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Transportation and Related-Service Staff Participation is Important at IEP Meetings

Transportation for children with disabilities requires thoughtful planning prior to initiating the school bus ride for the first time, and thereafter. Unequivocally, transportation is...

Will Automatic Emergency Braking Become Standard in School Buses in 1-2 Years?

Is the looming arrival of automatic emergency braking (AEB) becoming a standard feature in school buses only a year or two away? That may,...

The (Lack of) Data Problem

How do you respond when the superintendent—or worse, the local media—calls and asks for the cost of student transportation? When it has come time to...

’Bleeding Yellow’

Let me start by introducing myself. I have been working for School Transportation News for about seven months now and I am attending my...

‘Takin’ Care of Business’ with Common Sense

As Bachman-Turner-Overdrive sang, “We be takin’ care of business and workin’ overtime.” Takin’ care of school district business should include routes that actually make...

TSD: STN Welcomes You to the 2019 TSD Conference!

Whether this is a repeat visit or your very first time, thank you for choosing to spend the week with us at the TSD...

Safety Can Be an Optical Illusion

Is that cross walk floating? The photo was taken in the town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, which painted an optical illusion on its street to...

Get the Right Air Conditioning System for Your Bus

All school bus manufacturers offer air conditioning options. Some install systems on the assembly line. Others offer systems that are installed by A/C manufacturer-qualified...

Let the Professionals Handle Snow

Last week, I was speaking with an out-of-state transportation director in Indiana, and although I contacted him regarding an article, we started talking about...

‘Lean’ is Operative Word for Today’s & Tomorrow’s School Bus Garages

When Todd Hawkins, senior vice president of maintenance for First Group America, says bus shop operations should be “lean,” he is not talking budget....

April 2019

Superintendent of the year, contracting out student transportation, growing school districts and more. Read the full April...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information...