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The driver of a school bus that collided with a dump truck in New Jersey last week -- killing a teacher and a student -- had 16 traffic violations and had his license suspended 14 times in the past four decades, a state official told CNN. At least eight of the traffic violations were for speeding, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission spokeswoman Mairin Bellack told CNN Wednesday. The license suspensions date to 1975, and the most recent was in December of last year -- for unpaid parking tickets, she said. The rest were for administrative or paperwork reasons. view article arw

About two weeks ago, two Jacksonville ISD school buses were involved in a rear-end collision near Joe Wright Elementary School. Now parents are looking for answers as to why they were not called the day it happened.  "We didn't get a phone call from the bus barn, we didn't get a phone call from the administration building," parent Melissa Van Ness said "So the next morning when my son woke up, he woke up screaming that his head was hurting and then just started vomiting everywhere." view article arw

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — Before a New Jersey school bus collided with a dump truck last week leaving a fifth-grader and a teacher dead, the bus merged onto an interstate and then turned sharply toward an illegal U-turn area, according to a new video. NJ.com reported the department of transportation video that its reporter viewed shows the bus merging from Route 206 onto Interstate 80 before turning at a nearly perpendicular angle toward a crossover area. Police use the area for turnarounds but civilian turns are not allowed. view article arw

Building anything from the ground up takes time. The new executive director of transportation at the Dallas Independent School District has until Aug. 20. "We have our task lists of what we have to do," said Kayne Smith, Ed.D. as he looked at scribble on a white board. "We're making a lot of gains, a lot of headway." view article arw

First, a scraping sound. Then, chaos and panic as a bus taking a group of fifth-graders on a field trip collided with a dump truck and toppled over on a busy highway, killing a student and a teacher and injuring dozens of others. First responders arrived in minutes to find students and adults strewn across the highway and median, with others still inside the bus. "It was a rough scene to see," Jeff Paul, director of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, said. "When I arrived there were children lying all over the place." view article arw

A 12-year-old boy is in custody at the Guadalupe County Juvenile Detention Center after police said he made threatening comments against his fellow school bus riders. New Braunfels police arrested the boy Thursday morning following his threatening comments made the day before. In a letter sent by the New Braunfels Independent School District, the boy was a student at New Braunfels Middle School and was charged with making a terroristic threat. view article arw

The EZ-Rider of Odessa will be short two buses on May 14. view article arw

As the school year winds down, officials with the College Station Independent School District said they've seen an increase in the number of drivers illegally passing school buses. According to College Station ISD Director of Transportation Hector Silva, in one day, they counted 70 cars ignoring the stop arms and flashing lights while the school buses were loading and unloading students. view article arw

A local charter school bus driver was arrested last week for allegedly sexually abusing at least three children he drove to school. Jose Luis Garza, 59, of Mission, was arraigned Monday on one count of sexually abusing a child under 14. He was previously arraigned May 11 on two counts of the same charge, a first degree felony carrying a sentence of up to life in prison if convicted. His bond has been set at a combined $320,000 and he remains in the custody of Hidalgo County jail as of early Monday evening. Garza was employed at IDEA North Mission and resigned with notice on April 23, according to IDEA Public Schools. view article arw

A Katy Independent School District bus driver is now on probationary status after being caught on camera blowing through a red light at a busy intersection. Another driver captured the scene on his personal dashcam Monday at 6:45 a.m. at Kingsland Boulevard and Pin Oak Drive near Katy Mills Mall. "I see people run lights all the time and don't like it at all, but to see a bus with children do it was really quite serious. view article arw

No students were injured when a Nacogdoches Independent School District bus was involved in a minor wreck around 2 p.m. Monday, May 14. view article arw

After noticing more people running through school bus stop signals when during unloading and loading times, Jack Overfield, a retired Air Traffic Control, decided to bring attention to the issue. "Sometimes it was so bad I would see the driver look at me and just drive by, and if I thought he was going to stop and let the kids walk across, they could've been dead," said Overfield. For the past five years, Overfield has made safety videos to bring awareness to school bus safety for both school bus drivers and students. view article arw

