Survey finds 385 illegal passes in 1 day ... Voters asked to fund bus replacement
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
New York association survey finds 385 illegal passes in 1 day

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation surveyed 1,080 school bus drivers from 18 school districts across the state on Oct. 21. The results suggest that more than 17,824 motorists passed stopped school buses statewide on that day.



District asks voters to fund school bus replacement

Arlington (Wash.) Public Schools leaders are looking for support for a two-year levy on the Nov. 4 general election ballot expected to generate $1.5 million each year to replace old school buses. Nearly half the district’s fleet is at least 13 years old and fully depreciated.



Texas district unveils bus tracking website

Houston Independent School District created the pilot website to enable parents and guardians to track the morning pickup and afternoon drop-off of their students and see their students’ buses in real time.




Blue Bird employment up 44% in 4 years

The school bus manufacturer’s growth in all vehicle segments has led to an increase in its workforce, which is now over 1,600 employees.




Prop arms help train drivers to check mirrors thoroughly

The prop arms can be placed around school buses to encourage drivers to look closely for, as an example, a child bending down to pick up a dropped item.



NSTA announces safety competition scholarship winners

The 2014 School Bus Driver International Safety Competition was held in Charleston, South Carolina, on July 20. The association awarded five winners funds for continuing educational opportunities.



24% drop in behavior referrals reported with bus tip line

Students at Wentzville (Mo.) R-IV School District can call or text the school bus tip line to report bullying or other issues.


New apps estimate cost savings with propane

The Propane Education & Research Council’s calculator tools compare propane costs to those of conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel.



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