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Virginia School District Addresses Transportation Operations Amid COVID-19

As school systems across Virginia try to figure out how to safely open in the fall, the Montgomery County School Board discussed challenges relating...
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Wisconsin OK’s School Bus Barriers to Separate Students from Drivers

Despite a widespread interpretation that the installation of barriers around the driver compartment to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure by staff would...

(STN Podcast E15) Are You Ready? Fall School Transportation Plans Being...

School administration and transportation departments are cooperating to finalize guidelines and processes for when schools reopen and yellow buses start rolling. Parents are likewise...

A Different Kind of Smoke on the School Bus

Do you know what’s in your student’s backpack? Their Starbucks cup or their pencil case? Have you smelled a fruity substance while driving? While...

What Will Back to School Look Like During COVID-19?

Back-to-school will be more challenging this year for a variety of reasons. Normal school day routines, social distancing, sanitation, and student transportation will face...

(STN Podcast E14) – Leading in Uncertainty: Transportation Director Shares Post-Coronavirus...

With operational costs rising due to COVID-19 precautions and with budget dollars dropping, school district transportation departments are facing many questions about how to...
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Oregon ODE Guidance Requires PPE, Visual Screening of Students

Oregon student transportation directors are attempting to make sense of newly issued state requirements that drivers wear face masks, social distancing is maintained on...
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One Aide Per School Bus Among California Guidelines for School Reopening

The California Department of Education (CDE) unveiled best-practice recommendations to school districts for how they should transport students once the new school year begins,...

Partner With Cummins For Fleet Prep Ahead of 2020-2021 School Startup

Due to COVID-19, we are living in unprecedented times. We know school buses are sitting empty, waiting for the day they can once again...

August 2020

August 2020 Cover
This month’s issue features articles on school start-up and prepping fleets for the new school year, as...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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