Conference Overview


The annual North American School Bus EXPO Conference & Trade Show — known as the STN EXPO and presented by School Transportation News magazine — is scheduled for July 7-12, 2017, at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nev. In its 24th year, this event welcomes transportation professionals nationwide who want to learn the latest trends in training, products and services as well as how to produce better, more quantifiable results from their transportation team and operations.



Attendees include:


  • Transportation Directors/Supervisors
  • Purchasing Agents
  • School Board Members
  • Superintendents
  • Fleet Managers
  • Mechanics/Technicians
  • Safety Trainers
  • Administrators
  • Special Education Professionals
  • Private Fleet Operators
  • Head Start/Childcare Professionals
  • Executives/CEOs
  • School Bus Dealers
  • Driver Trainers


EXPO Tracks:


  • Maintenance & Technology
  • Management & Operations
  • Safety & Security
  • Special Needs & Head Start


attending States From across 40 U.S. States and Canada


  1. California
  2. Nevada
  3. Wahington
  4. Arizona
  5. Idaho
  6. Oregon
  7. Texas
  8. Colorado
  9. Illinois
  10. Michigan


Total Attendees: 780

Total Exhibiting Companies: 100

Vendor Staff/Dealers: 403

(STN EXPO 2016)

General Sessions:


How to Motivate People & Develop a Winning Culture

Accident Investigations & Crash Mitigation Technology

What I Learned at the STN EXPO Trade Show


And Catch These Informative Conference Discussions:


  • The Filter for Behavior Change on the Bus
  • Selecting the Right Road to Solving Everyday Issues in Transportation
  • Data-Driven Decisions Made Easy
  • Organizational Design for Proper Staffing
  • Special Ed vs. Transportation: Who Has the Last Word?
  • Advances in Route Optimization
  • Understanding Diversity & Conflict
  • Real-World Experiences with Lap/Shoulder Seat Belts
  • Obtaining Green Shop Certifications
  • Combating Illegal Passing in the Danger Zone
  • The Pipeline from Head Start to Public Schools
  • Strategies to Facilitate Transportation Decisions at the IEP Meeting
  • Case Studies in School Bus Wi-Fi
  • Alternative-Fuel Training for Mechanics
  • And More!


Special Training Sessions:

(Additional fee required)


School Bus Dispatcher Training

Presented by the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute


NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Restraint Training

This eight-hour course addresses the unique challenges of installing Child Safety Restraint Systems (CSRS) and utilizes the revised curriculum approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to teach the proper use and installation of these systems on school buses. All requirements to participate in this course are completed onsite. Upon completion, attendees will receive 5.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Safe Kids Worldwide.

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