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Minnesota DOE Grants for School Bus Wi-Fi Now Available

The Minnesota Department of Education announced it is accepting applications for the Broadband Expansion Off-Campus Learning Grant Program, which includes funds to make Wi-Fi available on school buses.
  • Last modified on Monday, 15 August 2016 16:26

NHTSA Expert Hott Remembered for School Bus Safety Work

Charles Hott, the former NHTSA school bus administrator who who spearheaded numerous federal school bus safety standards and oversaw vehicle testing, passed away over the weekend. He was 67.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:36

National Safety Council Calls for School Bus Seat Belts

It’s been almost a year since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration endorsed the addition of three-point seat belts on school buses. Now the National Safety Council has joined in…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 16:03

Florida District Offers Drivers Lessons on Bullying Awareness

School bus operators in central Florida took part in a massive two-day training session in preparation of the impending academic year with bullying prevention aboard school buses taking center stage.
  • Last modified on Friday, 12 August 2016 16:27

In It for The Long Run

The school bus is an investment. It’s a contract with the future. It’s a tightly held bond with the promise that, over the course of the vehicle’s lifespan, the thousands…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:13

Longtime Wash. State Director Announces Plan to Retire

Director of Student Transportation Allan J. Jones announced his plans to step down from his position in the Washington state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, which will officially take…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 15:12

STN EXPO Attendees Discuss Head Start Transportation Changes

With updated federal standards for Head Start expected to be detailed later this year, student transporters explored what the changes might mean for school bus drivers and monitors as well…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 07:36

EXPO Session Shares Special Ed Independence Strategies

Transporters must think like educators to help school districts overcome barriers to education for students with special needs, said presenter Pete Meslin during the recent STN EXPO in Reno, Nevada.
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The Next Big Thing is Almost Here

Like eager youngsters awaiting their first bus ride, a growing number of fleet managers and drivers around the country are anticipating the impending arrival of a new generation of vehicles…
  • Last modified on Monday, 08 August 2016 13:49

School Districts Eye Changes to Homeless Transportation Regs

With the school year once again resuming, districts nationwide are updating their operations based on revisions to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which will impact student transportation services and how…
  • Last modified on Monday, 08 August 2016 10:46

NSTA Continues Push for $100M DERA Reauthorization

The House Appropriations Committee passed the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill last month and with it seeks to double Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant funds to $100 million…
  • Last modified on Friday, 05 August 2016 20:57