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Student Killed in School Bus-Train Crash

The Texas bus, which had two students on board, came to a stop, then continued across the tracks in front of the train, police said. One student died and the other was hospitalized in critical condition.

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School bus driver fired after near miss with train

A Texas driver drove over railroad tracks and stopped at a stop sign, but was still too close to the tracks, and a train just missed hitting the bus. She was fired for not following standard rail crossing procedures.

Operation Lifesaver and the Federal Highway Administration have awarded over $200,000 in grants for rail crossing safety public education projects. Shown here is a poster from Operation Lifesaver's "See Tracks? Think Train!" campaign.
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$204K awarded for rail crossing safety campaigns

Operation Lifesaver and the Federal Highway Administration award grants to 13 states for public education projects that target students, school bus drivers, Spanish-speaking populations and the news media.

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1,100 school bus drivers, attendants train in ‘Safety Expo’

Houston Independent School District’s back-to-school transportation training program includes hands-on drills in railroad crossing safety, gang awareness, student management, hurricane preparedness and other topics. As Transportation General Manager Nathan Graf puts it, “It was not your typical training.”

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