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Bus Facts


American School Bus Council

The American School Bus Council is a coalition of the school transportation community committed to providing safe, effective, efficient and healthy transportation for the more than 25 million schoolchildren who ride more than 480,000 school buses each day. 

National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT)

NAPT's vision is to be first and foremost in leading, supporting and developing world-class professionals who provide safe and efficient pupil transportation for our children.


Government Reports

  • National Highway Transportation Administration, “Seat Belts on School Buses 
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “Traffic Safety Facts, 2009 Data.”
  • McCray, Linda B. and John Brewer, “Child Safety Research in School Buses.”

News Articles

  • Beaudry, Christine, “School Bus Safety,”, Accessed 9/16/2011 Downs, Martin, “Child Safety: School Bus Still Best,” WebMD, Accessed 9/19/2011
  • Shapley, Dan, “4 Things Parents Can Do to Stop School Bus Pollution,” The Daily Green, 7/21/2011
  • O’Donnell, Jayne, “Are School Buses Safe,” Shop Auto Week, 12/7/2011 –

Academic Studies

  • Transportation Research Board, “The Relative Risks of School Travel: A National Perspective and Guidance for Local Community Risk Assessment,” TRB Special Report 269, 2002
  • University of California Berkeley, "Struggling to Get to School: The Effect of State Transportation Cuts on Public School Students, Families," Institute of Governmental Studies, 04/03/12