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Coronavirus Stimulus Stipulates Continued Payment to Student Transporters, School Bus Contractors

The passage of $2.2 trillion in federal economic aid in response to the COVID-19 outbreak includes a condition that school districts nationwide must continue...
ALC Schools staff picks up food at Hickman Mills School District in Missouri for delivery to students.

Missouri District Partners with ALC Schools to Serve Students Amid COVID-19

With districts rapidly figuring out different ways to continue educating and feeding students remotely amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, a free webinar provided creative...

School Bus Drivers Continue Drawing Paychecks Despite Kansas School Year Ending

While Kansas school districts shut their doors for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the state’s department of education said hourly employees must...
A 2015 file photo of the Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 plant in High Point, North Carolina.

Thomas Built Buses Closes Production Plant After Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19

School bus manufacturer Thomas Built Buses announced its Saf-T-Liner C2 plant in High Point, North Carolina is closed until April 6, after an employee...
Attendees at the 51st annual NASDPTS conference in Washington, D.C. in October 2019. (Photo by Taylor Hannon)

Update: NASDPTS Publishes FAQs Addressing Coronavirus Impact on Student Transportation

From how to disinfect school buses to continuing alcohol and drug testing of school bus drivers, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil...
A car passes a school bus during a closed-road demonstration by Safe Fleet at the STN EXPO Indianapolis on June 9. 2019. Technology exists to both capture video of passing vehicles and alert students and bus drivers if other motorists are not stopping for the school bus. (Photo by Taylor Hannon.)

NTSB to Electronically Release Cause of Fatal Indiana School-Bus Illegal Passing

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of a scheduled April 7 meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board to release investigative findings and...
School districts across the nation are now using school buses to deliver meals to students, due to schools being closed from the coronavirus impact. Technology is helping them accomplish the service. (Facebook/Community ISD in Texas)

School Bus Routing to Meet Today’s Coronavirus Challenges

Besides its standard function of school bus mapping for home-to-school routes,  software is now being utilized to more efficiently deliver meals to students amid...

Congress Asked to Ensure School Bus Contractor Payments or Fund Bailout

The National School Transportation Association doubled down on its request that Congress immediately require all states to continue funding school bus operations provided by...
School bus drivers at Dean Transportation in Michigan wear blindfolds as one of their coworkers drives the school bus. The empathy training helps the drivers to understand the challenges that students with disabilities might be facing while in the school bus environment. (Photo courtesy of Fred Doelker)

School Bus Driver Training Focuses on Empathy for Students with Disabilities

Picture yourself sitting in the dentist’s chair. You recline and the dentist shoves as many cotton balls and tissues inside your mouth as possible....
Schools are closed in Evergreen Public Schools in Washington state until April 24, due to the coronavirus outbreak. School bus operations have switched to delivering meals to students, to ensure they remain fed. (Facebook/Evergreen Public Schools)

Coronavirus Pandemic Alters Missions, Routines for Student Transportation Professionals

The fast-spreading and ongoing challenges of the coronavirus continue to create ripples of reevaluation and reflection across the student transportation industry. At the beginning...

March 2020

This month’s issue features articles about securing wheelchairs on school buses, student tracking and contracting out transportation...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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