Tuesday, January 26, 2021

(STN Podcast E25) How’s It Going? Two Transportation Director Updates on Busing Amid COVID-19

In-person classes have begun at some districts. Chad Schmale, the director of transportation for Santa Fe Trail USD 434 in Kansas, and Katrina Morris,...

(STN Podcast E24) Informed, Educated & Prepared: Iowa District Ready to Run School Buses

The STN team discusses the ever-changing landscape that the coronavirus presents to student transporters, including the delivery of masks by the federal government, a...

(STN Podcast E23) Buses Supporting Education: Transportation Director Outlines School Year Plan

Student transporters are doing their best to keep up service and provide educational access amid barriers such as COVID-19, inclement weather like the recent...

(STN Podcast E22) Weathering the Storms: School Bus Operations Commence Amid COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, student transportation staff struggle with uncertainty on how to safely perform their roles and express concerns over job...

(STN Podcast E21) School Bus Industry Adapts: Transportation Director Talks COVID-19 Challenges, Opportunities

COVID-19 necessitates continual adjustments as students returning to school contract the virus and decreasing state budgets leave less funding for new buses. But there’s...

(STN Podcast E20) Transportation During COVID-19: Getting South Carolina School Buses Ready to Roll

Conditions for reopening schools, leveraging technology for student safety and education, hand sanitizer on the bus—get the latest on these topics and more on...

(STN Podcast E19) COVID-19 & School Bus Driver Retention: Getting Back to School & Work Requires Care

As the discussion on whether schools should reopen to in-person instruction continues, learn about what the Republican proposal for COVID-19 federal funding and unemployment...

(STN Podcast E18) Local Solutions to a National Problem: Student Transporters Focus on Health & Safety

As federal, state and local guidance varies on reopening schools amid the coronavirus, two school districts—one in central Florida and one in southern Alberta,...

(STN Podcast E17) Transporting With Care: Guidance on School Re-opening & Student Mental Health

As some medical experts urge a return to in-person classes this fall, the STARTS Task Force released guidance to drive student transportation decisions during...

(STN Podcast E16) Ready to Transport: Indiana Transportation Director Shares Approved Back-to-School Plan

Efforts at the federal and state government levels are encouraging a return to school, but what does that mean for student transporters? Katrina Falk, director...

January 2021

The first issue of 2021 contains articles on uptime, the use of video for training purposes, parents’ thoughts on...

Buyer’s Guide 2021

Find the latest vehicle production data and budget reports, industry trends, and contact information for state, national and federal...

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