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School Bus Seatbelts, Illegal Passing Included in Federal Transportation Infrastructure Proposal

House Democrats unveiled a $494 billion transportation infrastructure plan to address federal funding, which is set to expire in September, that targets a new...
School bus inspections are one of the transportation related items Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb provided flexibility to in his Executive Order 20-20 relating to the COVID-19 closures. Image courtesy of Stertil Koni.

Indiana Governor Provides Student Transportation Departments with Flexibility

An executive order issued by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb provides flexibility to school districts in how they conduct school bus drills, inspections and driver...

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...
Three Shenedehowa Central Schools suburbans loaded with "Bountiful Backpacks," which are backpacks loaded with non-perishable food items for students north of Albany, New York.

Challenges of COVID-19 on School Transportation Operations: What Are You Doing?

What are some school transportation challenges your operation is experiencing during extended school closures? We are indeed in uncharted waters as we deal with COVID-19,...

Zonar Launches Next-Generation of EVIR, Based on Patented, Industry-Leading Platform

SEATTLE — Zonar, the leader in smart fleet technology, today announced the availability of the next generation of its electronic verified inspection reporting (EVIR)...
Zonar 2010 EVIR

Zonar Systems Experiences Firmware Glitch on 2010 Inspection Device

An issue discovered with Zonar Systems’ 2010 electronic inspection device firmware has grounded some devices, the company has confirmed. However, the firmware issues that...
Joe Scesny made a convincing case for why most school bus fires occur. (Photo by David George.)

STN EXPO Indy Session Links School Bus Fires with Improper Maintenance

INDIANAPOLIS — Industry experts Marshall Casey and Joe Scesny used the inaugural STN EXPO Indy to dive into some of the persistent and most...

STN EXPO Indy Attendees Train on Child Restraints, School Bus Inspections

The inaugural STN EXPO Indy was the scene of the first National School Bus Inspection Training Program, available only at STN EXPO conferences. The...
A participant inspects a tire during the 2015 America’s Best School Bus Inspection Skills & Training Competition in Kansas City. Photo By Mike Bullman.

STN EXPO Indy: School Bus Inspector Training Aims to Reduce Breakdowns

A first-ever workshop to be presented on a national stage in June 2019, will provide details on improving the school bus inspection process, so...

STN EXPO Indianapolis Attendee Registration is Open

The clock starts now to secure $200 in savings on the standard rate for the inaugural STN EXPO Indianapolis, which is scheduled for June...

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...