Bill would up bus passing penalties ... 76 school bus fleets win EPA rebates
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Proposed Florida bill would increase bus passing penalties

Gabby’s Law for School Bus Stop Safety is named after 12-year-old Gabby Mair, who was fatally struck by a car after deboarding her school bus in 2010. The bill would increase the severity of charges for passing a bus on the boarding side and increase fines.



76 school bus fleets win EPA rebates

The $3 million in rebates will be used in replacing more than 200 older diesel school buses.



District helps bus drivers get in shape

The Lebanon School District in New Hampshire started an exercise program for its bus drivers to help improve their health and their ability to help students in an emergency.




Jim Beekman Awarded for Efficiency Efforts, Keen Leadership

Beekman galvanized the Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools transportation department and implemented numerous improvements, which led to increased efficiency, multi-million-dollar savings and high staff morale.




Bus driver honored for response to accident

Ronda Shultz quickly drove students away from a car-pedestrian accident at a bus stop on her route, got them counseling, and offered help to the parents of the girl hit by the car. She was named “Bus Driver of the Month” by the Danville (Pa.) Area School District’s superintendent.



Ohio district to test GPS app on school buses

North Ridgeville City Schools is testing GPS units on two of its buses for a proposed app that would show school bus locations and real-time arrival information. The district aims to improve communication with parents, help drivers stay on schedule and save on fuel costs.



School bus crossing light allowed in 2 more states

Nevada becomes the sixth state to allow Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street.



NSTA, Zonar award $50K grant

New Jersey contractor B.R. Williams wins the grant to outfit school buses with the hardware needed to use Zonar’s technology systems.


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