Making the grade: A day in the life of a Tahoe Truckee school bus driver
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It's 4:45 in the morning and Derek Bosserman's alarm clock is ringing. In the pre-dawn hours, Bosserman, 23, will hop into his brown Ford pickup and make the drive up State Highway 267 to Truckee. The early trip is nothing new for Bosserman, who knows that being a school bus driver is a Monday-through Friday-affair. More
State Supreme Court rejects school bus case
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The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday agreed with two lower courts that the St. Vrain Valley School District is liable for the actions of a school bus driver accused of hitting a special-needs student. More
A special Texas school bus driver
Johnny Campbell works as an independent contractor by trade, and a Duncanville ISD bus driver by passion. Campbell knows how easy it can be to fall through the educational cracks. That's why he's turned his bus into a rolling classroom. More
Teens ignore laws against texting while driving
Karen Cordova, a 17-year-old high school student and part-time supermarket cashier, admits she sometimes texts friends while driving home from work late at night, lonely and bored. More
Hannibal district using school bus 'coaches'
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Keeping kids in line is hard enough in the classroom. On a school bus, it can be an even bigger challenge. One Missouri school district has come up with a solution that is limiting disciplinary problems on the bus. More
FHWA releases MUTCD 2009 Edition
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The MUTCD's new 2009 edition features many new and updated requirements, ranging from changes in highway signs and bike lanes to the color of high-visibility garments worn by road workers, and will become effective Jan. 15. More
FEMA issues updated version of an incident command forms booklet
FEMA has released for public comment an updated version of its Incident Command System Forms Booklet, FEMA 502-2, which is designed to assist emergency response personnel in the use of the Incident Command System and related documentation during incident operations. More
Telematics industry to be next trillion-dollar industry
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Telematics, or the combination of smart technologies and automobiles, will be the next trillion-dollar industry in Taiwan, an official with the Ministry of Economic Affairs said. More
Agencies to ease sharing of clues on threats
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The Obama administration will announce that it plans to make it easier for local, state and federal authorities to share clues that could thwart potential terrorist attacks. More
Pentagon, CIA eye new threat: climate change
Global warming is now officially considered a threat to U.S. national security. For the first time, Pentagon planners in 2010 will include climate change among the security threats identified in the Quadrennial Defense Review, the Congress-mandated report that updates Pentagon priorities every four years. More
The next meeting of the NCST will be held in Warrensburg, Mo., from May 16-19, 2010. The assemblage of transportation experts will discuss and recommend specifications and procedures that embrace the efficiency, safety and security of school bus operations.
Writing Committee drafts can be viewed online at www.NCSTonline.org by clicking "Writing Committees." Please submit any comments or modifications to the respective Steering Committee Coordinator listed on the Web site. The deadline to submit content is Feb. 19, 2010.
The Web site also includes a tentative agenda (under 'Congress Activities') and information regarding lodging in the Warrensburg area. Additional registration information will be available in January 2010.
February 2010 will mark the fourth year of the American School Bus Council's annual Love the Bus project, an industry-wide effort to recognize the valuable contributions of the men and women who transport more than 26 million children to school each day. In preparation for Love the Bus 2010, our friends at School Bus Fleet magazine are going to host a webinar to explain how you can activate Love the Bus in your community. LTB veterans and the ASBC PR team will provide ideas and guidance on executing the program in your district. Visit www.lovethebus.com.