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A March 2014 file photo of an early electric school bus parked in front of the state capitol building in Sacramento, California. (Source: Wikimedia Commons/Urvashi Nagrani)

One Aide Per School Bus Among California Guidelines for School Reopening

The California Department of Education (CDE) unveiled best-practice recommendations to school districts for how they should transport students once the new school year begins,...

Partner With Cummins For Fleet Prep Ahead of 2020-2021 School Startup

Due to COVID-19, we are living in unprecedented times. We know school buses are sitting empty, waiting for the day they can once again...
June Cover 2020

June 2020

This month's issue of STN discusses the coronavirus pandemic and how transportation directors are preparing to transport students again. Read the full June issue.   Features COVID-19 ‘Downtime’ The...

Getting Student Transportation Departments Ready for Summer During COVID-19 Era

Don’t you love it when people say, “You must really enjoy your summers?”  I would always smile and answer, “I sure do. It’s the...

Stertil-Koni Launches Heavy Duty Shop Equipment Initiative

STEVENSVILLE, Md.— Heavy duty bus lift and truck lift leader, Stertil-Koni, today announced that the company has launched a new Shop Equipment initiative that...

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,...

Genuine Cummins Parts: There Is A Difference

With the average school bus life of roughly 15 years, there is more to uptime, reliability, and durability than simply providing a robust product...

Zonar Launches Uptime and Performance Enhancing Fleet Health Solutions Suite

SEATTLE — Zonar, the leader in smart fleet technology, today announced the launch of its Fleet Health Solution Suite, including Zonar FaultIQ powered by...
Don Bozard, a school bus technician for Chesapeake Public Schools in Virginia, represents the industry braintrust in the garage that the industry figures to lose in the coming years.

School Bus Technician Shortage Not a Passing Problem

There have been many articles written about the shortage of school bus drivers, which is hitting private and district fleets especially hard. However, there...

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...