Police Remind About School Bus Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — The school year is still young, but drivers in Eugene are failing to break some old habits, including failing to stop for bus safety lights. In the last two weeks, Eugene police have pulled over several drivers for failing to stop and remaining stopped while the red safety lights are flashing on … Continue reading »

School Bus to Stop Traffic at Merloy Ave

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis bus stop will see a change come Monday, after parents voiced their concerns about its safety. The Corvallis School District decided Friday that school buses stopping at the corner of Merloy Avenue and Highway 20 in Corvallis will start putting on its flashers to stop traffic starting Monday. Right now, … Continue reading »

Bus Drivers Trained for Student Safety

CRESWELL, Ore. — It was business as usual at the Creswell School District Wednesday, after Tuesday afternoon’s scary situation on I-5, during which an armed, pantsless man rammed into a bus and tried to get onboard once the bus came to a stop. The school district says the female bus driver would not let the … Continue reading »

School Bus Crashes near Coos Bay

EUGENE, Ore. — A school bus loaded with more than two dozen second graders started a three-car crash on Highway 101 south of Coos Bay. Everyone is okay. It all started on Thursday afternoon when an truck carrying asphalt had a mechanical malfunction, which then caused asphalt to spill onto the highway. A deputy responded, … Continue reading »

4J Launches Bus Stop Website

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene 4J School District wants to make sure you know right where your child should wait for the school bus, and a new website makes that easier. A parent can put in their address, and a list of the closest stops comes up with pick up and arrival times. No personal … Continue reading »

Springfield Buses Emit Fewer Toxins

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — School buses in Springfield will be putting fewer toxins in the air. The five-year project to get the buses up to EPA standards is coming to an end. The district says all 66 of its buses no longer emit that heavy soot most buses put into the air. Mechanics installed filters on … Continue reading »

Bus Stop Issue for Disabled Student

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield mother started the day in tears over a school bus problem for her disabled son. The day though ended much differently than it began. Regina Bell lives on Main Street and was under the impression a Springfield school bus would stop there to pick up her disabled son. Instead, the … Continue reading »