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.
Submissions to our annual photo contest provide yet more evidence of the fact that the pupil transporter is so much more than “just a bus driver.” There are so many talented people — and not just drivers — in this profession.
Some Carmel Clay Schools elementary school teachers are being trained to drive routes before and after the school day this upcoming school year, and will receive $18,000 to do so.
Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr. releases an opinion that states that regulations do not place a limit on the length of school bus stop arms. He adds that motorists who pass a bus with its stop arm out are liable for resulting damages or injuries.
Winning entries in the 15th edition of School Bus Fleet’s Photo Contest present a closer look at some of the remarkable, day-to-day scenes of pupil transportation. These shots were selected from 103 total entries, which were judged by SBF’s editors.
The safety solutions supplier unveils its Predictive Stop Arm and Right-Hand Danger Zone protection systems in a demonstration at this year’s STN Expo.
The new law ushers in harsher penalties for motorists who run a stop arm, establishes bus safety practice requirements, and allows reimbursement for stop-arm camera equipment.
U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski and Julia Brownley’s Stop for School Buses Act would direct the U.S. DOT to review existing laws and programs in all 50 states, recommend best practices, and create a nationwide public safety campaign.
Several system suppliers offer solutions that not only capture images of violations but also make compiling and submitting evidence quicker and easier. Some also offer revenue sharing for greater affordability.