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Coronavirus Stimulus Stipulates Continued Payment to Student Transporters, School Bus Contractors

The passage of $2.2 trillion in federal economic aid in response to the COVID-19 outbreak includes a condition that school districts nationwide must continue...

Congress Asked to Ensure School Bus Contractor Payments or Fund Bailout

The National School Transportation Association doubled down on its request that Congress immediately require all states to continue funding school bus operations provided by...

Illinois Districts to Continue Paying School Bus Contractors During Coronavirus Closures

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...

Iowa Legislation Aims to Make Student Transportation Funding More Equitable

A new bill passed by the Iowa House and Senate adds over $7.25 million for student transportation and reduces the gap between school districts...
Students exit a Maine school bus. (Wikipedia Commons)

Maine Bill Calls for Increased Funding of Electric School Buses

Adam Mayo is cautiously optimistic about the promise of electric school buses. The director of transportation for Maine School Administrative District 75, located about half-way...
Emissions from the tailpipe of a school bus.

Connecticut Awards $1.7M in VW Money for New School Buses

Three school bus contractors that operate in Connecticut are sharing over $1.7 million in Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Funds to acquire 31 new school buses...
A electric school bus being charged. Interest in electric is expanding across the U.S.

Florida Officials Share Strategy for Introducing Electric, Alternative-Fuel School Buses

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is in the first phase of replacing older diesel buses with electric or alternative fuel school buses in...

March 2020

This month’s issue features articles about securing wheelchairs on school buses, student tracking and contracting out transportation...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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