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Stewart Remembered for Ushering in Modern School Bus Era

Paul T. Stewart, who was recognized at recent school bus industry conferences in Kansas City for his lifelong service, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15. He was 100 years old.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 17:11

UCR Board Exempts Privately Contracted School Buses

The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Board granted an exemption to school buses following a presentation by the National School Transportation Association and several of its members.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 22:25

New Jersey Gov. Murphy Signs School Bus Safety Legislation

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed a group of four important school bus safety bills into law. The bills strengthened safety standards for school buses and drivers.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 16:05

Experts Advise Hard Stance to Prevent School Bus Crossing Deaths

Are more vigorous training and harsher penalties enough to prevent school bus stop incidents that are resulting in near misses, injuries and even death to students? That’s a start, school…
  • Last modified on Monday, 17 December 2018 15:57

Christmas Parades Feature Candy-Lighted School Buses

This week, our continuing article on decorated school buses is heading into the final stretch, with just 7 days left before Christmas. Today we added several more photos, and we…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 10:01

Students Who Know School Bus Safety Make the Bus Safer

Battle Ground Public School students in Washington state are rewarded weekly with tickets for following the district’s basic school bus rules, as part of the district’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports…
  • Last modified on Monday, 17 December 2018 09:29

Idaho PSA Reminds Motorists to Stop for School Buses

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is calling on all motorists to pay attention to school buses across the state, especially when they are loading and unloading students.
  • Last modified on Friday, 14 December 2018 09:02

Proposed NYC Bill Calls for All-Electric School Buses

The New York City Council recently announced a proposed amendment to Administrative Code 24-163.9, which changes the lifespan of school buses and require electric school buses.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:34

Pa. Court Requires District to Hand Over School Bus Video

In a case involving a request made by media to obtain footage of an on-board incident, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that some school bus video surveillance is considered…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 12:02

Indiana Becomes a Flash Point for School Bus Safety

Indiana State Police (ISP) officials are urging motorists to be more aware when driving, especially around school buses, after four students were killed in separate incidents that occurred over the…
  • Last modified on Monday, 10 December 2018 11:20

Blue Bird Posts Strong FY2018 Despite Rising Tariff Costs

Blue Bird surpassed $1 billion in total revenue for the year, and posted a nearly 3-percent increase in new school bus sales despite higher steel and commodity prices tied in…
  • Last modified on Friday, 07 December 2018 09:12

Congress Aims to Avoid Partial Government Shutdown

H.J Res. 143 passed unanimously in the House, and with a voice vote in the Senate, to amend the Continuing Appropriations Act, which would continue funding federal government agencies through…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 06 December 2018 15:10

Indiana Student Killed When Truck Rear-ends School Bus

A 2016 Freightliner straight truck that was towing a trailer, rear-ended a school bus at an Indiana railroad stop, killing one student and sending several more to hospitals with non-life-threating…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:20