Pam McDonald, president of the California Association of School Transportation Officials, shares details on her efforts to help prepare operators in her state for the deadline to equip their buses with child-check reminder alarm systems.
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.
An Oklahoma driver resigns and an aide is suspended after reportedly leaving a 7-year-old with a wheelchair who has cerebral palsy on a bus for over six hours and not reporting it.
OnCommand Connection electronic Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (eDVIR) is designed to digitally capture and share pre- and post-trip and child check inspections.
Marilena Monroy of Connecticut is arrested after reportedly leaving her bus while a 17-year-old who is nonverbal and a 16-year-old with autism were still on board.
Loretta Depew is awarded nearly $97,000. She was fired for leaving a student on her bus, but she asserted that a male driver was only suspended for the same infraction.
A 3-year-old boy in Texas is found unresponsive after being left in a daycare bus, where the temperature reaches 113 degrees, for about four hours. He is taken to the hospital where he is declared dead.
Zonar will offer an option to integrate the Child Check-Mate System into its ZAlerts and EVIR software.
The Louisiana girl misses her stop, and the driver fails to notice her and parks the bus at a store. The driver is fired after the incident.
The 3-year-old Indiana boy is reportedly left behind for nearly five hours. The substitute driver who is apparently involved is suspended while the incident is investigated.
Venecia Bisono of New York is arrested after allegedly leaving a 4-year-old on a school bus for six hours. She is charged with failure to exercise control of a minor and reckless endangerment.
Donna Anderson, a transportation programs consultant for the state Department of Education for the last seven years, started out as a school bus driver.
EDGE3’s new Ambient Sensing Node is an artificial intelligence-powered product designed to detect any movement — including heartbeats or breathing — for vehicle occupant monitoring.