Bob Thacker of Ohio constructs a wooden, detachable, and portable ramp for the student and her mother after they suffer a fall that significantly injures the student.
ALC Schools completed more than 1.75 million student passenger trips in 2019 and is marking the one-year anniversary of its dispatch and operations center in Raleigh, N.C.
Some pupil transporters increasingly look beyond the big yellow bus to transport students with special needs and those who are homeless or in foster care, choosing minivans, taxicabs, and other smaller-capacity vehicles.
The school bus manufacturer's director of product planning discusses embracing alternative fuels and customizing buses to meet a variety of special needs.
Bud Fears represented both the school bus and paratransit segments, and played a key role in expanding the company’s wheelchair securement market in the Midwest region.
The survey covers such topics as driver pay, student ridership, and special-needs bus equipment.
Integrated mirrors with driver alert LEDs, an artificial intelligence-powered stop-arm camera system, and heavy-duty wheelchair tie-downs were some of the latest technology options showcased at the NAPT trade show on Nov. 5 in Columbus, Ohio.
The securement supplier will honor a special-needs school bus driver for their standout service for the third year in a row. The winner will receive $1,000.
The group from Moore Norman Technology Center in Oklahoma work together to create a wheelchair ramp for a family after seeing their need for a new one.
Therese Pelicano, a transportation manager for Frederick County (Md.) Public Schools, will use her Q’Straint/Sure-Lok Special Needs Transportation award winnings to enhance wheelchair securement training for her transportation staff.
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.
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