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Categories: Management, Safety
NASDPTS Marks Half a Century of Leadership in Pupil Transportation Policy

The association, which turns 50 in November, connects state directors with federal regulators, school bus manufacturers, suppliers, and other industry groups.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040974/nasdpts-marks-half-a-century-of-leadership-in-pupil-transportation-policy
Categories: Management, Safety

The lightning reportedly struck nearby and traveled to where the children were standing under a tree. All three were recovering in the hospital.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040975/3-students-injured-by-lightning-at-illinois-school-bus-stop
Categories: Management, Safety

Reports indicate that the truck hit another vehicle, veered into opposing traffic, and collided with the bus. School bus driver Sarah Slovinsky is...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040978/school-bus-driver-killed-in-head-on-crash-with-pickup-truck-in-pennsylvania
Categories: Management, Safety
2 Killed in School Bus Yard Shooting in Tennessee

Warren Nostrom is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of his estranged wife and one other person at the Cumberland County School...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040983/2-killed-in-school-bus-yard-shooting-in-tennessee
Categories: Management, Safety
5 Questions: Tammy Knipp on Bolstering School Bus Oversight in Tennessee

Dr. Tammy Knipp, Tennessee's state director of student transportation, discusses her background and her role in overseeing school bus safety, training...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/10009593/5-questions-tammy-knipp-on-bolstering-school-bus-oversight-in-tennessee
Categories: Management, Safety
5 Questions: Tammy Knipp on Bolstering School Bus Oversight in Tennessee

Dr. Tammy Knipp, Tennessee's state director of student transportation, discusses her background and her role in overseeing school bus safety, training...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009593/5-questions-tammy-knipp-on-bolstering-school-bus-oversight-in-tennessee
Categories: Management, Safety
Last Call: Nominate a Great School Transportation Director

Know an exemplary transportation director who deserves recognition? SBF is still accepting nominations for our Administrator of the Year award —...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041051/last-call-nominate-a-great-school-transportation-director
Categories: Management, Safety

Officials say two cars were shooting at each other, and one apparently missed the other car and hit the bus. One student is injured by debris.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040987/man-accused-of-firing-shot-that-struck-school-bus
Categories: Management, Safety
‘Invisible Bus’ Presentation Spotlights School Bus Safety for Gas Company Drivers

Invited to address truck drivers and other staff at Intermountain Gas Co., an Idaho student transportation expert explains the importance of stopping for...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040988/invisible-bus-presentation-spotlights-school-bus-safety-for-gas-company-drivers
Categories: Management, Safety
Police: Student Makes False Bomb Threat on School Bus

After a threat is called in, the driver pulls over, and a bomb squad clears the bus. Massachusetts police say a student will be charged.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040994/police-student-makes-false-bomb-threat-on-school-bus
Categories: Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation

Fourteen students are on board when fire breaks out. The bus team begins the evacuation, and neighbors step in to help.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040996/special-needs-students-safely-evacuated-as-school-bus-catches-fire
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
NAPT Reveals 2018 Conference Agenda

Workshops will cover such topics as school choice, employee retention, and school shootings. A live-action event will demonstrate school bus fires and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041014/napt-reveals-2018-conference-agenda
Categories: Management, Safety
HopSkipDrive Expands Ride Service for Kids to San Diego

After launching in Denver earlier this year, the app-based child transportation service broadens its coverage of California.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041018/hopskipdrive-expands-ride-service-for-kids-to-san-diego
Categories: Management, Safety

Some Dallas-area districts are now operating their own bus service, while others opt to outsource. Residents voted last year to shut down transportation...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041019/after-demise-of-dallas-county-schools-local-districts-launch-new-school-bus-oper
Categories: Management, Safety
Change to School Bus Passing Law Sparks Concerns in Georgia

A state bill signed into law earlier this year modifies requirements for stopping for school buses and decreases fines for some violations.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041022/change-to-school-bus-passing-law-sparks-concerns-in-georgia
Categories: Management, Safety

Investigators in California find that the man was riding his bicycle through lanes of stopped traffic when he was struck by the bus.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041025/bicyclist-dies-after-colliding-with-school-bus
Categories: Management, Safety
Michael Tornabe Goes Beyond the Contract for Top Service

The Logan Bus Co. leader grows the family business while staying connected with staff and customers, who say he exceeds requirements to do what’s best...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009599/michael-tornabe-goes-beyond-the-contract-for-top-service
Categories: Management, Safety

