Three children were struck and injured by passing vehicles as they approached their bus stops in the past two weeks, including a Florida boy who died last week. As “National School Bus Safety Week” approaches, the call to raise awareness of student pedestrian safety is becoming more urgent.
Allied Specialty Vehicles, the parent company of Collins Bus Corporation plus 18 other brands in the commercial bus, fire and emergency and recreational vehicle markets, named Marcos Berto its new chief commercial officer.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened the period to submit applications for a total of $3 million made available through the 2014 School Bus Rebate Program. School district and private bus company fleet operators are eligible, as are tribal agencies.
A recent federal appeals court ruling has released the North Pocono School District in Pennsylvania from a lawsuit filed by the parents of a disabled boy who was hurt during a 2006 bus evacuation drill. The ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals supported a decision by U.S. Middle District Judge Robert D. Mariani.
This morning dozens of people in Port Charlotte turned on their outdoor lights in honor of Angel Garcia, a teenager who was hit by a truck last week while walking to his bus stop. The family of the 17-year-old made the decision to take the boy off life support Thursday afternoon, just days after the accident.