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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...
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...
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...

Illinois Districts to Continue Paying School Bus Contractors During Coronavirus Closures

State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala has directed local school districts to continue making payments to their contractors, so all transportation personnel including school bus...

NSTA Requests States Continue Funding Student Transportation Amid COVID-19 Closures

The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) sent letters to the governors of all 50 states and to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday...
Photo of empty classroom

Coronavirus Fears Cause Schools Nationwide to Keep Children at Home

The mass closure of schools nationwide in response to the COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, is also grinding school bus operations to a...
A damaged classroom at Wilson County Schools in Lebanon, Tennessee, caused by a tornado that tore through the state on March. 3, 2020. Twitter/@WilsonK12TN

Tennessee Tornado Leaves Schools Closed, Buildings Destroyed

Schools in and around Nashville remain closed after a destructive and fast-moving storm cut across Middle Tennessee on Tuesday. The Tennessee Department of Military announced...

Revised West Virginia Policy Lacking on School-Bus Driver Oversight, Association Says

Despite pointing out several changes designed to improve safety, the president of the West Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation (WVAPT) said the state’s revised...
people collaborating for school start time changes

School Buses and Changing Bell Times

A recent TransPar Group webinar addressed how transportation departments should collaborate with school district administrators and the community-at-large for the smooth navigation of school...
The evil Mr. Grinch hitched a ride on this Charlotte Public Schools bus in Lansing, Michigan, in the City Parade there, reported Kathy Vance, transportation supervisor.

STN Readers Submit Fun School Bus Decoration Photos

As the calendar flipped into a new decade, browse some of the Christmas decorated school bus photos that were submitted by school bus contractor...

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...