The security agency provides details on vehicle ramming incidents and offers related security tips for transportation providers.
Cater, the director of transportation for Allen Independent School District, has been recognized for school bus driver training programs and security efforts.
Enlisting support, alleviating fears by preparing staff for possible scenarios, getting buy-in from administrators, and familiarizing law enforcement with school buses can all strengthen safety.
The Child Safety Network will recommend the COPsync911 threat-alert system to meet school transportation safety protocols.
Security demonstrations, driver shortage discussions, and a Boston Marathon bombing survivor were among the standouts at the school bus industry events in Kansas City. Check out our shots from the conference halls and the city beyond.
Jeff Bauman tells NAPT Summit attendees about how he lost both legs in the 2013 bombing but was able to give investigators a description of the suspect he had seen.
State pupil transportation directors will convene in Kansas City, Missouri, next month to discuss such topics as school bus evacuations, stop-arm violations, and service animals.
Sessions at the upcoming Summit in Kansas City will cover such topics as school bus technology, budgets, safety, and security.
The “See Something, Say Something” concept advises that everyone has a responsibility to report suspicious activity. School bus driver Shawn Ost and his passengers did just that when a strange van was parked in a driveway at a bus stop.
Partnering with law enforcement, taking advantage of federal security assessments and student tracking are some of the measures contractors are taking to ensure a safer school bus ride.
From thorough pre-trip inspections to building rapport with students, here are 10 practices that can help prevent or respond to security threats.
After more than a year on hiatus, the government program is set to come back online soon to resume the training of transportation professionals in security awareness. Bill Arrington and Steve Sprague of the Transportation Security Administration discuss the ongoing efforts to launch First Observer 2.0.
HMS Co., which has administered First Observer since 2008, stops receiving funding, but the Transportation Security Administration has reportedly said that the program will be active again in the near future. Meantime, classroom training and other program functions have been placed on hold.