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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...
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Finding Direction

In April, John Benish, Jr., logged a multi-city flight from his home in Chicago to Dallas to Florida and home again. The first flight...

Massachusetts School Bus Contractor Threatens to Pull Service

Haverhill Public Schools, located near the Northeast corner of Massachusetts, is on the verge of losing its school bus provider this fall, reported WHAV...

(STN Podcast E11) – Prep & Budget Smart: A Contractor Perspective...

The June 15 school budget deadline is approaching. States are releasing guidance on what needs to happen to safely reopen schools after coronavirus. And...

New York School Bus Contractor Permanently Closes Doors Due to Coronavirus

Baumann & Sons Bus Company, one of the largest school bus companies on Long Island, announced it laid off nearly one thousand employees and...

(STN Podcast E3) – Make Noise: Supporting School Transportation as it...

The challenges facing the school transportation industry continue the longer schools are closed. The school bus driver pay crisis deepens, but the industry is...

The School Bus Industry Deserves Attention Before It is Too Late

Many school bus companies across New York state and the country have reached out to me about the perils of the COVID-19 crisis and...

Update: Illinois Districts to Continue Paying School Bus Contractors During Coronavirus...

State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala has directed local school districts to continue making payments to their contractors, so all transportation personnel including school bus...

NSTA Requests States Continue Funding Student Transportation Amid COVID-19 Closures

The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) sent letters to the governors of all 50 states and to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday...
Mayor Bill De Blasio displays an executive order he signed during his State of the City address on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Photo courtesy of New York City Mayor’s Office.)

Details Still in Development on NYC Plan to Electrify School Buses

School bus contractors that operate service in New York City are in the process of identifying how they will meet a mandate to provide...

July 2020

July 2020 Cover
This month’s issue features articles about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on school bell times and...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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