Electric buses, onboard technology, seat belts, and illegal passing were key points of discussion on the first full day.
School Bus Fleet learns more about the lives and careers of a handful of successful, accomplished women nationwide who are dedicated to ensuring school buses run safely and efficiently.
From Arizona to Texas to New York, school bus drivers and students alike receive a warm welcome as they embark on a new school year.
Iowa is the 23rd state to allow the Gardian Angel safety lighting system as optional equipment.
Lap-shoulder belts will be required on all new school buses ordered as of Oct. 2. Safety equipment such as a second stop arm, hand rails, exterior boarding lights, and fire-resistant crash barriers are also required.
The 9-year-old Iowa girl goes missing after she is dropped off at home instead of at her daycare provider. She leaves the vacant house and walks a mile to a store.
The State Board of Education adopts rules to require lap-shoulder belts and other safety equipment in all new school buses purchased by school districts and state-accredited non-public schools. The rules are subject to legislative review before taking effect.
School bus officials, transportation directors, mechanics, and other student transportation employees from across the state gathered in Des Moines from July 15 to 17 to attend the Iowa Pupil Transportation Association’s annual conference.
The State Board of Education is reviewing a rule change that would start requiring lap-shoulder belts in all new school buses. If approved, the rule could go into effect in October.
After investigating the 2017 fatal school bus fire in Iowa, the National Transportation Safety Board recommends several new school bus safety requirements and calls for fire suppression systems on school buses.
The National Transportation Safety Board releases information revealing Donald Hendricks had trouble walking and other medical issues leading up to the fire.
The Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators annual conference will take place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from June 3 to 5.
Pupil transportation's commitment to raise awareness of trafficking is a good reminder of how connected drivers are to their communities, and how crucial they can be to stopping or even preventing these crimes.