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Southeastern States conference heads to West Virginia
October 13, 2015
The event that brings together pupil transportation professionals from 14 states in the Southeast will be held in Charleston in July 2016.
School bus driver quits in middle of driving route
October 6, 2015
The Iowa bus driver brought students she had already picked up to school, but didn’t complete her route, possibly due to frustration with constant route changes. Another driver was sent out to pick up the rest of the students.
Nikki Hughes named to NASDPTS administrative post
October 6, 2015
The school transportation veteran joins the state directors association as administrative and member services director.
Don't Leave Money on the Table: Using Software for Medicaid Reimbursement
September 30, 2015

Software programs automate reporting, making it easier, faster and less costly, suppliers say. Districts have been able to save days’ worth of staff time and have more, reliable data with which to recoup much-needed funds.

New York association to hold 61st annual convention
September 29, 2015
The New York School Bus Contractors Association will hold its 61st annual convention from Oct. 16 to 18 in midtown Manhattan. The event will focus on school bus safety and security, alternative fuel solutions and effective management evaluation.
10 Keys to Success in School Transportation Budgeting
September 28, 2015

Understanding different budgeting concepts, assessing district growth and forecasting fuel use are some of the essential steps in developing and maintaining a sound budget.

Transfinder opens new Texas office
September 24, 2015
The new office, located in Austin, is the company’s first outside of New York state. The new location will be a training and customer service center.
Safe Fleet announces Part 1 winner of anti-bullying coloring contest
September 22, 2015
The winning entry in the “United Against Bullying” contest was submitted by Allison McKenna Fox from Meridian Middle School in Lynden, Washington. Part 2 of the contest will launch in October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month.
3 school bus driver promotions at California district
September 21, 2015
After a transportation supervisor retires from Mojave Unified School District and a department restructuring, the drivers moved into administrative positions.
Florida district honors veteran school bus drivers
September 18, 2015
The group of 81 drivers at Hillsborough County Public Schools has a combined 2,225 years of experience. They are recognized at a school board meeting.
Denver’s new bus service model targets school choice
September 17, 2015
The district implements enrollment zones in two regions of Denver, enabling students to pick — and ride a bus to — one of several schools in their area.
Tennessee district names new director of transportation
September 14, 2015
Jerry Partlow returns to Wilson County Schools after the firing of Tiffany Lowery, who held the transportation director position for less than a year.
REMINDER: Nominate a great transportation director
September 14, 2015
Do you know an exemplary school transportation director who deserves recognition? We’re accepting nominations for Administrator of the Year. The deadline is this Friday, Sept. 18.
School bus driver faces over 50 misdemeanor counts for braking incident
September 11, 2015
A Pennsylvania school bus driver allegedly slammed on the brakes to get the attention of unruly students on the bus, and several suffered injuries.
New York aims to extend grant program for school bus driver benefits
September 10, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed to extend the controversial $42 million program that subsidizes experienced school bus drivers' pay and benefits.
REMINDER: Webinar to cover wireless solutions for school bus fleets
September 8, 2015
The free session, presented by REI and moderated by School Bus Fleet, will provide school bus operations with guidance on setting up a wireless mobile video surveillance solution.
Attorney to investigate district's transportation debacle
September 4, 2015
As Palm Beach County (Fla.) finishes overhauling its routes and gets more students to school on time, a third-party investigation will look at what went wrong and will "hold people accountable," the superintendent says.
Texas district’s school buses get GPS, ID readers
September 3, 2015
At Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, school buses are being equipped with ID card readers to record the time and location of students’ boarding and departure.
Blue Bird execs ring Nasdaq opening bell
September 2, 2015
Phil Horlock, president and CEO of the school bus OEM, and other company executives take part in the stock market’s opening ceremony.
REI offers Wi-Fi solution for school buses
August 31, 2015
The company now offers various data plans with the purchase of its cellular Wi-Fi router, which distributes bandwidth for up to 65 school bus passengers.
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