A service dog leaped in front of an oncoming school bus to save its blind owner. Upon entering a crosswalk, the service dog noticed the bus wasn’t going to slow down and took the brunt of the impact, saving the 62-year-old woman from worse injury. While neither emerged unscathed, both are expected to make full recoveries.
Goldstar Transit will close it facility and lay off its 69 workers after a local school district decided to return its bus operations in-house. Manor ISD opted not to renew its $2 million contract with the Texas-based bus transportation company. The terminated positions are expected to remain permanent.
In an effort to pursue cleaner forms of energy, Kanawha County Schools is powering up with propane. The district will utilize propane buses during the month of June as part of a West Virginia Department of Education initiative for schools to seek alternative fuel for bus fleets.
Lawmakers in Boston continue to push for seatbelts to be included on school buses throughout the state. Under current regulations, seatbelts are not required for school buses in Massachusetts. A group representing school-bus contractors has urged lawmakers not to pursue bills to change the law, citing cost increases and compliance concerns.