Gov. Janet Mills signed LD 166, which allows the use of stop-arm and exterior cameras to catch motorists who run stop arms. It also maintains a $250 minimum fine for a first-time stop-arm violation.
LD 1641 would allow public school bus drivers to collect unemployment benefits during the summer. It also would award training grants to school districts.
Jayce Holt, 6, is riding his bicycle along the road toward an intersection, likely doesn’t realize the bus is turning, and brakes too late. He falls into the intersection and gets hit by the bus.
Legislators have been considering multiple school bus safety bills over the last couple months, and are calling for revisions to those that address stop-arm violations with different tactics.
Michelle and Chad Morneault of Maine donate funds for the Madawaska School Department to install camera equipment on two of the district's school buses.
From maintenance reports to routing to student records, Maine School Administrative District No. 75’s transportation department has digitally migrated its work into Tyler Technologies’ Traversa.
A Maine high school marching band and a convoy of school buses wish Jamie Creamer a speedy recovery during his chemotherapy treatment.
State departments of labor and education team up to offer free training to veterans who are interested in becoming a school bus driver.
Don Sanders of Maine brought children’s books on his bus to get children to read more, and the effort grew into the Bus Book Bags program, with school district and library partnerships. He was recognized by a children’s nonprofit for the program.
W.C. Cressey & Son is named the school bus OEM’s 2014 Dealer of the Year. The Dealer Trainer of the Year award goes to Trace Tolby of Auto Safety House.
Taking first in the 18th National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo were school bus driver Lisa Gadway and attendant Greg McGoff.
A South Portland (Maine) School Department driver who was summonsed after an argument with a bicyclist in which he briefly trapped his hand in the door when he started to drive away, said the bicyclist got aggressive.
The transportation director for Portland Public Schools has won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the EPA, which will be presented to him on June 26. The award is in recognition of his work to reduce pollution from the school system’s bus fleet and raise awareness about the benefits of “greener” transportation.