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Annie Sovcik, Esq., program director for Busing on the Lookout, speaking before members of the California Association for School Transportation Officials in 2018. (Photo by David George.)

U.S. Transportation Department Bans Commercial Drivers Convicted of Human Trafficking

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that permanently bans drivers convicted of human trafficking from...

First Student President Dennis Maple Steps Down

It’s business as usual at First Student despite the announcement that Dennis Maple has stepped down as president to become the CEO of a...
Gov. Little signing proclamations.

Idaho Governor Signs School Bus Safety Year Proclamation

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a proclamation for School Bus Safety Year, which was then presented last month at the Idaho Association of Pupil...
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Tropical Storm Barry Makes Landfall but Schools are Escaping Impact

Despite cancellations along the Gulf Coast, so far student transportation operations are weathering the first major storm of the hurricane season Several schools were closed...
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VAPT Holds Mock School Bus Crash During Virginia Annual Conference

The Richmond Ambulance Authority, in conjunction with other safety partners and the Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation (VAPT), held a mock school bus crash-test...
California State Senator Anthony Portantino.

California Assembly Education Committee Passes School Start Bill

The California Assembly Education Committee approved the second attempt to pass controversial school start times legislation that was reintroduced in February by state Sen....
Front row, left to right: Sue Kramer, Brad Krapf, Dale Krapf, Gary Krapf, Dallas Krapf, Alison Sload, Beverly Peppernick, Blake Krapf. Back row left to right, Brent Cumens, Alison Bryant, Dan Jauch, Dennis Ryan, Shawn McGlinchey, Jim Hager, Stacey Golden.

‘The Bus Stops Here’ for Krapf with Pennsylvania Association Award

Dale Krapf, chairman of the board of directors for school bus contractor the Krapf Group, received the seventh Pennsylvania School Bus Association (PSBA) “The...

National School Transportation Association Announces New Executive Director

Curt Macysyn from Allentown, New Jersey has joined the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) as the new executive director. Macysyn has a wide range...

Miami School Bus Employees Arrested for Insurance Fraud

Miami-Dade Fiscal Office has announced the arrest of 12 current and former student transportation employees for allegedly submitting fraudulent insurance claims totaling $426,933. In...

Georgia School Districts Receive Pupil Transportation Safety Awards

Sixteen school districts across Georgia were recognized with the Pupil Transportation Safety Awards by the Georgia Department of Education. State School Superintendent Richard Woods...

July 2019

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

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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