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NSTA Cancels Summer Meeting, International School Bus Driver Competition

The National School Transportation Association announced that it is “deeply dismayed” that the novel coronavirus outbreak has resulted in the cancellation of the 2020...

STN Podcast Episode 2 – COVID-19: Delivering Hope & Handling Challenges...

School buses performing meal deliveries ease concerns for families as schools are closed due to COVID-19. At the same time, reduced student transportation services...

Experts Share Messages Promoting Mental, Physical Wellness for Student Transporters

Hope, honesty and being prepared to hunker down when needed are the three “H’s” that Dr. Stephen Sroka shared during the opening of a...
Schools are closed in Evergreen Public Schools in Washington state until April 24, due to the coronavirus outbreak. School bus operations have switched to delivering meals to students, to ensure they remain fed. (Facebook/Evergreen Public Schools)

School Transportation to the Rescue

To say it’s been a difficult couple of weeks is the understatement of the past two decades, at least. The shear speed in which...

Why Are Some Districts Not Paying School-Bus Contractors During Coronavirus Closures?

Despite President Donald Trump signing a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that includes a provision aimed at ensuring school district employees remain on the...
Industry experts discuss the importance of school officials regularly communicating with students and their families, even if it is virtually, during school closures caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Facebook/Evergreen Public Schools

Update: School District Employees Provide Community Connections During COVID-19 Closures

While some school districts have closed all school buildings for the remainder of the year and canceled in-person instruction, moving to an online distance...

Zonar, NAPT Announce Don Carnahan Memorial Grant to Promote Student Safety

SEATTLE — Zonar, the leader in smart fleet technology, in partnership with the National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT), today announced that the 2020...

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...
School bus drivers at Dean Transportation in Michigan wear blindfolds as one of their coworkers drives the school bus. The empathy training helps the drivers to understand the challenges that students with disabilities might be facing while in the school bus environment. (Photo courtesy of Fred Doelker)

School Bus Driver Training Focuses on Empathy for Students with Disabilities

Picture yourself sitting in the dentist’s chair. You recline and the dentist shoves as many cotton balls and tissues inside your mouth as possible....

June 2020

June Cover 2020
This month's issue of STN discusses the coronavirus pandemic and how transportation directors are preparing to transport...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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