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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

FMCSA Warns CMV Operators of Explosive Dangers of E-Cigs

Most states ban school bus drivers from smoking while they are on duty, meaning they are prohibited from lighting up in the vehicle or on campus. But the use of devices like…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 16:17

Pursuing a Sharper Image

When school bus seat backs were raised as a safety measure, it solved one problem but created another for Josh Rice, the director of transportation and fleet services in the…
  • Last modified on Friday, 12 August 2016 14:39

California's Meslin Receives Grandolfo Award at STN EXPO

In recognition of his dedication to student transportation and leadership in the industry, Newport-Mesa Unified Transportation Director Pete Meslin was awarded the 2016 Peter J. Grandolfo Memorial Award of Excellence…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 02 August 2016 20:49

‘Over-the-Air’ Engine Upgrades Coming to IC Bus

IC Bus formally announced that over the next five to six months school bus customers will have access to both aftermarket and OEM engine upgrades via secure, Wi-Fi download without…
  • Last modified on Monday, 01 August 2016 17:26

Iowa State University Bus Driver Guilty in Student Death

AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University bus driver entered a guilty plea to a single misdemeanor charge in the case of an 18-year-old student who was struck and killed…
  • Last modified on Monday, 01 August 2016 14:54

Groundwork of Transportation Discussed at STN EXPO

RENO, Nev. — With a number of workshops and seminars covering an array of topics, one of the overall themes of the 2016 STN EXPO and Green Bus Summit appears…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 15:30

EXPO Session Discusses Employee Drug Use

RENO, Nev. — A Saturday session at the STN EXPO covered reasonable suspicion drug testing. Presenter Tonica Lathrop, president of Sinnett Consulting Services, reiterated that drug testing should only be…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 24 July 2016 17:36

STN EXPO: Terrorism and the Crisis of the Modern World

RENO, Nev. — The one message Bret E. Brooks wanted attendees of his seminar that examined global terrorism to understand is that it wasn’t a matter of if a terror…
  • Last modified on Monday, 25 July 2016 16:49

NSTA Presents 2016 School Bus Industry Award Winners

The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) presented its annual awards to recognize outstanding industry professionals in a dinner ceremony on Tuesday, as part of the NSTA’s annual dinner meeting in…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 July 2016 15:32