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School Bus Contractors Included in New $10B Coronavirus Economic Relief Bill

Newly introduced Senate legislation lists school buses among the passenger transportation modes that would be eligible to receive new economic relief grants to pay...

Survey Uncovers COVID-19 Financial, Job Impacts on Educational Workers

A new study shines a light on the feelings of public sector employees, including those in education and transportation, regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic...

Amid All of Today’s Challenges, Success Lies in Human Understanding

One of the many things I love about the school transportation industry is that we’ve acted on the phrase, “see something, say something,” long...

FMCSA Issues Commercial Driver Pre-Employment Testing Extension Until Fall

School bus drivers seeking to return to work following COVID-19 furloughs of at least 30 consecutive days are exempted from pre-employment alcohol and drug...

Update: PPP Flexibility Act Extends Protections for Small Businesses

President Donald Trump on Friday signed new legislation unanimously passed by the House and Senate that extends key provisions to the Payroll Protection Program...

(STN Podcast E9) – Inspiring Your Team: Building a Positive Team...

COVID-19 has brought significant anxiety to student transporters and the families they serve. This has not reduced since the CDC released guidelines for reopening...
FIle photo of the IC Bus plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

City of Tulsa, Navistar at Impasse Over School Bus Manufacturing Plant

A Navistar representative said it is “unfathomable” that the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, appears unwilling to negotiate new lease terms for the company’s school...

House Democrats Call for Required PPE Worn by Frontline Transportation Workers

Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois addressed a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf that asked for a requirement...

New Jersey Law Requires Continued Pay of Public, Private Student Transporters

Weeks after extending social distancing requirements due to the spread of COVID-19, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law that ensures...

Update: Senate Fails to Approve Additional COVID-19 Small Business Loans

The Senate could not agree on a new plan to infuse an additional $251 billion into a program to assist small businesses in meeting...

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...