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Adam Bookbinder, digital director at Go Country 105 FM in Los Angeles, is passionate about school buses. He collects model buses, has a school bus tattoo, and he remembers the most miniscule details of each bus he rode as a kid. He's also likely a member of your Facebook school bus group.

This Southern California Country Music Radio Personality Really Loves School Buses

Adam Bookbinder makes no secret of his love for the yellow bus. The subject often comes up on the air during the Go Country...
Tom Burr, director of transportation for Saint Paul Public Schools, understands the various roles of transportation. Burr has worked in the industry for the past 35 years.

Minnesota Student Transporter’s Vision for Success Remains Constant Amid Industry Changes

History tends to repeat itself, whether it’s fashion trends, economic conditions, sickness epidemics, or as Tom Burr and other industry veterans like him have...
Kristen Billingsley, president of Heavy Duty Bus Parts and UltraLED, has a heartfelt relationship with the school bus industry in a way that few others have experienced.

Kristen Billingsley Unifies Different Communities Through Personal Growth

Above everything else, Kristen Billingsley lives by the mantra that success stems from first loving yourself. In spite of personal setbacks that shook her...
Jerene Jones, Transportation Manager at Catoosa County Public Schools, poses with NAPT Certified Director of Transportation certificate in her office.

Georgia Student Transporter Places Her Passion in Family, Student Safety

As a mother of three girls, Jerene Jones was struggling to balance family and work when first starting a career. Now, 23 years later,...
Mike Martucci announces his candidacy as senator for New York’s 42nd district during at a campaign launch event on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019.

Former N.Y. School Bus Contractor Martucci Runs for State Senate Seat

The school bus industry could soon have one of its own walking the halls of the New York State Senate, and not be behind...
Dave Hartzell, director of transportation for Harrison School District 2 driving a school bus.

‘Dave Hartzell Speaks Out for His People’ in School Bus Industry

Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series focusing on people who have been in the school bus industry at least 10 years...
Bud Fears presents the 2019 Peter Grandolfo Award to Diana Hollander at the STN EXPO Reno on July 28, 2019.

Q’STRAINT’s Fears Officially Retires After 35 Years in School Bus Industry

What many STN EXPO Reno attendees were made privy to last summer is now official: Bud Fears, Q’Straint/Sure-Lok’s Midwest regional sales manager is retired...
Transportation staff at Brewster Central School District pose with their newly decorate safety vests. The vests are improving department morale and encouraging conversations between transportation staff and the student riders.

Safety Vest Decorations Change Conversations With School Bus Passengers

The “Vest Fairy” arrived recently at Brewster Central School District in New York. Today, her fashion efforts are not only improving transportation department morale,...
Rose on a gravestone

Former Georgia Association President, NAPT Board Member, Remembered

Grant Reppert, the retired director of transportation for Gwinnett County Public Schools in Lawrenceville, Georgia, died on Nov. 27, 2019. He was 68. Reppert was...

School Bus Drivers Going the Extra Mile

Examples of school bus drivers who go above and beyond the call of duty are commonplace in the industry. But every so often, their...

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...