Its A Gas! School Districts Look to Alt-Fuel Buses

Officials at KIPP Jacksonville Schools did not set out to establish two major milestones in student transportation this school year. They just wanted an efficient, cost-effective means of transporting the charter school’s growing student population.

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The Current State of School Bus Route Optimization

When it comes to squeezing transportation departments for every last drop of monetary savings, optimized school bus routing is top of mind. Districts everywhere have turned, or are turning, to a host of software solutions that, in partnership with GPS, allow school bus operators to uncover routing efficiencies and to better map routes to bell times, even adjusting the latter as necessary. The list of potential solutions goes on and on.

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All Questions, No Answers Amid Budgetary Madness

As I sorted through the headlines for inspiration this month, I jumped on cnn.com only to be greeted by numerous stories on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Hidden in plain sight beneath these all-important stories on “March Madness” was news on the Trump administration’s federal budget proposal. 

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Educational Bus Transportation's James Carter Jr. Receives White House Praise for His Years of Service

Before leaving office in January, President Obama took time to issue the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award to the Reverend Doctor James Carter Jr., a pastor, chaplain, and member of the safety department of Long Island, New York’s Educational Bus Transportation, a member organization of The Trans Group. The announcement was made by Trans Group President John Corr, Jr.

Q'Straint Webinar Shares Principals of Mobility Securement

In the latest free webinar from SchoolTransportation News, sponsor Q’Straint and Sure-Lok presented "Securing Mobility Devices," a topic that focused on the importance of properly securing students who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices.

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April 2017

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Cover Photo by James Jones
The school bus industry continues to push the importance of WC18 and WC19 standards to provide complete securement safety to students transported in wheelchairs. National training at the vendor level and at this month’s TSD Conference aims to help spread the word.