Partner Updates

Partner Updates

Three Districts Present Student Ridership Panel

Student safety. It is the end-all-and-be-all of transportation management. Which is exactly why more districts are investing in technology that helps them to manage student ridership, and know exactly which students boarded and disembarked which vehicle, when, and where. Moreover, today’s parents have grown up with technology that provides them instant access to data, and they expect no less from their child’s transportation program.

Build a Best-Practice Alternative Transportation RFP

School districts face many challenges in supporting special needs transportation and it’s critical to contract with the right partner. To this end, the Request for Proposals (RFP) you issue for alternative transportation is crucial to your success. A purpose-built RFP functions as an effective tool to support a thorough due diligence process.

Electric Buses Charge into School Districts

School buses that are powered by alternative fuels are a prime candidate for funding. And electric is no exception. More and more electric buses are charging into school districts across North America—thanks to funding programs and the buses’ clean operation.

Turning the School Bus ‘Danger Zone’ into a Safety Zone

School buses are known to be the safest method of transporting kids to school—70 times safer than traveling by car. School bus design improvements and a variety of safety products and technologies all contribute to helping school buses maintain this distinction. Industry insight gathered on safety incidents involving school buses, however, shows that being outside of the bus, in the “Danger Zone,” poses the highest risk to children.

School Bus Routing Experts Provide Efficiency and Savings

First Student has been Fairfield, Connecticut’s Public Schools’ student transportation provider for more than 20 years. While the district performs its own bus routing, in the summer of 2017, Fairfield hired First Student’s Planning Solutions group, a dedicated team of routing experts, to conduct a comprehensive study of its route plan.

Proven Advice for Adding Lap-Shoulder Belts to Your School Buses

With NHTSA, NASDPTS, and now the NTSB calling for seat belts on new school buses, more districts than ever are getting onboard. Whether you’re just beginning to think about adding lap-shoulder belts, you’re on the verge of taking the plunge, or you’ve already upgraded and need a usage policy to get the most out of them, there’s someone you should meet.

A Successful Start with Traversa’s Run Collector

Independent School District 2142 (ISD 2142), known as St. Louis County Schools, is geographically the largest school district in the state of Minnesota. The district covers 4,200 square miles and its fleet drives over a million miles a year. As a rural district, located approximately 350 miles north of the capital and 50 miles from the Canadian border, staff struggled to find technology that met their needs.