Marty Maier, the head mechanic at Hilton (N.Y.) Central School District, ends his career after 26 years. He came aboard after his dad retired.
The minimum fine for illegally passing a stopped school bus on the right side jumps from $200 to $400. Driver’s license suspension time also doubles in some cases.
The Type A school bus manufacturer has invested in a 115,000 square foot expansion to help expedite bus production.
Mike LaRocco, president of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, discusses the association’s position on lap-shoulder belts on buses, partnering with other industry associations to address regulations for school reopening, and how much pupil transporters contribute to their communities.
Transportation law expert Matthew Daus shares recommendations in this webinar on July 1 on safely transporting students while minimizing liability exposure and risks of claims, government regulatory enforcement, and litigation.
Three Manitoba-area school divisions will add the school bus product safety supplier’s Illuminated School Bus Sign to their buses following a year-and-a-half long pilot.
The latest solutions include features that gather additional variables — such as social distancing — introduced by the pandemic, quickly cover “what-if” scenarios, and enhance communication efforts, suppliers say.
The law will extend the June 30 rehiring deadline and the expense forgiveness period, and reduce the 75% payroll ratio requirement.
The proposed federal legislation aims to bolster support to small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program during the COVID-19 pandemic with measures such as eliminating restrictions on non-payroll expenses and extending the rehiring deadline.
First Light Safety Products’ School PPE Purchase Program aims to provide a guaranteed supply of the masks at below-market prices, after demand outpaced its recent donation of 90,000 masks.
The paper details the reasons for the association’s support for seat belts, common objections to adding them to school buses, and guidance on making the decision to require lap-shoulder belts in new buses.
Two winners will each receive a $50 cash prize. Entries must be received by June 11.
Conducted by School Bus Fleet, findings include adjusting personnel duties, some downsizing due to school closures, and significantly boosted cleaning routines. Respondents anticipate major routing changes as schools reopen.
Crucial practices include educating and negotiating with districts to continue compensation while buses aren’t running, following safety procedures consistently, and keeping abreast of loan and legal resources, experts say.
The recommendations include seating one student every other row, increased cleaning and disinfecting of buses, and drivers wearing cloth masks.