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Connecticut school district turns to limo service for help

Nov. 26, 2021 16:11 PM EST

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district is turning to a limousine service company to help transport students to school because of a bus driver shortage that's been exacerbated by the pandemic. The Torrington Public Schools district plans to use some of...

Jennifer Snowpez? Kids get creative with snowplow names

Nov. 19, 2021 13:43 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Captain Snowpants; Yo Bro, No Snow; and Jennifer Snowpez are among the names that will be on some of Vermont's snowplows this winter. Vermont school students participated in the state transportation department's Name a Plow contest to come up...

Electric school buses for Barre expected to arrive next week

Nov. 14, 2021 14:06 PM EST

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Two electric school buses could be on the roads in Barre in a couple of weeks, school officials said. The buses are part of a pilot project to test their effectiveness in colder climates, the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus reported. Last month, Gov....

Minneapolis school bus drivers say they're ready to strike

Nov. 14, 2021 12:32 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — School bus drivers and dispatchers for Minneapolis Public Schools voted unanimously Saturday to go on strike if they can't get what they want through mediation, the union said in a release. About 100 Minneapolis Public Schools bus employees...

Massachusetts National Guard's bus driving mission ends

Nov. 08, 2021 15:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The effort launched in September to address a shortage of school bus drivers across the state by training members of the Massachusetts National Guard to transport children to and from school has ended, state officials said Monday. Nearly 240 members of the...

Kentucky task force backs funding for full-day kindergarten

Nov. 08, 2021 15:40 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A push to turn financial support for full-day kindergarten into a permanent commitment in Kentucky picked up momentum Monday when a state school funding task force endorsed the proposal. It was among the funding recommendations the task force...

School bus cameras snag unaware motorists, to tune of $250

Nov. 07, 2021 11:55 AM EST

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Some motorists on Long Island are getting hit with $250 fines for a violation they are not even aware they’re committing. Suffolk County recently instituted a safety program that put 5,000 cameras on school buses to catch drivers passing while...

Philadelphia-area transit agency workers ratify 2-year pact

Nov. 06, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Members of the Philadelphia area’s largest transit workers union have ratified a new two-year contract that averted a potential walkout. The Transport Workers Union Local 234 said Saturday that workers voted 1,450 to 631 Friday to ratify the...

Vermont pilot program tests electric school buses

Oct. 30, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

FAIRFAX, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont school districts are using electric school buses this fall as part of a pilot project to test their effectiveness. Gov. Phil Scott and education leaders celebrated the introduction of four electric buses in Fairfax on Thursday with more...

Bus drivers strike in North Carolina's largest school system

Oct. 29, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bus drivers for North Carolina’s largest school system called in sick on Friday to protest working conditions, prompting administrators to urge parents to arrange their own transportation and warn of similar problems next week. Officials with the...