Loretta Depew is awarded nearly $97,000. She was fired for leaving a student on her bus, but she asserted that a male driver was only suspended for the same...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041036/fired-school-bus-driver-claims-gender-discrimination-wins-lawsuit
Categories: Management, Safety
New Vice Chairman Sworn In for National Transportation Safety Board

Aviation veteran Bruce Landsberg starts his term as a board member and vice chairman for the safety agency.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041044/new-vice-chairman-sworn-in-for-national-transportation-safety-board
Categories: Management, Safety
First Student Expands in Canada With School Bus Operator Acquisition, New Contracts

North America’s biggest school bus contractor acquires Ontario-based CG Pearson Bus Lines.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041054/first-student-expands-in-canada-with-school-bus-operator-acquisition-new-contrac
Categories: Management, Safety
Michael Tornabe Named <I>School Bus Fleet</i>’s Contractor of the Year

The Logan Bus Co. leader has grown the family business while staying connected with staff and customers, who cite his dedication to doing what’s best...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041058/michael-tornabe-named-ischool-bus-fleet-is-contractor-of-the-year
Categories: Management, Safety

April Christopher faces a misdemeanor charge for a 2016 crash in which she made a left turn and struck an oncoming vehicle, investigators say. 

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041059/school-bus-driver-indicted-in-traffic-death-in-tennessee
Categories: Management, Safety

The Senate clears Trump nominees Bruce Landsberg and Jennifer Homendy, bringing the investigative agency to a full board.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041061/2-new-members-confirmed-for-national-transportation-safety-board
Categories: Management, Safety
Iowa District Expands Evacuation Training to All Students

As a teen, Teresa Hartley had to take action after a school bus crash. Now as a transportation director, she’s working to ensure every student is on...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009606/iowa-district-expands-evacuation-training-to-all-students
Categories: Management, Safety

The Colorado State Patrol says the truck driver fell asleep and drifted into the opposing lane and hit the bus, which rolled.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041082/students-injured-when-pickup-truck-strikes-school-bus
Categories: Management, Safety

The new corporate name reflects a broader portfolio following two acquisitions. The company will continue to provide school bus stop-arm camera enforcement...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041087/american-traffic-solutions-rebrands-as-verra-mobility
Categories: Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
Q’Straint Launches Online Training Course for Wheelchair Securement

The new “Securement 101” course covers safety and liability, equipment operation, and securing wheelchairs and occupants.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041112/qstraint-launches-online-training-course-for-wheelchair-securement
Categories: Management, Safety
NHTSA Administrator Nominee Narrowly Clears Senate Committee

Heidi King, President Trump’s pick to lead NHTSA, moves closer to confirmation. She is currently the agency’s deputy administrator.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041109/nhtsa-administrator-nominee-narrowly-clears-senate-committee
Categories: Management, Safety
5 Questions: Dennis Maple on First Student's New Tech, Solutions Service

The First Student president shares details on new developments, including mobile apps, paperless shop technology, and a division that offers consulting,...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009610/5-questions-dennis-maple-on-first-students-new-tech-solutions-service
Categories: Management, Safety
NTSB Releases Full Report on Chattanooga and Baltimore School Bus Crashes

The 119-page document includes details on each crash, driver oversight issues, conclusions of the investigations, and the agency’s recommendations.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041118/ntsb-releases-full-report-on-chattanooga-and-baltimore-school-bus-crashes
Categories: Management, Safety
Walking School Bus Program Gets Moving in Central Oregon

A Bend-based nonprofit is creating walking school bus routes throughout the region, with meeting points, timetables, and trained volunteers.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041129/walking-school-bus-program-gets-moving-in-central-oregon
Categories: Management, Safety
School Bus Fire Demo Highlights Need for Preparedness

A training event at Stafford County (Va.) Public Schools shows drivers the importance of school bus evacuation training. The concept will come to the NAPT...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041125/school-bus-fire-demo-highlights-need-for-preparedness
Categories: Management, Safety

Authorities say students were to blame for a school bus incident in Grants Pass, Oregon, that reportedly sparked misleading accounts on social media.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041137/school-bus-driver-cleared-of-accusations-by-students
Categories: Management, Safety
Ernest Farmer Led Tennessee Pupil Transportation for More Than 30 Years

