Mobile County Public Schools will install Fogmaker North America’s fire suppression system on all of its 100 special-needs school buses. The district will eventually add the system to its remaining 600 buses.
Norman Miller, a driver with Lee County School District, stops his bus to extinguish a fire on the porch of a mobile home and rescue the family inside.
Heidi King’s last day as acting administrator of the regulatory agency will be Aug. 31. She will be replaced by James Owens, the U.S. DOT’s deputy general counsel.
House Rep. Robert Goforth pushes for legislation that would require school districts to purchase and install stop-arm cameras on school buses by Aug. 1, 2023.
Strongsville City Schools board agrees to install interior video surveillance cameras on most of its spare buses and those that are used for daily routes and field trips.
Jay Heilman, a bus driver with Pasco County (Fla.) Schools, is joined by other members of the district’s transportation staff as he details the trials and triumphs of pupil transportation in his own catchy version of Lil Nas X's “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.
Although we all agree that the motoring public needs to be more cautious, bus drivers can also help mitigate the number of dangerous incidents by following safe and consistent loading and unloading practices.
The NSTA president discusses how statistics reflect the degree to which school bus operators go above and beyond to provide safe student transportation.
Ted Finlayson-Schueler, founder of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute and Safety Rules, talks about the need to improve driver training, ways to curtail stop-arm running, and his take on some recent National Transportation Safety Board safety recommendations.
A California driver trainer details safe practices for loading and unloading. Those include executing steps consistently, practicing precise timing with lights and the door, and escorting students as they cross roadways.
Industry experts share advice for promoting proper sleep health, from monitoring driver hours to performing consistent wellness checks.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announces $380,000 in grant funding for increased traffic enforcement near school bus stops across the state and a judge requires stop-arm runners in one county to appear in court.
Sabine Konrad, driver instructor for Visalia Unified School District, demonstrates some key steps designed to boost safety when crossing students in the loading and unloading process use by the state.
The South Carolina Association for Pupil Transportation is the first state association to commit to the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s “Zip. Zero. Nada. None.” Campaign. The campaign’s goal is to reach zero school bus rider fatalities by 2025.
The smart fleet management technology supplier’s downloadable guide provides motorists with information on how to drive safely around school buses.