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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....
Laura Landis, a driver instructor, trainer and recruiter for Prince William County Schools in Maryland, shows teachers Kevin Loughery, Ryan Wicka, Shannon Parker, Yonika Powell, and Sharon Harrison how to perform the exterior bus inspection during a Saturday class to become bus drivers held at Parkside Middle School. (Photo courtesy of Prince William Times; photo by Randy Litzinger.)

NASDPTS Seeks Expanded Delay of New Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) asked the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to postpone all aspects...
School bus using the extended stop arm with children present

Latest NASDPTS Survey Reminds of School Bus Illegal Passing Dangers

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) said the results of its ninth annual illegal passing survey indicate over 17...
Burned Iowa school bus.

Industry Responds to NTSB School Bus Fire Recommendations

Aside from calling for universal school bus fire suppression systems and improved oversight on drivers with medical issues, the National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations...

NASDPTS Statement on NTSB Hearing on Iowa School Bus Crash &...

This week, the National Transportation Safety Board conducted an important hearing to consider, amend and adopt the full report of its investigative team on...
Ride share customer and passenger sitting in the backseat of a car while using the rideshare application in smartphone to give rating to the driver. Commuter and rider giving review in phone taxi app.

Not Your Parent’s Carpool: Growth of Non-School Bus Transportation and Rideshare

Students riding to school in passenger vehicles is nothing new. What has changed is the person and companies that are driving them. As an alternative...
women who have made an impact in the school transportation industry.

Nevada Director for Pupil Transportation was ‘Eaten for Lunch’ at First

Editor’s Note: This profile is part of the series STN is publishing throughout the year on women who have made an impact in the...
Paul Stewart speaks to NASDPTS members.

Stewart Remembered for Ushering in the Modern School Bus Era

Paul T. Stewart, who was recognized at recent school bus industry conferences in Kansas City for his lifelong service, passed away peacefully on Dec....
2015 NCST proceedings

NCST Writing Committees Set, Seek Proposals for 2020

The National Congress on School Transportation Steering Committee announced that writing committees for the 2020 update to the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures...

November 2019

Greg Jackson of Jefferson County Schools poses with a Blue Bird School Bus
Meet our 2019 Transportation Director of the Year, Greg Jackson, from Jefferson County Schools in Colorado. This...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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