News Tagged With: bus-drivers
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November 26, 2014

6 Tulsa bus drivers fired for embezzlement

While the transit system was not yet sharing details, it was reported that the drivers were printing out bus passes and selling them on the side at half price and then pocketing the money.


July 29, 2014

Program to help vets get civilian jobs driving buses, trucks expanded

Program grants state licensing agencies, including the District of Columbia, the authority to waive the skills test portion of the commercial driver’s license application for active duty or recently separated veterans who possess at least two years of safe driving experience operating a military truck or bus.


June 19, 2014

MBTA to fire drivers found carrying cell phones

The rule was announced on Monday a month after a public bus driver who police said was holding a cell phone crashed in a Boston suburb and injured several people.


May 19, 2014

U. of Arkansas sees second bus crash this year

On-board video allegedly shows that on May 6 a UA Transit bus driver ran a red light and hit another vehicle, injuring the two people in the vehicle. In February, a seven-year-old boy was struck by a UA bus and suffered critical injuries.


May 12, 2014

Ohio paratransit drivers use teamwork to find missing man

When an 80-year-old parishoner with a memory impairment went missing after church services, Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service driver Maureen Wilcheck put out a radio call to other drivers and within minutes, driver Lori Brooks spotted the man.


February 21, 2014

Greyhound driver praised for handling of bomb threat

The driver asks a man, who is overheard by passengers talking on a cell phone about blowing up the bus, to leave the bus. When he refuses, the driver asks the riders to evacuate the bus and calls the police, who arrive immediately.


October 31, 2013

N.Y. bus driver saves woman from jumping off bridge

Darnell Barton, a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority bus operator, was taking 20 students home from school we he spotted the woman perched outside the guardrail over the expressway and coaxed her away from danger. After Barton gave a statement to the police, he continued driving his route.


September 26, 2013

Bus driver in Ohio crash passed out at wheel

He told police at the scene of the accident that he had been drinking coffee, began coughing and lost consciousness. The bus veered off the interstate and flipped over in the Sept. 14 crash, injuring at least 35 people.


September 17, 2013

Detroit bus drivers demand more police protection

Rallying to demand safer buses after eight drivers were attacked by riders and hospitalized in the past nine months. The drivers hope the rally inspires Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to take steps to improve safety.


April 1, 2013

Coach driver in Pa. crash had no drugs, alcohol in system

Toxicology tests showed that the Johnstown tour bus driver who crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, killing the Seton Hill University women's lacrosse coach, her unborn child and himself, also had no prior medical condition. The driver died of blunt force trauma at the scene.


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