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A table at the 2019 Transportation Director Summit at STN EXPO Reno is deep in discussion.

The Cross-Generational Workforce

I have noticed recently that a lot of school transportation professionals I know are retiring. Many started out as drivers or mechanics and moved...

Let’s Talk: School Reform and Safe Transportation Challenges

U.S. Secretary of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stands firm on education reform, as do her supporters in countless numbers of school districts across the...
Attendees at the STN EXPO Reno 2019. (Photo by Taylor Hannon.)

Building Leadership for People, Our Most Valuable Resource

How do we develop leaders? Generally, the people we choose to lead are the ones who have done well in the job they are...
Stock photo of an escape room.

NASDPTS Conference Reiterates the Importance of Working Together

Picture this: You are in the desert, there are several sarcophagi around you, sand on the ground, and everything you touch could potentially be...
Ariel Rodriguez, fleet manager for Humble ISD near Houston, leads 2019's list of rising student transportation stars.

Driven To Serve; Rising Stars in the School Bus Industry

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make...

4 Ways Biodiesel Extends Beyond Environmentally Friendly

Biodiesel is often introduced as an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional diesel fuel. Biodiesel produces an up to an 85 percent smaller carbon footprint. With...
Students loading bus

Is Industry on Right Side of Road in Serving All School-Aged Students?

On May 2, 2017, I attended a panel session in Washington, D.C., presented by Bellwether Education Partners, titled “Miles to Go: Bringing School Transportation...
Ariel shot of a school bus yard

Buy, Lease or Finance Your School Buses?

I recently read a study of the auto loan industry that was posted at supermoney.com. It reported that Americans bought 17.3 million vehicles in...

Connecting the Dots

When reviewing keynote speaker candidates for the three School Transportation News conferences, I look for a certain “j’ ne sais quoi.” The term literally...

How Vehicle Maintenance Software Helps Keep Your School Buses Going

Does your district or company own a large fleet of school buses? Is it difficult to keep track of each vehicle? Are you facing...

Show Reporter 2019

2019 Show Reporter
Readers can now review the highlights of the 2019 NAPT and NASDPTS conference in Columbus, Ohio. Inside Local Readers Weigh...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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