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North Carolina Reallocates $14M from School Bus Replacement Fund

Three separate bills were signed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper in June to appropriate almost $14 million from the School Bus Replacement Fund...

STN Podcast Episode 12 – Tool of Equity: Educational Access for all...

As states release plans on school reopening after coronavirus closures, student transporters must ensure they can stay funded and compliant with health guidelines. Consultant Alexandra...
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Update: Senate Passes $310B Boost to Federal Paycheck Protection Program

A $475 billion addition to the CARES Act includes a proposed infusion of cash into a program to help small businesses keep their employees...

$3B in School Relief Block Grants to States Address COVID-19 Impacts

The U.S. Department of Education announced how much each state is set to receive from a nearly $3 billion pot of money allocated from...

Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Retroactively Extended for Propane Autogas Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Propane Education & Research Council is encouraging propane autogas fleet operators to take advantage of the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit,...

STN Podcast Episode 3 – Make Noise: Supporting School Transportation as...

The challenges facing the school transportation industry continue the longer schools are closed. The school bus driver pay crisis deepens, but the industry is...
An Evergreen Public Schools bus in Washington state delivers a meal to a homebound student during COVID-19 closures.

School Bus Meal Delivery Could Be Allowable Cost Under Title I

Guidance released by the U.S. Department of Education outlines funding flexibilities available to school districts to support continued student learning during the COVID-19 school...

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...

Federal Loan Program Provides $349B to Small Businesses for Paying Employees

A new small business, zero-collateral loan program could help keep some school bus contractors and other industry companies afloat during interruptions in service and...
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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...

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...