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Applicants to become bus drivers at Bryan ISD in Texas train to pass their CDL permit test. The school district now has 100 percent of its route filled for the 2019-2020 school year, and backup drivers to fill in when needed.

Texas School District Reverses School Bus Driver Shortage with Pay-to-Train Program

Many school districts and transportation professionals have attempted to solve the driver shortage dilemma at their school district. Simeon Gates, assistant director of transportation...

Round Up: Weapons On, Around School Buses

Over the past two weeks, several incidents were reported nationally regarding weapons on a school bus or at a school bus stop. In North...
Students in school bus doing homework.

Texas DPS Responds to Complaints of Overcrowded School Buses

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released a public service announcement reminding school bus drivers and school districts of the dangers of...
FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

FBI Details Dallas County Bribery Scandal Over School Bus Stop-Arm Cameras

Several years ago, the main school transportation provider in the Dallas area added stop-arm cameras to its school buses, to keep students safer and...

Tyler Technologies and First Student Unveil Advanced Tablet Technology

PLANO, Texas — Tyler Technologies, Inc. announced today a partnership and pilot program with First Student, North America’s leading provider of school transportation, to...

Illegal School Bus Passing Isn’t Slowing Down

In two separate incidents this week, motorists were caught on camera passing a school bus while the stop sign was out, almost hitting children....

Fourth Largest School District in Florida Selects Tyler Technologies’ Transportation Software

PLANO, Texas — Tyler Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement with Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) in Orlando, Florida, for...
Rick Sorrells, the ex-superintendent of Dallas County Schools, exiting the federal courthouse in Dallas. He was sentenced to seven years in federal prison. (Photo capture from Dallasnews.com.)

Ex-Dallas County Superintendent Receives 7-Year Prison Sentence in Bribery Case

The former superintendent for the now-shuttered Dallas County Schools (DCS) was ordered to serve a seven-year prison sentence in a “sordid” multi-million-dollar public corruption...

Safety Vision is Now a Geotab Reseller, with Advanced Telematics Safety...

HOUSTON — Top international mobile surveillance industry leader, Safety Vision, LLC., has committed to being an authorized reseller of the #1 telematics provider in...
SWAT officers prepare to storm a school bus in a response to a mock hijacking at the NSTA Annual Conference & Convention on Monday, July 22, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

Simulated School Bus Hijacking, SWAT Response Held at Annual NSTA Convention

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration and the National Tactical Officers Association simulated a school bus hijacking incident for attendees of the 55th National School...

September 2019

This technology issue covers onboard tablets, disruptions in the industry, new emerging technology and the industry’s Super...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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