April 2014

april14-coverPhoto Courtesy: KC Pratt Photography Dennis Maple, the new president of First Student, and Dr. Pamela C. Brown, superintendent of Buffalo (N.Y.) Public Schools, oversee teams that manage all the district's student transportation operations. In one way or another, the contractor-district relationship goes back some 30 years.

 
 
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For Hire
School districts discuss why they contract, and the lessons they’ve learned

Count, Listen and then Act
Districts should tally stop-arm running incidents, consult with drivers and work with police and the courts when weighing enforcement strategies

Two-steppin' in Nashville
TSD Conference general sessions, workshops cover pressing operational, safety and training-related issues for special needs transporters

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

Top Story: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx 'Love the Bus'

Iowa school district's long-running partnership with city, regional transit authority 

Alabama Superintendent of the Year reflects on murdered bus driver Charles Poland, Jr.

NASDPTS executive director Riley nears retirement, reflects on past

Creating a flexible evaluting strategy programs

NEWS BRIEFS: NASDPTS’ support of three-point seat belts stirs industry, NTSB’s Hersman moves to National Safety Council, new Wyoming bus video law, Iowa allows detection systems, and more

PRODUCTS & UPCOMING EVENTS

The latest offerings for the student transportation set and our monthly industry calendar

SPECIAL REPORT 

Utilizing metrics to streamline the RFP process for new school bus purchases

ANALYSIS

Customer Service in the New Millennium
By Pete Meslin

Documentation Key in Defense Against Discrimination, Retaliation Claims
By Richard Kelly, Esq.

DEPARTMENTS 

Mailbag: Views and opinions from our readers

COLUMNS

The Five W’s and H
First Take by Ryan Gray

Lessons From Flight 370
Publisher's Corner by Tony Corpin

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