Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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States Lift Mask Mandates, School Districts Following Suit?

By a slight margin, most of the U.S. continues to require mask-wearing in public and indoor spaces. However, with more people receiving COVID-19 vaccines,...

Agreement Reached to Sell School Bus Contractor First Student for $4.6B

EQT Infrastructure, one of the world’s largest infrastructure investors, has entered into an agreement with FirstGroup plc to acquire First Student and First Transit....

Calgary School Bus Riders Receive Refunds Due to $9M Board Surplus

Due to a decrease in yellow school bus ridership attributed to the pandemic and online schooling, the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) in Canada...

New York Classroom on Wheels Serves Students, Community

A school bus can serve more purposes than solely transporting students to and from school, as a local community discovered during the global pandemic....
Resident of a long-term care facility board North Kansas City school buses to be transported to a COVID-19 vaccination site.

Kansas City District Uses School Buses to Help Vaccinate Local Residents

North Kansas City Schools found a creative and potentially life-saving way to utilize its school buses during the pandemic. The Missouri district partnered with Operation...

Maryland Bill Would Authorize Non-School Bus Transportation

A new Maryland bill could offer more flexibility to student transporters when transporting vulnerable populations, or those in rural hard-to-reach areas. House Bill 72,...

June 2021

This issue of School Transportation News contains articles on school bus contractors, onboard Wi-Fi for students, driver shortages, and...

Buyer’s Guide 2021

Find the latest vehicle production data and budget reports, industry trends, and contact information for state, national and federal...

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