Stop-arm cameras, partnerships with law enforcement for increased traffic patrol, and public safety campaigns are just some of the measures school districts are taking to ensure the yellow bus is the safest mode of transportation for students. Lawmakers are also introducing several federal and state safety bills.
What seems simple — stop when a school bus is stopped — is proving challenging for motorists, and our nation’s children could pay the price.
The association voices support for FMCSA extending the compliance date on entry-level driver training certification and suggests including other provisions in the delay.
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.
Over 130,963 school bus drivers participated in this year’s one-day count, conducted by NASDPTS.
The presidents of the NSTA, NAPT, and NASDPTS send a joint letter to Congress expressing support for the Stop for School Buses Act of 2019 to address illegal passing.
After investigating the 2017 fatal school bus fire in Iowa, the National Transportation Safety Board recommends several new school bus safety requirements and calls for fire suppression systems on school buses.
Stephen W. Puchta, the Ohio State Director of Pupil Transportation, passed away unexpectedly on March 13. He was 65.
It is essential that the motorists who share the road with bus drivers stop for stopped school buses. However, it is encouraging to see how technology is evolving to help provide an even safer ride for all students.
Paul T. Stewart, former state director of West Virginia, founding member of prominent pupil transportation organizations, and mentor to many, passes away at age 100.
The National Congress on School Transportation’s writing committees are seeking subject matter experts and public comment as they prepare for the 2020 Congress.
A school bus fire demonstration, sessions and awards addressing safety and training, and a trade show showcasing the latest technology were some of the draws at this year's NAPT and NASDPTS conferences.
At the Iowa Department of Education, Christensen has streamlined driver training. His involvement in professional organizations has also enhanced pupil transportation safety.