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Preparing for School Bus Fires with Special Care

School bus fires occur daily across the U.S., according to the latest government data. Assuming a fire can ignite in even the most well-equipped...

Should Video Cameras Be Required for Nonyellow School Bus Vehicles?

The arrest of a contracted driver in Las Vegas for alleged unlawful conduct with a student in his passenger vehicle has sparked renewed discussions...

The Sum of Its Parts: Inventory Management Systems Increase Garage Efficiencies

David Benson sits at his desk, a Blue Bird calendar hanging on the wall behind him. Above that is a framed illustration of “Peanuts”...
Gustavo Balderas, superintendent of Eugene School District 4J in Oregon, focuses his initiatives on eliminating student barriers. He has been nominated as one of the four finalists for the Superintendent of the Year Award, which is co-sponsored by the AASA, First Student and AIG Retirement Services.

Oregon Superintendent Links School Bus Transportation to Eliminating Academic Barriers

Growing up in a migrant family influenced Gustavo Balderas’ drive to give back to the community by inspiring all students, which he has been...
Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey, second from left, congratulates 2019 district school bus roadeo winner Karen Jenkins. At far left is Director of Transportation Chad McCaskill. Randall Luna, transportation coordinator (second from right) stands next to David Flanigan, school bus safety and training supervisor.

Georgia Superintendent Cites Positive Impact School Bus Transportation Makes on Students

Awards are nothing new for Samantha Fuhrey, who heads up Newton County Schools in Covington, Georgia. Her nomination for National Superintendent of the Year, which...
Mineola Public Schools Superintendent Michael Nagler, center, meets with school bus mechanics Greg Glover, left, and Greg Sabator right, at the district's garage.

New York Superintendent Appreciates Bus Drivers and They Return the Favor

For the past 10 years, Michael Nagler has built plenty of goodwill with the transportation department at Mineola Public Schools on New York’s Long...
Dr. Jeffery O. Smith observes class. He is one of four finalists for 2020 Superintendent of the Year.

Virginia Superintendent Relies on Transportation to Achieve District Education, Outreach Goals

Transporting 14,000 students each day via the yellow school bus literally requires a lot of moving parts, as Jeffery O. Smith knows well. He has...
Jeff Wainwright, assistant transportation director, and Cheryl Dalton, director of transportation, review routes for Saratoga Springs City School District in New York. Photo courtesy of Tyler Technologies.

Identify Needs Before Changing School Bus Routing Procedures

Superior-quality client support is a core strategy that vendors use to ease the potential trauma that school districts may experience after purchasing routing software,...

Iowa Transportation Directors Say Seatbelts are a Step in Right Direction

As student transportation directors across Iowa are purchasing school buses with lap/shoulder seatbelts to comply with a new state law, many are in favor...
Zonar's OTAir-Bus

New App Targets Increased School Bus Uptime, Cost Savings

Cummins, Inc. and Zonar Systems announced in December that they concluded developing over-the-air or remote engine updates and a related mobile app that delivers...

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...