Dimmendaal, who started as a school bus driver and eventually bought the company she worked for, is honored for her industry leadership and community service.
The agency's public meeting looks at the barriers and benefits of seat belts on large school buses, as well as other approaches aimed at increasing safety.
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Transportation departments can adopt new approaches to help reduce traffic around schools and to ensure the safety of students who don’t qualify for yellow bus service.
School bus driver Jeremy Byler celebrates the challenges and the rewards of the job in this hilarious parody of Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It.”
There is substantial emphasis on making sure students know the rules for boarding and riding the bus, and rightly so, but what about for parents?
Making sure drivers commit to preventive behaviors and that they understand how to eliminate risk are key. Discussing near-miss incidents as a group has also proved to be effective.
Monteferrario, a senior director at First Student and a 25-year industry veteran, begins a two-year term at the helm of the National School Transportation Association.