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Transportation directors are preparing for various weather conditions and training drivers as the 2019-2020 school year commences. Read more on fleet preparation in the...

Worsening Weather Patterns Mean Additional Contingency Planning for School Bus Operators

Mother Nature may not always share her intentions in a timely manner, but fleet managers who are experienced with a range of inclement conditions,...

Bridgestone Expands All-Terrain Tire Line to Add Sizes for Medium-Duty Commercial...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ― Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced the expansion of the Firestone Transforce tire line to include new size offerings for Class...

Research Shows Potential Scope of 2018-2019 School Bus Injuries & Fatalities

Research indicates that only a fraction of 1 percent of all students who ride the school bus to and from school were injured in...
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Tropical Storm Barry Makes Landfall but Schools are Escaping Impact

Despite cancellations along the Gulf Coast, so far student transportation operations are weathering the first major storm of the hurricane season Several schools were closed...
Screenshot of Tropical Storm Berry’s projected path. School buses are ready to evacuate residents in Louisiana if needed.

Louisiana SD Prepares Buses for Evacuation if Tropical Storm Barry Lands

Lafayette Parish School Systems has positioned 19 school buses across the parish in Louisiana in preparation of needed emergency transportation if/when Tropical Storm Barry...
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Seasons Change but Importance of Proper Tire Choice, Maintenance Remains

It’s the start of summer, but school buses continue to make runs across the nation. That means maintaining tire maintenance and selection should be...

Illinois School Bus Driver Caught Driving Through Floodwater

A school bus driver for Monmouth-Roseville School District in Illinois was caught in a Facebook video driving through floodwater, reported the Charlotte Observer. The...
Routing department specialists for Humble ISD receiving the Transfinder Ambassador of the Year Award. Steve Silence is pictured second from the right. (Photo courtesy of Jerry Burd.)

Texas District Recognized as Transfinder’s Ambassador of the Year

Entering the beginning of the 2017 school year, Humble Independent School District had to completely reroute and restructure its transportation services after Hurricane Harvey...
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California District Receives Donated School Bus Surveillance Systems After Fire

REI and A-Z Bus Sales donated parts and services to the Paradise Unified School District in northern California to help with the aftermath of...

August 2019

August 2019 issue of School Transportation News
Meet the 2019 Garage Stars, read about bell-times, fueling, updating fleets for the new school year and...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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