The eight students killed onboard school buses in 2012 brought the 10-year total of such fatalities to 55, according to the latest data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On average, six of the approximately 25 million student school bus riders nationwide are killed in crashes on the school bus each year.
Calling him the “epitome of an entrepreneur,” Siena College named Transfinder Founder, President and CEO Antonio Civitella the school's inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year for how he has impacted the greater Albany, N.Y., community for the past 25 years. Civitella will receive the award on March 24.
The Western Publishing Association (WPA) named School Transportation News magazine one of five finalists for the 63rd Annual MAGGIE Awards that recognizes excellence among publishing and media professionals.
Earlier this month the family of Aaron Beauchamp widened their wrongful-death lawsuit against St. Lucie County School District in Florida to include four school bus industry manufacturers. Their 9-year-old son, Aaron, was killed when his school bus collided with a tractor-trailer in Port St. Lucie on March 26, 2012.
The American School Bus Council recognized Lt. Ray Robinson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol with a School Bus Champion Award during a general session at the recently held Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers National Conference in Nashville, Tenn.Lt. Robinson is the first law enforcement official to receive this award.