Students Boarding a School bus

Improving Route Optimization & Utilization

School bus transportation directors face continual challenges that are presented by changes in student populations and demographics in their district. As students graduate at...

The Importance of Building Trust in the Transportation Department

Trust is a critical element for the success of any organization, as it is a foundation for building strong and solid relationships. This is...
San Marcos Unified School District in California refurbished this 1998 Blue Bird Rear Engine 84-Passenger, transit-style school bus for activity and field trips. (Photo courtesy of Mike Sawyer.)

New Bus Purchase Grants Shelve Some Refurbishment Projects

While refurbishing school buses to squeeze out more years of operational life may seem like an ancient fleet replacement alternative for some school districts...
(Photo courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.)

Colorado Court Ruling Stresses Importance of Documenting Employee Illnesses

Chronic nausea that is associated with taking medication might not seem like a big deal. But if you don’t formally report it to your...

July 2019

Developing trust, a safety culture, driver appreciation and more. Read the full July 2019 Issue here. Cover Story Retention Starts...
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National School Bus Driver Shortage

The national school bus driver shortage is a never-ending challenge. But, school districts are finding their own creative solutions to obtaining and retaining drivers....
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Inspirational Quotes

“Get Inspired!” The STN EXPO in Reno is approaching fast and we have new ways for you to win money. Stop by the “Inspiration Lounge”...

July 2019

Developing trust, a safety culture, driver appreciation and more. Read the full July 2019 Issue here. Cover Story Retention Starts with Appreciation Cultivating a positive environment can lead...

June 2019

The nationwide driver shortage, the accountability of school districts and school bus operators, school bus refurbishment and more. Read the full June 2019 Issue here. Cover...

May 2019

New school bus technology addresses illegal passing, child detection systems, student behavior on the bus and more. Read the full May 2019 issue here. Cover...

April 2019

Superintendent of the year, contracting out student transportation, growing school districts and more. Read the full April 2019 Issue here. Cover Story  Making Change Dr. Curtis Jones,...