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Reconnecting ... and Recharging

There are some days I wonder why I continue to be a school transportation director. There's certainly not a long line of applicants for the job. I usually quickly put…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

Safety When Washing Your Buses

How safe are you washing your buses? While most would like to wash at their own facilities, there are many barriers, primarily the cost and availability of space at their…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

Hasty Choices

I learned a lesson this week about making hasty choices. I'm in a book club – it has nothing to do with pupil transportation or the law, and I just…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

Stop-Arm Violation Education and Enforcement

Studies show that surveillance cameras can help reduce crime in some cases. Police have had some success. But will stop-arm cameras and the enforcement of the stop-arm law reduce the…
  • Last modified on Monday, 15 September 2014 15:00

Technology Ensures School Bus Drivers Are Sober Behind the Wheel

Recently, I attended a presentation at the Rochester Area Transportation Supervisor's Association in New York State on Drug and Alcohol awareness to meet U.S. federal requirements as stated in law…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

The Guts to Really Be Fair, Firm and Consistent

One of the workshop sessions I particularly enjoy teaching is a class for new supervisors/directors. Usually attendees are eager and even anxious to learn the "tips of the trade." There…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

Roundup: Planning a 'Bus Targeting' Exercise

It was nearly one year ago that school bus driver Chuck Poland was shot and killed aboard his Alabama school bus as 21 students watched in horror.
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

The Guts to (Self)-Serve

The district is considering contracting-out services, and your position is on the line. You have data – both hard and soft – demonstrating the negative side of such a move.…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

Roundup: What Will Happen to Atlantic Express?

Heading into the weekend before Christmas, most are looking to shut down their work computers and finish up any last-minute shopping. Some are even planning a couple of extra days…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

The Guts to Keep Pushing

We've all been there. We make a suggestion that we're certain will make things better. Instead of being greeted with support or acceptance we're met with waffling, or worse yet,…
  • Last modified on Monday, 26 February 2018 15:27