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July 2023

Meet the 2023 Innovator of the Year winner, Bill Griffiths of Beacon Mobility, who shares insights on how teamwork leads to reliability and industry...

Competing Challenges

This year, I have had multiple conversations with school district transportation and special education personnel regarding safety versus the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act...

South Carolina Case Highlights Need for Attendants on School Buses

A special investigative report that aired in December on television station Queen City News in Charlotte, North Carolina, detailed a 2018 incident in neaby...

Liability of School Districts in the Transportation of Children with Disabilities

As an individual who follows school transportation media regularly, I was shocked to read the detailed reporting on the choking death of Fajr Atiya Williams,...

TSD Keynote Speaker Brings Special Needs Transportation Legal Expertise

Special education attorney Betsey Helfrich is returning to the Transporting Students with Special Needs and Disabilities Conference keynote stage in November to share her...

The Voice on the Radio

Beyond the wheels of the school bus and in the complex world of student transportation, one role often overlooked but critical to safety and...

Alternative Transportation Company, Adroit, Launches New Partnership With Detroit Public Schools Community District

DETROIT, Mich. – Today, ADROIT Advanced Technologies, an alternative transportation company, announced a new partnership with All Town Bus and the Detroit Public Schools...

Mulder Presented with Annual Grandolfo Award at STN EXPO

RENO, Nev. — Kenny Mulder, director of transportation for the Special School District of St. Louis in Missouri, was named the 17th recipient of the...

Update: 2022-2023 National School Bus Loading Zone Survey Reports 3 Fatalities

ARLINGTON, Va. — Motorists who illegally passed school buses in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin killed two students while a New York school bus struck and...

Dad Turns School Bus Driver for Son with Special Needs

Reports repeatedly surface on the school bus driver shortage, late or canceled routes, and the resulting surplus of angry parents who rely on the...

COVID-19 Could Impact Transportation Long After the Virus Leaves Students

It is without question that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on education, how students learn, and how school laws are interpreted...

Adroit Advance Technologies to Expand Service to the Midwest

HOUSTON, Texas – Today, ADROIT Advanced Technologies, a Beacon Mobility partner-company, announced they will begin serving general and special education customers in the Midwest...

HopSkipDrive and Detroit Public Schools Community District Share Impact of Multi-Modal School Transportation Partnership

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) announced in a joint presentation with HopSkipDrive that the district has seen a reduction...

Student Transportation Safety Is No Game

Fall is here, the season of great competition. This month, the World Series pits the best baseball teams from the American and National Leagues...

What’s In your School Bus Evacuation Plan?

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face,” professional boxer Mike Tyson once said. And while the quote may not seem fitting...

Growing Trend in Public Education: Four Day School Weeks

Four-day school weeks are gaining popularity nationwide to save money and recruit new teachers. In fact, a PBS News article in September reported that...

Unforeseen Liability: The Impact of Transportation Personnel Shortages

In recent years, I have observed a circumstantial relationship between transportation personnel shortages and the necessity for assigning increased numbers of substitute personnel. Driver...

TSD Attendees Challenged on Their Knowledge of Alternative Student Transportation Service

FRISCO, Texas – A unique trivia session at the Transporting Students with Disabilities and Special Needs Conference tested attendees’ knowledge on alternative transportation and...

D.C. Back in Legal Hot Water Over Busing of Students with Disabilities

A class action lawsuit filed in federal court last month alleges that the District of Columbia is once again failing to meet its “basic...

5 Basics of Medicaid Reimbursement for Student Transportation

In a time where school districts are asked to do even more with even less, every dollar counts. The recent influx of federal funding...
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July 2024

Learn more about the STN 2024 Innovator of the Year, Dr. Pallav Prakash, director of electrification program management for...
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Buyer’s Guide 2024

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