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School Bus Rescue: The 2011 Joplin Tornado Remembered

Watch a video that describes the devastation of an EF5 tornado that decimated Joplin, Missouri in May 2011 and that chronices the relief efforts. The school district's school bus drivers…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 14:55

Trends: Apps and School Buses

The number of school bus apps, specifically those that track the real-time location of the vehicles on routes and report either on-time arrival or delays, has grown considerably over the…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 10:29

Diagnosing Issues: Q&A with IC Bus

It's a great time to be a mechanic in the school bus industry, as roles in the garage are changing alongside new technology. The power of Wi-Fi and telematics that…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 03 March 2016 16:19

Diagnosing Issues: Q&A with Zonar Systems

It's a great time to be a mechanic in the school bus industry, as roles in the garage are changing alongside new technology. The power of Wi-Fi and telematics that…
  • Last modified on Friday, 05 February 2016 12:25

Fleet Breakdown: Public Sector Maintenance-Cost Analysis

In the February issue of School Transportation News magazine, Technical Editor Robert T. Pudlewski provides four basic requirements for cost-effective maintenance and breaks down the average total annual maintenance costs…
  • Last modified on Friday, 15 December 2017 13:22

Q&A: America's Best Expands North of the Border

For the first time last summer in the NAPT America's Best School Bus Inspector and Technician Skills and Training Competition came to Canada.
  • Last modified on Friday, 29 January 2016 11:45

To Stop or Not to Stop

Advancements in technology are often met with reluctance and rejection when utilized in the public sector.
  • Last modified on Monday, 03 August 2015 15:19

Sustainability Counts for End-of-Life School Buses

The man on the loudspeaker yells, “Look Out!,” as two school buses cross paths in a near collision in Flat Rock, Michigan. Children scream in delight, and the adults cheer…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 10:56

California Student Transporters Pursue Alternative Power + Fuels

Large districts like Los Angeles Unified School District frequently make the news for accomplishments such as having the nation’s largest fleet of CNG school buses, but smaller school districts in…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 16 July 2015 12:44

When Rubber Meets the Road

School transportation operations have much to consider where the rubber hits the road. The industry is slowly defining how tires can can help a school bus fleet get farther in…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 18 June 2015 15:26

Preventing School Bus Snagging and Dragging

School bus dragging incidents don't occur often, but when they do they can have tragic results. Earlier this year, a young girl was dragged more than 2,100 feet by her…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 18:57

Paying for School Bus Service

Last month, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that school districts are not required to provide free bus service to students. The unanimous decision ended an ongoing debate about whether bus…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 17:18