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School Start Times Can Address Driver Shortages and Budget Issues

Adopting innovative bell times could be the single greatest move a district can make to save costs and address the national school bus driver...

Illinois Districts to Continue Paying School Bus Contractors During Coronavirus Closures

State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala has directed local school districts to continue making payments to their contractors, so all transportation personnel including school bus...

Students on Iowa School Bus Celebrate Daily Greeter’s Birthday

An elderly woman was surprised on her birthday by the students who ride a school bus that passes her house every weekday, reported KHAK.com....

From Transportation Noncompliance to Compliance: Collaboration for Success

In my position as a transportation consultant at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (DEI...
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Coronavirus Fears Cause Schools Nationwide to Keep Children at Home

The mass closure of schools nationwide in response to the COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, is also grinding school bus operations to a...

Why I’m a School Bus Seatbelt Convert

While attending the 1986 dedication of a transit center in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, I overheard the mayor tell the governor that he had never...
Burned Iowa school bus.

Family, School District Reach Settlement in Fatal Iowa School Bus Fire

The family of 16-year-old Megan Klindt, who died in a December 2017 Iowa school bus fire, has reached a $4.8 million settlement with the...
Video courtesy of the Ohio State Patrol that depicts a school bus crash and rollover that occurred on Dec. 19, 2019, and thevideo

Watch: Ohio School Bus Rollover Video Reignites Latest Seatbelt Debate

The Ohio State Patrol released interior video from a nearly two-month-old school bus crash that shows unbelted student passengers tossed about the cabin during...
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Wisconsin Community Mourns 6-Year-Old Girl Killed by School Bus Illegal Passer

Staff members of the Tri-County Area School District in Plainfield, Wisconsin are leaning on each other for support after the death of a 6-year-old...

Effective School Bus Communication Solutions When It Matters Most

Next Generation School Bus Communications School bus drivers play a vital role in keeping children safe on their way to and from school and extracurricular...

March 2020

This month’s issue features articles about securing wheelchairs on school buses, student tracking and contracting out transportation...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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