The New York Association for Pupil Transportation welcomed the inclusion of increased state transportation aid in the 2018-2019 budget but expressed disappointment that school bus stop arm cameras were not included.
View photos from the California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO) 50th annual state conference, held from March 24-26 in San Diego.
The National Association for State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) is promoting a 50-state initiative to introduce specialty license plates aimed at educating the motoring public on school bus safety, similar to programs developed first in Ohio and most recently in Iowa.
The new electric school bus from IC Bus is making its first stop on a West Coast tour in California.
Iowa associations say the version of a school funding bill passed by the legislature is not what they had hoped for, but is a step in the right direction of reducing student transportation costs for districts.
School districts publicly appreciated their transportation departments during the month of February, which was designated by the American School Bus Council as "Love the Bus" month and also contains School Bus Driver Appreciation Week.
Iowa legislators differ on two bills, one of which would provide more state funding for student transportation costs while the other would increase the time limit for school bus rides.