Run by three generations over the course of the last century, Villani Bus Co. now serves dozens of school districts and transports over 7,500 students every day.
One bill would establish an electric school bus pilot program. Another would increase penalties for road rage crimes involving school buses.
The driver tells police that the bus's brakes had failed after starting the bus from a stop, causing the bus to sideswipe another vehicle and crash into the lawn of a home.
The fire appears to have been caused by a mechanical issue in the bus. No one is on board at the time.
Hudy Muldrow Sr. is charged with two counts of reckless vehicular homicide, 25 counts of assault by auto, and 16 additional counts of assault by auto as a disorderly persons offense for the May 2018 crash.
The driver with Kingsway Regional School District makes a sharp turn and loses control of the bus, causing significant damage to the building. She is treated for minor injuries.
Lisa Byrd faces charges related to child endangerment, impaired driving, and drug possession in connection with a school bus crash with 12 special-needs students aboard.
The driver and the owner of the bus are issued several motor vehicle summonses, including those for missing safety equipment and failure to maintain records.
Lisa Byrd of New Jersey crashes a bus into a tree with a dozen students onboard, apparently while impaired. First responders use Narcan to revive her and she is arrested.
Lawmakers in Nashville, Tennessee, and officials from Rockaway (N.J.) Township School District are working to install stop-arm cameras on school buses as a way to crack down on illegal school bus passing incidents.
The heavy duty vehicle lift supplier is contracting with Educational Services Commission of New Jersey for the sale of vehicle service lifts and accessories.
The laws require a school bus safety study, a certification program for some school transportation supervisors, and temporary suspension of a school bus endorsement for drivers with three or more moving violations.
The New Jersey driver reportedly tries to make a left turn and collides with a tractor-trailer, authorities say. Fourteen students are taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.