The retired state director, who died at age 92, is remembered as a vital source of guidance for Tennessee’s local transportation directors.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041139/ernest-farmer-led-tennessee-pupil-transportation-for-more-than-30-years
Categories: Management, Safety
Oregon Student Injured When Struck by Truck Near School Bus Stop

Police say the 9-year-old runs alongside her bus as it drives away, and then she runs into the road and is hit by a pickup truck.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041146/oregon-student-injured-when-struck-by-truck-near-school-bus-stop
Categories: Maintenance, Management, Safety
Last Call for <I>School Bus Fleet</i> Photo Contest: Give Us Your Best Shot

Two winners will each receive a $100 cash prize. We're extending the deadline for entries to Monday, June 11.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041196/last-call-for-ischool-bus-fleet-i-photo-contest-give-us-your-best-shot
Categories: Management, Safety
American Bus Association Launches School Bus Council

The new group, formed for ABA’s motorcoach members who also operate school buses, holds a call to discuss NTSB’s special investigative report.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041151/american-bus-association-launches-school-bus-council
Categories: Maintenance, Management, Safety
NYC School Buses to Be Equipped With Tire Traction Device

Trac-Grabber wins a bid to supply tire traction grips for more than 16,000 school buses that serve the New York City Department of Education.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041152/nyc-school-buses-to-be-equipped-with-tire-traction-device
Categories: Management, Safety

Police in Virginia say that the school bus struck the stopped landscaping truck and a worker from behind.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041158/school-bus-driver-charged-in-fatal-crash-with-landscaping-truck
Categories: Management, Safety
Lawmakers Launch Effort to Mandate Seat Belts on School Buses Nationwide

The bipartisan bill in Congress follows the fatal school bus crash in New Jersey and NTSB’s new recommendations on lap-shoulder belts.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041160/lawmakers-launch-effort-to-mandate-seat-belts-on-school-buses-nationwide
Categories: Management, Safety

Deputies in California say that the man boarded the bus at a stop, and bystanders stepped in to help as the driver struggled to block the man from the students.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041162/man-accused-of-boarding-school-bus-with-knife-assaulting-driver
Categories: Safety
Industry Responds to NTSB Crash Findings, Recommendations

Operators and associations offer a range of reactions to Tuesday’s school bus meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041166/industry-responds-to-ntsb-crash-findings-recommendations
Categories: Management, Safety
Last Call: Nominate an Outstanding School Bus Contractor

Know a contractor who deserves recognition for his or her efforts? We’re accepting nominations for SBF’s 2018 Contractor of the Year award...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041234/last-call-nominate-an-outstanding-school-bus-contractor
Categories: Maintenance, Management, Safety
School Bus Sales Veteran Evie Wills Retires After 31 Years

Wills spent three decades in the bus business, starting with her family company and ending with Rohrer Bus Sales in Pennsylvania. With her retirement, Mike...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041179/school-bus-sales-veteran-evie-wills-retires-after-31-years
Categories: Management, Safety
NTSB Cites Driver Oversight Issues in 2 Fatal School Bus Crashes

After investigating the 2016 crashes in Baltimore and Chattanooga, NTSB recommends improvements in school bus driver oversight and calls on states to...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041170/ntsb-cites-driver-oversight-issues-in-2-fatal-school-bus-crashes
Categories: Management, Safety
TSA Points to Potential for Vehicle Ramming Attacks

The security agency provides details on vehicle ramming incidents and offers related security tips for transportation providers.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041183/tsa-points-to-potential-for-vehicle-ramming-attacks
Categories: Management, Safety
Student Struck by Car Passing School Bus in New York

Police say a vehicle hit a child and fled the scene, but officers later locate and charge the driver.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041188/student-struck-by-car-passing-school-bus-in-new-york
Categories: Management, Safety

Police say the shooting of the 18-year-old student was apparently the result of a fight at the bus stop.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041189/teen-shot-at-school-bus-stop-in-houston
Categories: Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference Heads to Florida This Summer

The event will offer workshops on such topics as McKinney-Vento homeless transportation, safety and security, and recruitment and retention.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041194/southeastern-states-pupil-transportation-conference-heads-to-florida-this-summer
Categories: Management, Safety

Police say the motorist forced the bus to stop in the middle of the Massachusetts Turnpike and attempted to board, but the bus driver denied him entry.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041199/man-accused-of-blocking-school-bus-jumping-on-hood


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