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NASDPTS Issues New Guidance Advocating Lap/Shoulder Seatbelts on School Buses

Following up on its previously stated support of three-point seatbelts for the safer transportation of students to and from school, the National Association of...

STARTS Task Force to Provide Guidance for School Transportation Post-COVID-19

As discussed in a recent webinar, the three national school transportation associations joined together to create a task force that will research, review and...
First Student school bus drivers in Syracuse, New York, deliver meals during the coronavirus pandemic.

National Industry Associations Push Congress to Recognize School Bus Drivers

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, national school transportation leadership is seeking the inclusion of school bus drivers in legislation that would create...

National School Bus Associations Discuss ‘New Normal’ of Post COVID-19 World

The three national transportation associations are asking what life will be like after the coronavirus pandemic, and what it will mean for school bus...
Attendees at the 51st annual NASDPTS conference in Washington, D.C. in October 2019. (Photo by Taylor Hannon)

Update: NASDPTS Publishes FAQs Addressing Coronavirus Impact on Student Transportation

From how to disinfect school buses to continuing alcohol and drug testing of school bus drivers, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil...
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NASDPTS Announces Different Plans for School Bus Illegal-Passing Survey Amid Closures

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) canceled its annual one-day voluntary survey of states that the group utilizes to...
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Coronavirus Postpones National Congress on School Transportation, Likely Until 2021

The steering committee for the National Congress on School Transportation, that was scheduled to be held May 17-20 in Des Moines, Iowa, has postponed...
An entry-level school bus driver performs behind-the-wheel training. (Image courtesy of FMCSA.)

FMCSA Delays Minimum Training Requirements Final Rule for 2 Years

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is announcing a long-anticipated, two-year delay in the deadline to comply with its entry-level driver training rule,...
Mike Simmons, the senior transportation manager for the Arkansas Department of Education, is holding a baby cub. Simmons retired from his current position two and a half years ago to work for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Arkansas’ Simmons Couldn’t Stay Away from the School Bus Industry

Mike Simmons returned to the Arkansas Department of Education as senior transportation manager recently, after leaving his position two and a half years ago...
A stop arm rests flush against a school bus next to a video camera.

Lawmakers Propose Harsher Penalties for Motorists Who Pass Stopped School Buses

Two recently introduced bills in Michigan and a proposed bill in Ohio call for harsher penalties for drivers who pass a stopped school bus....

June 2020

June Cover 2020
This month's issue of STN discusses the coronavirus pandemic and how transportation directors are preparing to transport...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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