Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 10:38am
With the swipe of a bus pass, Denver Public Schools students are answering the often-asked parent question, “Did my child get on the bus today?” Denver joins other districts in Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, and North Carolina trying to improve safety by using a system that tracks when and where students get on and off buses.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 2:52pm
Boston officials lashed out at a surprise strike yesterday morning by the city’s school bus drivers that affected more than 30,000 students, saying it was illegal and the city would take legal action against the drivers’ union and seek disciplinary action against drivers who participated.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 9:40am
Within weeks, nearly 2,000 students boarding buses in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District will be able to swipe a card over a bar-code reader that is linked to GPS tracking. Each swipe will tell the school district – and, ultimately, inquiring parents – where and when a child got on or off the school bus.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 1:50pm
By requiring all school transportation vehicles to pass through a meticulous inspection process and drivers to meet specific, mandated state and federal standards, the MVC takes every step necessary to ensure that all of New Jersey’s 24,000 student transportation vehicles make the grade all year long. But the MVC cannot do it alone. The MVC, New Jersey school districts, and school bus companies must be strong partners to fully ensure student safety.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:42am
Thousands of Lake County students who lost bus service this school year will soon be able to pay for the bus rides. Other students, meanwhile, will get free rides to school if their walking route is considered dangerous by a new School Board-created standard.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 3:57pm
Rocky River schools is using software to help design bus routes based on where 1,700 kids are picked up or dropped off. Then the drivers go out and test the routes, making minor improvements as they go along.