States Consider School Buses in Plans for Volkswagen Funds

School Transportation News has reviewed information from all 50 U.S. states to determine how much each one planned to spend on school bus replacements with its share of Volkswagen Mitigation Trust…
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Controversial Study on N.Y. School Bus Delays Released

Chronic complaints from angry parents about school bus delays in New York City is one issue that hasn’t gone away. Now, a New York City Council study with some solid…
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Districts and States Combat School Bus Trespassing

Several recent incidents of adults trespassing on school buses have revived the conversation of how to best protect students and drivers. The incidents have also added another layer of depth…
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NTSB Urges 3-Point Belts in Medium-Sized Commercial Buses

Several small school bus manufacturers were named in a recommendation made by the National Transportation Safety Board to make lap-shoulder seat belts standard equipment, in response to a fatal, head-on…
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Walk and Bike to School Day Held Nationwide

Over 5,100 schools and hundred of thousands of students, parents and school officials participated yesterday in National Walk & Bike to School Day, an example of programs that are mostly…
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FMCSA Issues Emergency Declaration on Hurricane Michael

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an immediate 30-day Regional Emergency Declaration in response to the arrival of Hurricane Michael.
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Pa. School Bus Driver Faces Sexual Assault Charges

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office will try a 65-year-old former school bus driver on charges of indecent assault, harassment and other offenses related to touching female students.
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FBI: Hoax Threats Targeting Schools are Federal Crimes

FBI officials posted a back-to-school reminder on its website for students that making hoax threats against schools or other public places, such as school buses, “are serious federal crimes.”
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Missouri Districts Cope with Low School Bus Funding

Missouri districts are discussing running school bus operations amid low funding levels, even as the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education asked the state legislature for increased levels of…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 04 October 2018 15:08

Fiery School Bus Crash in Texas Kills One Student

One middle school student from Mesquite Independent School District near Dallas, Texas, died, and four others were sent to the hospital, following a school bus roll-over and fire.
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Free ‘Danger Zone’ Training Addresses Student Crossing

The School Bus Safety Company has recreated its popular school bus “Danger Zones Training Program” to address students who continue to die while crossing the street to and from their…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 03 October 2018 16:12

Total Bus Fatalities Rose in 2017, NHTSA Finds

There were more fatal crashes reported last year that involved all types of buses and motorcoaches, NHTSA officials announced today when it released preliminary figures from its annual Fatality Analysis…
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