly falling asleep while driving a bus with 30 students on board on Dec. 16. Pixley reportedly told police that he may have taken Nyquil before driving that day.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacabed Rodriguez-Coss of Connecticut demands another trial after being found guilty of illegally passing a school bus, but then she pays the $465 ticket instead.
The Peaceful School Bus program at two Connecticut schools brings drivers and students together to discuss rules for behavior on the bus, aiming to create a cooperative relationship between them.
The company donates the bus to New Haven (Conn.) Public Schools to provide free, nutritious food to students. The district expects the bus to deliver more than 1,000 meals every weekday through Aug. 26.
The proposed seat belt mandate would apply to new school buses starting in model year 2021, although the bill’s sponsor says he would also like for older buses to be retrofitted.
The superintendent for Westport Public Schools is looking to save $125,000, and says that monitors are no longer necessary due to technology that improves bus safety. Parents and board members argue against the proposal, citing greater demands on school bus drivers and more distracted motorists.
The Connecticut driver joked with students about taking a nap behind the wheel, and a student told her mother. The district removed him from its list of approved drivers and police are investigating the incident.
Witnesses tell Connecticut state troopers that a black pickup truck was seen in the area of the school bus at the time. No injuries are reported.
DeVivo was the owner and CEO of DATTCO, which is the ninth-largest school bus contractor in the nation and is a dealer for IC Bus and Collins.
The Connecticut district will allow students who live more than half a mile from school — down from 1 mile — to ride the bus. Chronic absenteeism is up to 17% among kindergartners.
A Connecticut man who said that his sleep was disturbed by a school bus allegedly tried to force open the doors of the bus and threw objects at it.
Contractor All-Star Transportation acquired 51 Blue Bird Propane Vision Type C school buses to service Torrington Public Schools about two years ago when the district was looking to replace some of its older diesel school buses.
With the purchase of Worhunsky Corp., school bus operator All-Star adds about 120 vehicles to its fleet of more than 700.