This issue of School Transportation News contains articles on fleet electrification, emergency drills amid COVID-19, and seatbelt safety for students.
With more fleets across North America transitioning to electricity, student transporters are learning the importance of energy management to protect and increase the return on their investments.
Illuminated and LED lights are eye-catching innovations school districts are opting for to increase safety at school bus stops.
Seatbelts: Safer All the Way Around
NHTSA study adds evidence that lap/shoulder seatbelts do more than protect students in rollover and side-impact crashes. New technology is also helping school bus drivers monitor usage.
A New Way of Conducting Evacuation Drills
Amid the global pandemic, student transportation leaders find creative ways to keep their staff and students trained on emergency school bus evacuation drills.
Selling Carbon Credits a Growing Incentive for School Districts
While West Coast school districts are leading the nation in funding electrification of bus fleets by selling carbon credits, experts say other states could soon take advantage of this opportunity as well.
Trends: COVID-19 Update
Editor’s Take by Ryan Gray
School Bus Stop Safety Begins and Ends With Training
Publisher’s Corner by Tony Corpin
New Safety Concerns