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Here Comes The Bus App Gives Parents Real-Time Bus Arrival Info

An app called Here Comes the Bus recently launched by Synovia Solutions promises to help keep parents informed about where their children are in real-time. Here Comes the Bus, also available as a website, provides parents with the real-time location of their child’s school bus via computer, tablet, or mobile phone for the new school… Read more »

Guardian Angel Safety Lighting System Approved For Use In Arkansas

The Guardian Angel safety lighting system has been approved for use on school buses in Arkansas, according to a report from School Bus Fleet. The safety lighting system, designed and created by former school bus mechanic Steve Gardner, uses white flood lights mounts on the front bumper of school buses to better light the path… Read more »

Proposed Funding Cuts May Fuel Driver Shortage In NC District

  School bus driver shortages are a problem facing the entire nation, but they show no signs of slowing in the face of continued funding cuts for education. One such proposed cut in North Carolina could turn existing driver shortage issues into a crisis for some districts. A proposed state funding cut of up to… Read more »

TRP Announces New School Bus Seat Foam Products

TRP has announced it is expanding its services to include selling aftermarket school bus seat foam, along with its existing school bus seat cover products. The Renton, Washington division of Paccar said TRP bus seat foam meets all requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) for vehicle seating and comes in standard and specialty… Read more »

First Student and National Safety Council Promote School Bus Safety With Tour

First Student and the National Safety Council are joining forces to promote safe school bus behavior with the nationwide Safety Dog Bus Tour. “First Student and the National Safety Council share a common mission to serve as advocates for making the world safer, working to keep safety always front of mind for our employees and… Read more »

West Virginia Districts Test Extended Stop Arms To Prevent Illegal Passing

  While many school districts are investing in cameras used to catch and fine drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses, three West Virginia districts are trying a different approach. These districts will be temporarily installing extended stop arms they believe will help prevent illegal or dangerous passing violations. The program runs for two weeks… Read more »

Indiana Parents Use App To Track Their Child’s School Bus

When school is back in session this fall, parents in central Indiana will be using a new service that will help them keep track of their kids’ school buses and make sure they get home safely, according to local news reports. Here Comes the Bus is an app developed by local company Synovia which works… Read more »

Arizona District Brings Healthy Meals To Students Using A Converted School Bus

In the past, I’ve highlighted a few districts who use converted school buses to help feed children during the summer, and it appears the trend is catching on. Roosevelt School District in Arizona recently launched their own summer meal program using a converted school bus donated by the district’s transportation department. Operations Specialist for Roosevelt… Read more »

Jeremy Byler Celebrates School Bus Drivers With Hilarious Parody

Being a school bus driver may be occasionally difficult, but it can also be highly rewarding. Bus driver Jeremy Byler shared a YouTube video featuring a hilarious parody of Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” celebrating the millions of bus drivers who help children get to school or school-related events and back home… Read more »

Kansas District Approves Plan For School Bus Cameras and GPS Monitoring

School bus surveillance is becoming increasingly common across the country despite some concerns about student privacy, and one Kansas district shows how many schools are working to keep children safe with security cameras and bus tracking. Garden City Telegram reports Holcomb Unified School District 363 plans on installing security cameras that will record video and… Read more »