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2015 NCST proceedings

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...
Attendees at the 51st annual NASDPTS conference in Washington, D.C. in October 2019. (Photo by Taylor Hannon)

National Congress on School Transportation Meets to Update School Bus Specifications

The steering committee for the 17th National Congress on School Transportation (NCST) met in Columbus, Ohio during the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT)...
The Gardian Angel LED lighting system being used on a school bus.

Revised LED Standards Expected in 2020 National School Bus Specifications

The school transportation industry is seeing the light in instituting new standards that favor light-emitting diode (LED) lighting over incandescent bulbs. States, school districts,...
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...
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...

American Yellow School Bus Comes to South Korea

Trans Tech Bus, Inc. announced that South Korea students under the age of 13 are now riding to and from school on the country’s...

W.V. Policy Requires Bus Stop Supervision of K-3 Students

An updated policy throughout West Virginia requires parents and guardians to be present at both school bus pickup and drop-off locations for students in...

Blue Bird Unveils Redesigned Website

School bus manufacturer Blue Bird launched a new version of its website following the STN EXPO in Reno, Nevada that features expanded sections on...

Bill to Delay Calif. School Bus Child-Reminders is on Hold

A hold has been placed on California State Senate legislation that would extend the compliance date for school districts to install a “Child Safety...
Man using tablet

Senate Bill Pushes FCC to Fund School Bus Wi-Fi

A bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate pushes for school buses to be eligible for federal E-rate funding for internet connectivity, signaling to the...

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...