Special Reports

Firefighters prepare to cut into a school bus during a full day of emergency exercises and training, held March 2, 2024 at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston, Texas. (Photo courtesy of Facebook/Operation-STEER-ESC-6)

Texas Program Enhances School Bus Safety Through Simulation Training

Modern technology, including the use of simulated school bus emergency scenarios, is helping to improve safety exercises for the school bus industry, as witnessed...
The road ahead for Joe Lightsey includes many more school bus rides as he joins dealer Transportation South.

The Evolution of Contracted Transportation Decisions

The decision to outsource transportation operations isn’t taken lightly. Over half of 120 transportation directors responding to a recent magazine survey stated that they...

Industry Advocates Talk Best Practices of Implementing Electric School Buses Across States

A Feb. 15 webinar hosted by the by the Alliance for Electric School Buses and World Resource Institute’s (WRI) Electric School Bus Initiative featured...
New electric buses charge at Modesto Unified School District in California.

EPA Takes Technology-Neutral Approach in Finalizing Phase 3 GHG Rule

The Biden administration finalized the strongest greenhouse gas emission (GHG) standards for heavy-duty vehicles, including school buses, by following a technology-neutral approach that still...

California Legislature Seeks Maternity Leave for School Employees

Where allowed, one of the selling points for becoming a school bus driver is that the employee’s young children can ride in the bus...

Growing School Districts Seek More Buses, Drivers

Growing school districts face challenges finding more resources, vehicles and drivers. School districts always look for innovative ways to provide students with more efficient and...

May 2024

This month's issue features articles on how technology can further student safety and optimize transportation operations. Learn more about...

Buyer’s Guide 2024

Find the latest vehicle production data and budget reports, industry trends, and contact information for state, national and federal...
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