Rogers ISD Superintendent Joe Craig says that an accident involving a Rogers ISD school bus on a field trip was very minor and there were no injuries. He sent the message out to parents to keep rumors from getting out of control regarding the very minor accident involving students on a middle school gifted and talented trip to Austin. view article arw

The driver of a Bryan ISD school bus was ejected during an accident Monday morning. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the bus was crossing Highway 47 at Silver Hill Road when a Ford pick-up truck hit it. That collision forced the bus to hit a Kia SUV that was sitting at the Silver Hill intersection. view article arw

Becoming a school bus driver is no easy ride these days. Wichitan Jim Walley crammed his 70-something noggin with road rules, learned to name every part under the hood of a Thomas Built Bus and spouted a slew of federal and state requirements. Nobody was going to just toss him the keys to a big yellow bus and tell him to hit the road with 62 other drivers for 3,000 WFISD students – certainly not his boss, Brain Gibson of Durham School Services. view article arw

What would your bus drivers do in this situation? - js - NEWTOWN, MA (WCVB/CNN) – Massachusetts State Police are investigating a bizarre incident involving a school bus and an irate driver.  The incident was caught on the bus's dashcam.  The video shows a driver come to a complete stop in the center lane of the highway, forcing the bus behind him to a halt. The driver gets out of his car and walks to the bus door.  Joe Rizoli, the bus driver, doesn't let him in, so the man goes to the front of the bus and jumps on the hood. view article arw

It can be a busy and fast-paced road on 1788 in Midland and it also happens to also be a bus stop for a few MISD students. Sheri Vallejo is the grandmother to an MISD student and she says that she wants her bus stop changed for the safety of her grandchild. Local law enforcement say that they do patrol the area, but Thursday morning and afternoon they brought extra patrol units to the area.  view article arw

HISD has thousands of yellow school busses. But the school district is spending millions of your tax dollars on charters to take many students to and from school. “We definitely need to make sure our kids are getting to school and they’re getting to school in a safe manner,” said HISD Board Trustee Holly Maria Flynn Vilaseca. But Flynn Vilaseca believes the expensive fix for the district’s bus driver shortage should have been more temporary. “And it’s unfortunate that we haven’t been able to fill the spots so we could use our own bus fleet that we have,” said Flynn Vilaseca. view article arw

The Houston school district is chartering plush, television-equipped motor coaches because it doesn't have enough drivers to keep its fleet of yellow school buses on the road. District chief operating officer Brian Busby tells KHOU-TV in Houston that a combination of budget cuts and dislocations caused by Hurricane Harvey has left the district 300 drivers short. view article arw

Several students from a Houston Independent School District alternative school face additional punishment after being caught on camera throwing trash out of their school bus onto passing cars as they traveled home. It happened Monday at the intersection of Westheimer and Chimney Rock roads during the evening commute. The driver who recorded the video does not want to be identified, but told Channel 2 News the students were throwing garbage, gesturing and yelling at drivers for five minutes before he could pull out his cellphone. view article arw

The tour company bus that crashed into an Alabama ravine while transporting at least 40 band students back to the Houston area from Disney World was traveling more than 55 mph, a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board has revealed. view article arw

A 10-year-old Missouri boy died Friday after he was run over by a school bus, officials said. The boy, a fourth grader in Poplar Bluff, was running to catch the bus when he tripped and fell under the vehicle's wheels, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Shortly after the incident, which occurred on Crestwood Drive, a person driving behind the bus called authorities. The boy, later identified as Zjequalin Cody, was taken to a local hospital but died from what was determined to be blunt force trauma. view article arw

