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It’s Spring, Let’s Not be Wound Too Tight

Spring is finally here! It is hard to tell with the weather playing with us, as it is. Another sign of spring is the change in people’s behavior, both students…
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Big Changes to School Bus Operations with the Stroke of a Pen?

Transportation operations seek stability despite the ever changing environment within which they operate. In two states, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, this cherished stability has the potential to be severely disrupted…
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What Kind of Boss are You?

The moment we become a transportation director we become a boss. Effectively managing the work of others is one of the most demanding skills required of us. The success of…
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Roundup: Unions, Illegal Passing and the Alaskan Iditarod

The National School Transportation Association reported that a Federal District Court decision was handed down in favor of a National Labor Relations Board rule requiring approximately 6 million workplaces covered…
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Capital Punishment: Funding Fleet Replacement When There is No Money

Recent news stories about initial discussions on 2012-2013 budgets have demonstrated that obtaining funding for replacing school buses is increasingly difficult. These high dollar items are a prime target because…
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Roundup: ADHD Drugs for Children in Short Supply

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 5.4 million school-age children have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Meanwhile, there is a shortage of the stimulant…
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Stop! Children Crossing

Illegal passing of school buses and stop arms has received considerable attention in recent months (and years) in the United States. A NASDPTS snapshot of 28 states, taken on one…
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Roundup: A Yellow School Bus Shot in the Arm for China?

For anyone who has been to China, the head-on crash last fall of a nine-passenger school van with a work truck that killed 21 kindergarten students and injured 41 others…
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