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BREAKING May 22, 2018: NTSB Report: Durham’s Lack of Oversight Contributed to Deadly Woodmere Crash

April 6, 2018: Check out coverage of the Coalition’s efforts in the Huffington Post, which details concerns surrounding Durham and new data on the company’s safety record from prominent transportation economist Dr. Michael Belzer of Wayne State University.

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Press Release: SUSBS WARNS NATION ABOUT TRANSPORTATION COMPANY’S SAFETY RECORD

Today, the Stand Up for School Bus Safety Coalition is taking their concerns about school bus safety to parents, school districts and communities nationwide. With a website that includes a new report detailing troubling trends at Durham School Services that extend beyond Chattanooga, and a tool for reporting incidents, we hope to inform and equip concerned parents and community members to call on their school boards to join us in holding companies like Durham accountable. We are committed to ensuring the highest safety standards for our children.

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Are Our School Buses Safe?

Durham School Services is America’s second-largest school bus company, transporting a million children across 400 school districts in 32 states. Across the country, this highly profitable company operates under the radar by using different names, including Petermann, Septran Inc., Trinity Transportation and The Provider.

Watch our video to find how Durham puts children in danger because of its cavalier approach to bus safety and maintenance.

<p>Durham School Services is America’s second-largest school bus company, transporting a million children across 400 school districts in 32 states. Across the country, this highly profitable company operates under the radar by using different names, including Petermann, Septran Inc., Trinity Transportation and The Provider.</p>
<p>Watch our video to find how Durham puts children in danger because of its cavalier approach to bus safety and maintenance.</p>

SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOL BUS SAFETY: NATIONAL EXPRESS TRACK RECORD RAISES CONCERNS

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Every day, school buses take thousands of children to and from school. Parents trust school bus drivers and companies to safety transport their children.

Durham School Bus Services is America’s second-largest school bus company and transports a million children across 400 school districts in 32 states. The highly profitable company is putting children in danger every day because of its cavalier approach to safety and maintenance.

Add your name to the below letter calling for a safe Durham nationwide to make sure every child who rides a school bus is safe.

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Who We Are

In Chattanooga, a devastating event at the hands of an irresponsible bus company has forever changed the lives of families and a community: six children from our city lost their lives in a tragic Durham School Services bus accident in 2016.

Stand Up for School Bus Safety is a coalition of educators, elected officials, clergy, bus drivers and monitors that started in Tennessee and grew nationwide to raise concerns about the dangers of Durham.

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Bus Safety Incidents

We are tracking news reports of incidents with Durham buses. Find out if there has been an incident in your town.

05/20/2018

Chattanooga TN

Hamilton County SD

A report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) details the various actions that could have been taken to prevent the deadly Woodmere bus crash. “[Durham] did not have a systemic [sic] method for receiving, tracking, or investigating complaints against drivers. Consequently, the carrier was unaware of many of the complaints; many of the complaints were not documented in the driver’s personnel file,” the report stated.

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Durham's Safety Record

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