Several Clint Independent School District students were taken to an area hospital after a district school bus was involved in a wreck in far East El Paso. A school bus, carrying 42 students from Carroll T. Welch Elementary School, was returning from a field trip when it was involved in crash at about 1:45 p.m. on Interstate 10 East near Horizon Boulevard, Clint ISD spokeswoman Laura Cade said in an email. view article arw

Clint ISD Officials confirm that a school bus traveling on Gateway East was rear-ended on Wednesday afternoon around 2 pm. The bus had 42 students from Welch Elementary and three adults on board.  view article arw

No one was injured in a traffic accident involving a Kilgore ISD school bus Monday morning, according to KISD Superintendent Cara Cooke.  Gregg County sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash just after 7 a.m. on Texas 31.  Cooke said paramedics were called to the accident to check the children on the bus for any injuries received in the wreck. view article arw

Liberty ISD is pleased to announce LHS paraprofessional Dustin Vollert has been chosen as PCAT Bus Driver of the Year for 2017-2018. Each year PCAT (Property Casualty Alliance of Texas) welcomes Bus Driver of the Year nominations from all transportation stakeholders. Nominations are evaluated based on five attributes: leadership, attitude, perseverance, student and parent relationships, and technical skills. The evaluators look particularly for those exceptional drivers who demonstrate a consistent desire to positively influence both students and co-workers through their actions and attitudes, and not just words. Vollert’s work ethic, integrity, student management know how, and driving skills made him a great candidate for this award. Dustin was chosen earlier this year as the LHS Paraprofessional of the Year 2017-2018, another testament to the character he brings to the job. view article arw

Police appealed for help Thursday for leads on a man who attacked and seriously injured a teen as she walked to a school bus. The teen managed to get away from her attacker Thursday morning and stepped onto her school bus, bleeding from the assault. view article arw

Officials say 25 children and five adults from Navasota were taken to Houston-area hospitals Wednesday after two school buses were involved in a crash on U.S. 290. According to school district officials, two Navasota school buses carrying 94 fifth-grade students and faculty members from John C. Webb Elementary were headed to a field trip at a Houston art museum on Wednesday. While traveling into the Houston city limits Wednesday morning, one bus was hit from behind by a dump truck, said Navasota ISD Superintendent Stu Musick. view article arw

At least 25 students and five adults were hospitalized after two Navasota ISD buses were involved in a crash Wednesday morning, the district said. Late Wednesday, the district said all students and staff that were sent to hospitals have been released. "Injuries sustained from the incident ended up being minor bumps and bruises," a post on Facebook said. view article arw

El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) is expected to discuss a revision on Tuesday that would give students a ride to school who normally don’t get one. Right now, most EPISD students who live less than two miles from their school don’t qualify for transportation. If the district decides that they live near hazardous traffic conditions, EPISD can apply to the state for additional transportation. view article arw

Some parents are concerned for their children's safety after Leander ISD made changes to its school bus route. Children who live in the Cypress Bend neighborhood, along with many others, will no longer be able to ride the bus to school. Cypress Creek is a busy road, and at three in the afternoon, it's a road kids will soon be crossing. Leander ISD notified parents in Cypress Bend last week that, starting next school year, their bus service will come to an end. view article arw

There are no student injuries following an accident involving a Bryan ISD school bus and a pickup truck on Tuesday afternoon. It happened around 4:00 p.m. near the intersection of FM 2818 and Leonard Road. view article arw

A Fort Bend ISD bus was involved in a crash with a car Thursday afternoon in southwest Houston. The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. on Blue Ridge Road.  view article arw

As Fort Bend ISD looks to update its Facilities Master Plan, some parents are concerned about the potential changes that are being discussed. Nina Fitzhugh has three school-age children. Her daughter is a ninth-grader at Ridge Point High. view article arw

An aging bus fleet, and the need for a radio system with GPS and a radio “tower” top the concerns and needs of El Campo ISD’s transportation department. Chris Burrows, El Campo’s transportation director, would like to purchase three to five new buses each year for the next five years. view article arw