New York bus driver honored for being accident free ... Bus driver defends confrontation with bicyclist
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
County's School Bus Driver of the Year is accident-free

The annual award in Dutchess County, New York, goes to Barbara DeLong, who has been transporting students safely for more than 29 years.



Bus driver defends actions in confrontation with bicyclist

A South Portland (Maine) School Department driver who was summonsed after an argument with a bicyclist in which he briefly trapped his hand in the door when he started to drive away, said the bicyclist got aggressive.



VIDEO: School bus shop staff gets in the groove

Watch the maintenance team at Oregon’s Salem-Keizer Public Schools groove to the swinging sounds of “Pencil Full of Lead” by Paolo Nutini. Michael Shields, the district’s director of transportation and auxiliary services, says that the staff shot the video a few years ago as a fun surprise for an in-service session.




6 Key Things I Hope I've Taught You

As her career draws to a close, legal expert Peggy Burns reflects on the essential guidance she has given to pupil transporters over the past 20 years.




Preventing dragging incidents: A school bus driver’s perspective

In response to a handful of tragic incidents in which students were dragged by their buses, I staged a re-enactment to find out how we can prevent these incidents. Findings showed drivers experience visual challenges involving the stairwell, mirrors and door activation button placement.



Operation Safe Stop targets school bus safety in N.Y.

Transportation officials, police officers and other leaders in New York hold events to publicize the dangers of illegally passing stopped school buses.



Fleetio offering third-party software integration

The fleet management software supplier launched an application programming interface, which will let customers leverage Fleetio data, such as vehicle records and maintenance logs, in other software applications.



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