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2018 Hurricane Season Better than 2017

While weather models show that a normal to above-normal Atlantic hurricane season is likely, according to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), student transporters along the U.S. coasts might receive something of a reprieve from last year’s storms.

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School Bus Associations Respond to NTSB Recommendations

National school transportation industry associations issued both supporting and dissenting responses to a new National Transportation Safety Board report that examined two fatal school bus crashes. The report recommended, among other things, that crash avoidance systems and lap-shoulder belts be included on all new large school buses.

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City of Dallas 3-Yr Crossing Guards Contract

Fox 4 reports that a privately-held crossing guard provider won a three-year contract worth over $15.5 million as Dallas ISD takes over student transportation services from the scandal-plagued Dallas County Schools, which closes its doors next month due to “years of mismanagement.”

NSTA Capitol Hill Testimony on FAST Act

Former National School Transportation Association President Dale Krapf recommended that the House Transportation Committee direct the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not move forward with implementing a hike in insurance limits for private school bus and motorcoach companies.

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‘School Bus Driver’ Inadequately Describes Duties

A new white paper published by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) concludes that the term “school bus driver” is insufficient in describing the profession and host of skills necessary for the job, as well as the vetting required of applicants.

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Erupting Hawaiian Volcano Disrupts Schools

Eruptions and fissures near the Kilauea Volcano produced conditions resulting in governmental alerts, school closures and school bus route modifications on the Big Island.

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