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TSD Conference Keynote Davidson Delivers 'Precious Cargo'

FRISCO, Texas – After spending a year driving a special needs school bus, Craig Davidson wrote about his evolving relationship with each student who struggled physically, emotionally and socially, and…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:57

Attendee Perspective on TSD Conference: Monday

We sat down again today with Tony Pollard, transportation supervisor for Baldwin County Board of Education in Alabama to get his perspective on Monday’s sessions. Here’s what he had to…
  • Last modified on Monday, 20 March 2017 21:42

Attendee Perspective on TSD Conference: Sunday

FRISCO, Texas — Tony Pollard is the supervisor of transportation for Baldwin County Board of Education in Alabama and an attendee at this year’s TSD Conference in Frisco, Texas. We…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 19 March 2017 21:44

TSD Urges Collaboration on Understanding Autism

FRISCO, Texas – Special needs transporters need a lot of empathy as well as thick skin to be effective in their jobs, especially when that includes providing service for students…
  • Last modified on Monday, 20 March 2017 13:58

Hometown Texas Team Repeats as TSD Roadeo Champ

FRISCO, Texas — Cherie Daniels and Chris Lowery said they are hanging it up after winning their second consecutive TSD Special Needs Roadeo national championship.
  • Last modified on Monday, 20 March 2017 13:44

Detroit Unveils New DD8 Medium-Duty Engine

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Detroit unveiled the new DD8 Medium-Duty Engine at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, presenting an eventual power option for school bus customers. 
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:16

Trends: Secured Transport for Special-Needs Children

The latest survey from School Transportation News explored the various aspects of transporting special-needs children, including wheelchair safety, fire suppression technology and the growing rate of students diagnosed with autism. 
  • Last modified on Monday, 13 March 2017 13:04

More Propane School Buses Headed to Pennsylvania

Two rural school districts in Monroe County, Pennsylvania and a third suburban district outside of Philadelphia are splitting more than a half-million dollars in state alternative-fuel funds to purchase new…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 17:11

Bus Driver Pleads Guilty in Autistic Student's Death

The school bus driver who left a 19-year-old student with severe autism on a Southern California bus during a heatwave pleaded guilty for the role he played in the student’s…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 09:23

SoCal 'Walking School Bus' an Option for Neighborhood Kids

The Walk 'n Rollers program at the Linwood E. Howe Elementary School in Culver City, California, now in its eighth year, has numerous parents and children participating in a walking…
  • Last modified on Monday, 13 March 2017 13:37

Are Tracking Devices for Students with Autism on the Horizon?

The  National Autism Association says 49 percent of parents reported their autistic children have “eloped” or wandered away from grocery stores, schools, parks and their homes. These children can be…
  • Last modified on Monday, 13 March 2017 10:07

STN Webinar Shares Propane School Bus Experiences

The latest free webinar from School Transportation News, Propane Buses: The Smart Choice for Schools hosted by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), focused on the significant benefits of…
  • Last modified on Friday, 10 March 2017 10:55