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An employee of Suffolk Public Schools in Virginia organizes meals to be delivered to students during COVID-19 school closures. Facebook/Suffolk Public Schools

Coronavirus Pay: What About the School Bus Drivers?

Since the coronavirus took its grip, many school bus drivers have been getting paid, and are working to deliver meals as well as information...

National School Bus Associations Discuss ‘New Normal’ of Post COVID-19 World

The three national transportation associations are asking what life will be like after the coronavirus pandemic, and what it will mean for school bus...

Update: School Bus Drivers Continue Drawing Paychecks Despite Kansas School Year...

While Kansas school districts shut their doors for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the state’s department of education said hourly employees must...
Students Boarding a School bus

School Start Times Can Address Driver Shortages and Budget Issues

Adopting innovative bell times could be the single greatest move a district can make to save costs and address the national school bus driver...
school buses in a row

Navigating the School Bus Driver Shortage Today

It has been highly publicized that a nationwide school bus driver shortage exists. According to a recent School Transportation News article, 80% of respondents...

ALC Schools Sets Milestone with 1.75 Million Student Passenger Trips

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — ALC Schools announced today that the alternative student transportation company passed a major milestone by completing more than 1.75 million...

Rhode Island School Bus Drivers Reach Tentative Agreement with STA

EAST PROVIDENCE & BARRINGTON, R.I. — A tentative agreement was reached last night, Jan. 21, between Teamsters Local 251 and Ocean State Transit, a...

Customer Service Extends to Recruiting New Employees

One of the biggest ongoing industry stories of 2019 was the shortage of school bus drivers, as well as technicians. It does not bode...

Strike Authorized by Rhode Island School Bus Drivers; Claim their Pay...

EAST PROVIDENCE and BARRINGTON, R.I. — Last night, Jan. 14, the 200 school bus drivers, monitors, and aides who transport students for East Providence...
2019 Show Reporter

Show Reporter 2019

Readers can now review the highlights of the 2019 NAPT and NASDPTS conference in Columbus, Ohio. Inside Local Readers Weigh in on the School Bus Driver Shortage While...

May 2020

This month’s issue features articles about the coronavirus pandemic, the installation of lap/shoulder seatbelts, and mock casualty...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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