Dan Allison, an occupational therapist and driving specialist, is honored with the award for his success in the personal mobility industry and for the training he provides to mobility device passengers.
Freddie Phillips, a bus driver for East Baton Rouge Parish School System, is the winner of the securement supplier's second annual National Special-Needs School Bus Driver of the Year award.
Peter Pizzuto of New Hampshire allegedly uses a seat belt to restrain the wrists of a student in a wheelchair. He is charged with four counts of simple assault and one count of false imprisonment.
The acquisition will help Q'Straint and Adapt Solutions provide accessible wheelchair solutions to those with limited mobility.
The Type A school bus manufacturer's G5 can now accommodate 36 passengers. Those equipped with wheelchair lifts have room for six passengers with wheelchairs and three additional passengers.
Collins Bus Corp.’s Low-Floor Bus features a ramp that enables faster, lift-free boarding for students in wheelchairs. Customers report increased comfort and empowerment through the ability to board with and sit near other students.
The securement equipment supplier will honor a special-needs driver for standout service for the second year in a row. The winner will receive $1,000.
Illuminated safety products, driver training solutions, a video surveillance system, and an artificial intelligence-powered stop arm are just some of the options to look for in the new year.
The survey covers such topics as student ridership, driver pay, and special-needs bus equipment.
Tammy Cummings, a bus driver and safety trainer for Greenville County (S.C.) Schools, is the winner of the first AMF-Bruns National Special-Needs School Bus Driver Of The Year Award.
Gary Mompher of Ohio creates the cardboard Halloween costume, which fits over 5-year-old Blake Mompher’s wheelchair. It includes custom lettering and four red lights.
Dee Dee Whitman, a mayoral candidate for Providence, Rhode Island, sees a story about a student who uses a wheelchair having to miss school due to a driver strike. She pays for a van to take him to school the following day.
Fourteen students are on board when fire breaks out. The bus team begins the evacuation, and neighbors step in to help.