Patrick Dean, vice president of business development at family-owned Dean Transportation, shares how the company is investing in innovative training and working to mitigate the driver shortage by offering ongoing professional development.
The State Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy awarded the districts $626,573 in grants to purchase a total of 28 new school buses.
Wayne-Westland Community Schools adopts Synovia Solutions’ “Here Comes the Bus” app and its new routing feature on its 87 buses.
More than a dozen passengers are taken to the hospital after the bus runs off the road and tips over on its side.
When a pickup truck enters her lane of travel, Danielle Kennedy of Michigan honks her horn, swerves in a split second, and avoids impact. Twenty-five students are aboard at the time.
Michigan transportation consultant Kim Hooper responds to an article in a local newspaper on bus driver shortage to note that pay is a critical factor.
Mike Westbrook had worked for Portage Public Schools since 2002. He was "masterful at the logistics of creating bus routes," according to the district superintendent.
White Pigeon Community Schools purchases 400 flashing reflectors to improve school bus stop safety for students.
Nearly $13 million of the state’s $64.8 million in mitigation plan funds will go toward replacing aging diesel school buses with new diesel-powered, electric, or other alt-fuel buses.
The 19-year-old and 5-year-old Michigan students try to cross the street as their bus comes to a stop with its red lights activated when they are hit by a car. They receive non-life threatening injuries.
Helen Johnson of Michigan is recognized by her company and the district she serves for checking on the student’s grandmother, who had fallen, and for staying until medical help arrived.
The acquisition of Capital City International gives Midwest Transit Equipment the IC Bus distribution rights for all of Michigan.
Schools, contractors, and students across the U.S. came together to celebrate and show their appreciation for the yellow bus and its drivers.