Bill targets stops near sex offenders ... EPA awards $8M for clean diesel
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Bill targets school bus stops near sex offenders

The legislation would require Illinois school districts to notify parents of any school bus stops within 500 feet of a sex offender’s residence.



EPA awards $8 million for clean diesel projects

The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants will fund such projects as retrofitting and replacing older school buses.



Boy fatally struck by school bus

A 10-year-old Kentucky student cleared the bus after being dropped off at his stop but somehow went into the ditch line, officials said.




VIDEO: NAPT's Mike Martin gets caught up in 'March Madness'

Last week kicked off March Madness, America's most popular college basketball tournament season. In the spirit of the occasion, NAPT Executive Director Mike Martin got caught up in the craziness. Send interesting facts, stats or other info connecting the name of any or all dunks to pupil transportation by March 27 to info@napt.org and they might appear in an extended episode of NAPTV on April 1, in time for the Final Four games.




How to Pinpoint and Prevent Common Brake Problems

Brake experts give guidance on conducting thorough inspections, servicing the brake systems and teaching school bus drivers what to watch out for.



Graco fined $10 million for handling of car seat recall

A NHTSA investigation found that the company failed to provide timely notification of a defect in more than 4 million car seats.



Minnesota students design school bus safety computer game

Four seventh and eighth graders teamed up to create Bus Whiz to teach young students about school bus safety in a fun way.



Girl helps classmates escape crashed bus

A Pennsylvania student got her classmates to safely exit the bus after it drove off the road and slammed into a home. No students were seriously injured, but the bus driver was taken to the hospital.


92 Blue Bird propane buses included in STA’s new Colorado contract

The manufacturer’s school buses will power the largest “green fleet” of school vehicles in Colorado, according to Blue Bird and STA.


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