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Kristen Billingsley, president of Heavy Duty Bus Parts and UltraLED, has a heartfelt relationship with the school bus industry in a way that few others have experienced.

Kristen Billingsley Unifies Different Communities Through Personal Growth

Above everything else, Kristen Billingsley lives by the mantra that success stems from first loving yourself. In spite of personal setbacks that shook her...
Weslaco ISD implemented a new program at the start of the 2019-2020 school year that encourages anytime reading on the school bus. Photo courtesy of Renee Dyer.

Digital Reading Program Extends Classrooms to School Buses in South Texas

A new reading program at Weslaco ISD, located near the Texas border with Mexico, uses technology on board school buses, so student riders can...

EPA Awards DERA Grant to New Mexico to Cut Diesel Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $476,330 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the New Mexico Environmental Department to cut emissions...
Photo by Camilo Jimenez, Unsplash.

Strangulation Death of 3-Year-Old School Bus Rider Ruled Accidental

The death of 3-year-old special needs passenger, who was reportedly found unconscious and not breathing on his Texas school bus before being pronounced dead...
The evil Mr. Grinch hitched a ride on this Charlotte Public Schools bus in Lansing, Michigan, in the City Parade there, reported Kathy Vance, transportation supervisor.

STN Readers Submit Fun School Bus Decoration Photos

As the calendar flipped into a new decade, browse some of the Christmas decorated school bus photos that were submitted by school bus contractor...
Temple ISD received eight new diesel IC school buses. Photo courtesy of Amy Scopac.

Temple ISD Receives Eight New School Buses with Texas Grant Funding

Temple Independent School District, located in between Dallas and Austin, purchased eight new diesel school buses with funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental...

Texas School District Receives New Cameras for its Fleet

This spring, Katy Independent School District’s fleet of school buses will receive security cameras from Safety Vision, reported the Community Impact Newspaper. The install...
women who have made an impact in the school transportation industry.

Texas Student Transporter Scopac Uses Tragedy to Teach School Bus Safety...

Editor’s Note: This profile is part of an ongoing series on women who have made a significant impact on the school transportation industry. Amy Scopac,...
Stock photo of a school bus driver.

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week Focuses on Education

The Texas Association for Pupil Transportation (TAPT) shared safety tips to kick off Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, including educating drivers on the new...

Calif., Texas, N.J. School Districts Win in Zonar and NAPT’s Carnahan...

SEATTLE, Wash. — Zonar, the leader in smart fleet technology, and the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), today announced the recipients of the...

February 2020

STN’s bus garage issue features articles about selecting maintenance software, being proactive when inspecting and maintaining fleets,...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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