SBF - Newsline Tuesday Edition
January 17, 2017
4 Kids Killed in School Bus Danger Zone in 2015-16

Three of the children were fatally struck by school buses, while one student was killed by a passing vehicle.

GAO Issues Report on School Bus Safety

The report analyzes 15 years of crash data and surveys states’ requirements for school bus inspections and driver training.

Reminder: Apply for School Bus eXchange

School bus operators can still apply to take part in the third edition of educational networking event School Bus eXchange, but the deadline is approaching.

Proposed Nebraska Bills Call for Seat Belts on School Buses, Mobile Device Crackdown

Sen. Robert Hilkemann introduces one bill that would require school buses to be equipped with lap-shoulder belts, and another that would prohibit use of wireless communication devices by school bus drivers. 

When the Going Gets Tough, Reitano Gets Tougher

Whether it’s solving school bus challenges, confronting a state association crisis, or fighting cancer (twice), New Jersey’s Ingrid Reitano has stayed strong for more than 40 years in pupil transportation.

DOT Forms Committee on Automation

The committee will address the development and deployment of automated vehicles and the Department of Transportation’s related research and regulations.

Blue Bird Names 2016 Dealer of the Year

Canyon State Bus Sales, which launched a new facility and increased sales, is recognized as the school bus OEM's top dealer for 2016.

VIDEO: Flexibility in Manufacturing at Blue Bird

John McKowen, Blue Bird's vice president of manufacturing, explains how the variety of school bus configurations requires flexibility in the production process.

Push-to-Talk Device

DispatchPlus Push-to-Talk is designed to provide one-touch communication and GPS tracking in one solution.

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