OSI Observer
Jun. 05, 2018

Lawmakers Launch Effort to Mandate Seat Belts on School Buses Nationwide
School Bus Fleet
The recent fatal school bus crash in New Jersey and new recommendations by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have led to an effort in Congress to require seat belts on school buses across the country.More

Extended School Bus Stop Arm Decreases Illegal Passing
School Transportation News
Three school districts have found that extended stop arms help prevent motorists from illegally passing school buses that are stopped to pick up or drop off students. More

Senators Propose E-Rate Eligibility for School Bus Wi-Fi
The legislation, aimed at improving internet access for K-12 students, would direct the FCC to add school buses to its broadband discount program. More

Industry Responds to NTSB Crash Findings, Recommendations
School Bus Fleet
NTSB’s three current board members met with agency staff to consider a special investigation report that examines the November 2016 school bus crashes in Baltimore, Maryland, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.More

UM Student Turns School Bus Into Home
The Detroit News
In just six months, Essex has turned the old school bus that served the Hemlock Public School District for years into a mobile living space she hopes to use to travel to volunteer at farms and nonprofits across the country.More

HRVHS Students Create STEM Classroom On Wheels
Hood River News
Jeff Blackman, Hood River Valley High School STEM teacher, and his students took an old school bus donated by HRCSD and have transformed it into a space intended to bring STEM education directly to students.More

Giants Greet School Bus Survivor At Home After 12 Days in Hospital
New Jersey 101.5
One of the more seriously injured survivors of the Route 80 school bus crash returned home Monday in better spirits — and got quite a welcome. Brendan O'Callaghan, 11, was greeted in person by New York Giants player Ethan Medley, team director Romeo Okwara and former player Justin Tuck.More

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