In an effort to reduce emissions, cut costs, and improve its fleet, Blue Springs School District has implemented a variety of changes, including a new CNG station, Wi-Fi on activity buses, and a stop-arm camera system.
The 2016 total of school bus sales in the U.S. and Canada, 40,925 units, is the highest mark for the industry in the past 10 years.
If autonomous school buses are in our future, they will still need a pupil transportation professional on board to keep an eye on the kids and to make sure that loading and unloading are carried out safely.
Appropriations bills are often the most politically charged bills of the year, and — more importantly — they are “must pass” bills in order to avoid government shutdowns, so they become very attractive vehicles for other legislative priorities.
Update: On Nov. 22, a federal judge granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, which means that it will not go into effect on Dec. 1 as scheduled, and as discussed in this article.
The current shortage is so severe that it requires new thinking. Paying more per hour without considering other factors may not be the best long-term strategy.
The Ohio Shared Services Collaborative received a $1.76 million Straight A grant from the Ohio Department of Education to help school districts save money through shared services and bus rerouting.
When a student or a school bus driver misses a stop, what happens next? Three common scenarios show the dangers that students can face if there’s no plan in place.
Last year, more than 90% of the large school buses sold were diesels. But as alt-fuel options catch on and stricter emissions standards loom on the horizon, some experts project that diesel will make up less than two-thirds of the market by 2020.
Amid a reported rise in prescription drug misuse and illicit drug abuse in the general workforce, school transportation providers stay vigilant with up-to-date training, education, and wellness efforts.
The mitigation trust fund can be used to support the replacementor repowering of diesel-powered vehicles, including school buses.
The NAPT Summit will feature a security training exercise with law enforcement officers providing instruction and simulating security threats that could occur in pupil transportation.
Technicians and state patrol inspectors agree that clear communication and routine maintenance lower the rate of violations cited during safety inspections.