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New School Transportation Studies Compare Costs, Advantages and Wages

Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit organization that is focused on improving education and life outcomes for underserved children, released a group of three...
Cranston School District installed the first two units of the extended stop-arm by Bus Safety Solutions in Rhode Island. (Photo courtesy of Drive On Guard, Inc.)

Attorney General Decision Clears Way for Extended School Bus Stop Arms

Editor’s Note: The original version of this article posted on July 10 contained quotes and comments that are disputed by a manufacturer of extended...

Worsening Weather Patterns Mean Additional Contingency Planning for School Bus Operators

Mother Nature may not always share her intentions in a timely manner, but fleet managers who are experienced with a range of inclement conditions,...
Emissions from the tailpipe of a school bus.

Report to Congress Details Progress Made in Cleaning Up Dirty Diesel

School buses remain the largest transportation segment to receive funding as a result of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Research Shows Potential Scope of 2018-2019 School Bus Injuries & Fatalities

Research indicates that only a fraction of 1 percent of all students who ride the school bus to and from school were injured in...
Students Boarding a School bus

Improving Route Optimization & Utilization

School bus transportation directors face continual challenges that are presented by changes in student populations and demographics in their district. As students graduate at...

The Importance of Building Trust in the Transportation Department

Trust is a critical element for the success of any organization, as it is a foundation for building strong and solid relationships. This is...
San Marcos Unified School District in California refurbished this 1998 Blue Bird Rear Engine 84-Passenger, transit-style school bus for activity and field trips. (Photo courtesy of Mike Sawyer.)

New Bus Purchase Grants Shelve Some Refurbishment Projects

While refurbishing school buses to squeeze out more years of operational life may seem like an ancient fleet replacement alternative for some school districts...
(Photo courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.)

Colorado Court Ruling Stresses Importance of Documenting Employee Illnesses

Chronic nausea that is associated with taking medication might not seem like a big deal. But if you don’t formally report it to your...
Miller Transportation buses outside of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis

Riding in Style: School Districts Go Extra Mile for Extracurricular Trips

Charter and field trips add complexity to student transportation operations, but school districts say they are worth the extra expense to support learning and...

September 2019

This technology issue covers onboard tablets, disruptions in the industry, new emerging technology and the industry’s Super...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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