The National Transportation Safety Board cancels its April meeting on the October 2018 crash, which killed three students and injured another.
National Transportation Safety Board investigative staff and board members will meet on April 7 on the October 2018 crash, which killed three students and injured another.
Alyssa Shepherd’s attorney says that although the crash is a “heart-wrenching tragedy, we believe it is still just an accident and not a crime.”
Senate Bill 219 would let police seize a stop-arm runner’s vehicle. Meanwhile, Gov. Eric Holcomb announces that over 2,500 citations were issued as part of an illegal passing prevention program.
Alyssa Shepherd of Indiana is sentenced to four years in prison, three years of house arrest and three years of probation, and will have her driver’s license suspended for 10 years.
News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website this year covered a serious school bus crash in Indiana, illegal bus passing, and recognition of drivers' heroic actions and service.
Alyssa Shepherd is found guilty of three counts of felony reckless homicide, a felony count of criminal recklessness, and a misdemeanor count of passing a school bus causing injury when the stop arm is extended.
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.
Florence Unified School District #1 and Boyertown Area School District partner with technology solutions supplier CalAmp to roll out the “Here Comes the Bus” app on their buses.
Some readers welcomed the idea, saying it’s out-of-the-box thinking. Others expressed concerns about current bus drivers losing opportunities to pick up extra hours for more pay.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announces $380,000 in grant funding for increased traffic enforcement near school bus stops across the state and a judge requires stop-arm runners in one county to appear in court.
The state releases its first round of Volkswagen settlement funds, approving the purchase of 82 new school buses for 16 school districts.
Beginning Aug. 5, Indianapolis Public Schools will grant all its high school students free access to the city’s transit bus system in an effort to cut the district's transportation costs.
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