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Coming Soon to Your State? Navigating Seatbelt Implementation on School Buses

Listeners returned for round two of a popular webinar hosted by SafeGuard on the topic of seat belts on school buses. The webinar, available to...
From left to right: Andrea DiSpirito, TSA, Susan Miller, state director of pupil transportation, and Ward Leber, founder of Child Safety Network, after Leber awarded Miller with an award for her school bus security efforts in Colorado.

Colorado Focuses on School Bus Security Efforts, Including Anti-Terrorism Training

Amid a new bill designed to make children feel safer at school, the Child Safety Network (CSN) is working with the Transportation Security Administration...
Attendees at the STN EXPO Reno 2019. (Photo by Taylor Hannon.)

Building Leadership for People, Our Most Valuable Resource

How do we develop leaders? Generally, the people we choose to lead are the ones who have done well in the job they are...
File photo of a National Transportation Safety Board school bus crash investigation.

Student Transporters Share Keys to School Bus Crash Reporting, Documentation

While there are many ways to report a school bus crash, experienced student transporters said the most important aspects are to implement standards and...
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Practice Evacuation, Securement and More at 2020 TSD Conference

The 2020 TSD Conference will feature three hands-on training opportunities for special needs student transporters. To earn 5.5 CEUs, attend and complete the Child Passenger...
Larry Minor, FMCSA associate administrator for policy, discussed the FMCSA entry-level driver training rules with attendees of the 51st Annual NASDPTS Conference on Oct. 15, 2019. (Photo by Taylor Hannon.)

Update: FMCSA Seeks to Propose Delay to Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sighs of relief emanated from the audience at the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) annual conference...

S.C. Special Needs Transporters Find Missing Boy While on Route

A special needs school bus driver and an attendant cite their training as being responsible for their quick response in finding an 11-year-old boy...
Thomas Built Buses presents its new electric school bus Jouley

Four Drawbacks of Electric Buses & What You Can Do About...

While there is a lot of hype surrounding electric school buses, there is also quite a bit of speculation. From range anxiety to high...
Ariel Rodriguez stands with an IC Bus.

October 2019

Meet our 2019 Rising Superstars in this month’s issue. Then read about the growing popularity of seatbelts, augmented and virtual reality training, and what...
Smoke Evacuation Drill STN EXPO Reno 2019video

Smoke Evacuation Drill STN EXPO Reno 2019 Created an Interactive Feeling

Attendees at the STN EXPO Reno 2019 were allowed to walk through a bus full of theater smoke. The drill simulated a fire emergency...

Show Reporter 2019

2019 Show Reporter
Readers can now review the highlights of the 2019 NAPT and NASDPTS conference in Columbus, Ohio. Inside Local Readers Weigh...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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