School districts will soon not only be able to monitor if school bus drivers are completing a required check for sleeping students at the conclusion of routes but also if there is unauthorized access on the buses afterhours.
In partnership with the Children's Safety Network Safe Bus program, training provider the School Bus Safety Company posted five, free videos on its home page designed to educate the public on laws that prohibit passing a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading students.
Prescott Unified School District buses obtained special permission from the Arizona Department of Public Safety to honor 19 local firefighters who died during a recent wildfire with commemorative placards.
Blue Bird Corporation announced that its full line of Vision conventional, All American rear- and forward-engine transit and Micro Bird small school buses passed all critera at the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center. The company added it is the only school bus manufacturer to complete the testing for its entire product line.
A new lease-purchase initiative offered by Thomas Built Buseswill enable the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District to “green” more of its fleet while moving more greenbacks into the classroom. The plan is to transition toward school buses and maintenance trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), as well as all-electric delivery trucks.