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Gov. Gavin Newsom (center) signed many bills into law on Oct. 13, including the controversial school start time bill. (Screen capture of video by the Sacramento Bee.)

California Gov. Newsom Signs School Start Time Bill Into Law

Among 870 bills Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law over the weekend included a controversial plan to change the start times for most California...
A school bus driving through flooded roads on Sept. 19 in Houston. Hurricane Imelda reportedly dumped 40 inches of rain in over 72 hours. (Photo: Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images.)

Texas School Districts Hit with Severe Flooding Due to Tropical Depression Imelda

The National Weather Service is reporting a flood warning in effect until early Saturday morning, due to Tropical Depression Imelda hitting Houston and surrounding...
Applicants to become bus drivers at Bryan ISD in Texas train to pass their CDL permit test. The school district now has 100 percent of its route filled for the 2019-2020 school year, and backup drivers to fill in when needed.

Texas School District Reverses School Bus Driver Shortage with Pay-to-Train Program

Many school districts and transportation professionals have attempted to solve the driver shortage dilemma at their school district. Simeon Gates, assistant director of transportation...
Flooding in Missouri caused several school cancellations on Aug. 26, 2019. [Facebook/Eureka, Missouri Community.]

Missouri Schools Cancelled, Roads Closed due to Flooding

Several school districts canceled classes yesterday, due to a flash flood warning and road closures from several rainstorms that hit Missouri. Today, Aug. 27,...
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Products, Solutions Displayed at STN EXPO Reno Trade Show

The 26th annual STN EXPO Reno Trade Show was held on July 30, with an informal Networking Extravaganza held the night before. Over 120...
The new National School Transportation Association president (left), John Benish, Jr. (Cook-Illinois Corp.) assumed office this week from outgoing president Blake Krapf (Krapf School Buses)(right), at NSTA’s 2019 annual meeting and convention.

New National School Transportation Association President Assumes Office

The leadership of the National School Transportation Association changed when new President John Benish, Jr. assumed the office from Blake Krapf of Krapf School...
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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...

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...
Cobb County School District was one of 16 Georgia schools recognized for going above and beyond in safe and efficient student transportation. (Photo courtesy of Cobb County School District)

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...
The “Vegetation Transportation” school bus started on June 7 and will run until December 6, 2019. The bus offers a healthy option to employees, with fruits and vegetables sold at a substantially reduced price. (Photo courtesy of Raquita Shupe.)

Cook-Illinois Encourages Healthy Employees via Vegetation School Bus Transportation

School bus contractor Cook-Illinois Corp., based in Chicagoland,  focuses on its employee’s health by giving them healthy options, even during the summer months. “School bus drivers have...

January 2020

Our first issue of 2020 commences with articles about customer service, training, and installation for new technology,...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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