Nevada Officers Ride School Buses To Crack Down On Illegal Passing

Illegal passing incidents have been gaining attention thanks to media coverage and the combined efforts of school districts and law enforcement to crack down on offenders. Now, Nevada Highway Patrol and Clark County School District are enacting a new program to catch drives illegally passing stopped school buses in the act. The two groups partnered… Read more »

Couple Turns Used School Bus Into The ‘House Bus’

When most people imagine living in a used school bus, they imagine cramped quarters and limited utilities. That doesn’t have to be the case. Julie and Andrew Puckett are a couple who live happily on their converted used school bus in Atlanta, Georgia. Unlike what you might expect, their bus is furnished with just about… Read more »

Kansas Declares Oct. 21 School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day

School bus drivers are responsible for making sure children get to and from school every day safe and sound, and now Kansas is taking steps to ensure their hard work is recognized. Under a proclamation from Gov. Brownback, Wednesday, Oct. 21 will now be known as School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day in the state of… Read more »

Proposed Michigan Bill Would Crack Down On Illegal Passing Of School Buses

School districts and law enforcement agencies across the nation have been joining forces to crack down on illegal passing of school buses, but there is little evidence their efforts are reducing the number of these dangerous incidents. To make drivers take illegal passing incidents more seriously, Michigan state Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. introduced a bill… Read more »

FMCSA Doubles Funding For Program Training Vets To Be Bus Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is doubling down on its efforts to reintegrate veterans into the civilian workforce by providing $2.3 million in grants to 13 technical and community colleges across the country to help train veterans to be truck and bus drivers. The money will be given to schools nationwide who provide… Read more »

Extended Stop Arms May Cut Down On Illegal Passing Of School Buses

The issue of illegal passing has received increased attention in the past few years as schools and law enforcement are partnering up around the country to crack down on offenders. However, national surveys show stop arm cameras and increased enforcement are doing little to stop drivers from recklessly passing loading and unloading school buses. Thankfully,… Read more »

Preventing “Lost” Sleeping Children On The Bus

Losing track of children on school buses is a relatively rare occurrence for most bus drivers and transportation managers, but when it happens it can be terrifying for everyone involved. While it may only take a few minutes and a search of the bus to find the students, that short period can feel like a… Read more »

2015 EPA Rebate Program Doubles FundingTo Retrofit Used School Buses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing its yearly rebate program to offer about $7 million in rebates to replace or retrofit older or used school buses. For the third rebate program under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act to fund cleaner school buses, the EPA is raising its more than doubling the amount of… Read more »

Wi-Fi On Buses Makes Long Daily Trips Educational

Driver shortages are having a notable impact on schools across the country. Schools are being forced to reduce the number of routes available, which causes daily bus commute times to extend upwards over an over for many students. For students who ride these long routes every day, the trip can be long and reduce the… Read more »