Police/Fire, Traffic

School bus crash reported in Bowley’s Quarters

UPDATE: The six students on the school bus were uninsured. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to a local hospital. Original story below… ——— MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Crews are on the scene of a crash involving a school bus in Bowley’s Quarters. The incident was reported at just before 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the intersection of Carroll Island …


Education

Baltimore County Public Schools officials warn parents of possible bus driver call-outs

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As Baltimore County officials work to address the school bus driver shortage by creating incentives for drivers, BCPS officials are warning parents of possible driver call-outs. Baltimore County Public Schools officials sent the following email to parents at the end of last week: “Dear Parents and Guardians: We have learned that some Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) bus drivers …


Maryland recognizes National School Bus Safety Week October 18-22, 2021

BALTIMORE, MD—Recognizing the critical importance of school bus operations in safely delivering students to in-person learning, Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation declaring School Bus Safety Week in Maryland, October 18-22. The proclamation celebrates school bus drivers, calling attention to their rigorous training, safety record, as well as their meticulous implementation of new safety practices and dedicated service during the …

Governor Hogan directs MDOT MVA to expedite driving tests, credentials for school bus drivers

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has directed the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) to take steps to make sure school bus drivers are able to obtain proper testing and credentials as quickly as possible in order to help meet the needs of school systems across the state. On Saturday, September 25, 2021, MDOT MVA will host Bus …

Baltimore County Public Schools hiring school bus drivers, attendants

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials are hiring school bus drivers and attendants for the coming school year. All bus driver applicants should include a copy of their high school diploma and/or GED, as well as their complete driving record (available at all MVA kiosks). Bus driver and attendant applicants should include a copy of their driver’s license or state …

Child injured in Glen Arm accident

GLEN ARM, MD—Emergency crews are on the scene of a Wednesday afternoon accident involving a child and a school bus in Glen Arm. Details are scarce, however initial reports indicate that a 4-year-old child was dragged approximately 30 feet by a bus in the area of Manor Road at Old Carriage Road. The child reportedly had their backpack caught in …

Tractor-trailer collides with school bus on I-95 in Rosedale

UPDATE: As of 3 p.m., all lanes have been reopened. Original story below… —— ROSEDALE—Crews are on the scene of a major Friday afternoon crash along Interstate 95. The crash occurred at just after 12 p.m. when a tractor-trailer collided with a school bus along southbound I-95 at the I-895 split. The tractor-trailer then went off of the roadway and …

WMVFC responding to 2 crashes, school bus assault

WHITE MARSH, MD—The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company said on Friday afternoon that units were responding to three separate calls in the area. Crews are responding to a crash along northbound Interstate 95 between I-695 and Route 43.  The two left northbound lanes along I-95 are currently blocked.  There has been no word on any injuries. Units are also responding …