Web Exclusives

Web Exclusives

2018 Rising SuperStars in School Transportation

For the past three years, School Transportation News has requested nominations of student transporters who are displaying leadership or innovation in their school bus operation, but who may have not received…
  • Last modified on Friday, 28 September 2018 10:19

High Resistance to Low Rolling Resistant Tires

Low rolling resistant tires, or LRRTs, were first developed for the over-the-road trucking industry in response to increased federal scrutiny over corporate average fuel economy for commercial vehicles. So why…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 02 August 2018 14:21

In the Business of Preventing School Bus Fires

Student transporters discuss their needs and preferences for fire suppression systems to forestall safety threats. Suppliers of the systems also share the best things about their offerings, and inspectors give…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 05 July 2018 09:40

NSTA Continues Studying, Sharing NTSB Report

National School Transportation Association President Blake Krapf said on June 27 the school bus contractor group is reviewing and discussing with members the findings from the National Transportation Safety Board's final…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 28 June 2018 12:53

Bill to Delay Calif. School Bus Child-Reminders on Hold

A hold has been placed on California State Senate legislation that would extend the compliance date for school districts to install a “Child Safety Alert System” on all school buses,…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:11

Elite Technician Force Keeps School Buses Going

In contrast to the very noticeable yellow school bus, the technicians and inspectors who ensure those vehicles operate safely, are often overlooked, but that does not lessen their importance.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 05 July 2018 10:49

Becoming Prepared for School Bus Security

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, the preventive driver and student training advised by security experts with law enforcement experience could save lives onboard a…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 14:33

Learning from Israel’s Experiences with Bus Terrorism

Editor’s note: Protective intelligence is defined as the training of people in how to spot behaviors and communications that indicate a potential target is being surveilled prior to an attack.…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 15:42

New School Bus Garages & Good Bosses

Sometimes what student transportation operations need for sucess is a totally new bus garage. Other times, increased efficiency is a result of individuals rather than things.
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 09:53

Q&A with NASDPTS' Hollander on Annual Conference

We recently sat down with Diana Hollander, the state director of student transportation at the Nevada Department of Education and the sitting president of NASDPTS. We talked about lap-shoulder belts,…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 05 November 2017 13:45

Schools Use Higher Math for Better Bus Routing

Expanding on a smart routing article in the September 2017 issue of School Transportation News magazine, this online exclusive shares how technology and higher math cooperated to create improved routing…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 07 September 2017 12:33

CHP Talks Paul Lee School Bus Safety Bill

STN recently conducted a question-and-answer session with the California Highway Patrol, which is in charge of the development of regulations on the child-check technology that must be added to all California…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 07 September 2017 12:34