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How much is it worth to you?
September 1, 2003

I’ve got some good news and some bad news. First, the good news: Half of transportation managers at school districts believe they’re adequately compen...

The Many Values of School Transportation Websites
September 1, 2003

More than a small share of school transportation providers will tell you that having a Website is not just a good idea anymore — it’s a necessity. Sur...

A Brief Guide to Better School Board Presentations
September 1, 2003

Face it, as a transportation manager, some things are just out of your hands. Budgets, school bus procurement, community concerns, school boundaries, ...

'You didn't say please, sir'
September 1, 2003

Herman Humbol stood before me in my office, hat held respectfully in front of him.

“Afternoon sir,” he said. “You called me?”

I have been the ...

Breaking news from around the pupil transportation industry
August 1, 2003

Driver who allowed student behind wheel gets probation

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. — The case against a school bus driver who allegedly allowed a ...

Accountability Isn't Just for Schools
August 1, 2003

“The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round, ‘round and ‘round...all through the town.” This familiar chant can be heard on any given day in primary c...

A friendship too soon ended
August 1, 2003

It’s been said that while it’s hard to write an obituary for a stranger, it’s harder still to write one for a friend. Truer words have never been spok...

Ask the Experts: Order or Chaos?
August 1, 2003

School transportation is a conservative business. Getting kids safely between home and school by way of yellow school buses has been a static and succ...

Essary's contributions remembered
August 1, 2003

PORTLAND, Ore. — Dennis Essary, a former president of the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), will be remembered by the pupil tr...

Creative Ways to Fill the Driver's Seat
August 1, 2003

Many years ago, a young man submitted an application for the position of substitute school bus driver at his local school district and never heard a w...

Chin up, head high
August 1, 2003

As we head into the 2003-04 school year, I'd like for everyone to start off on a positive note. Admittedly, that’s not an easy task given the deflatin...

Sharing the pain — and sharing the gain
June 1, 2003

There’s much to be thankful for these days. Even with all of the uncertainty we face daily, our lives are relatively carefree compared with most of th...

Winds of change bring dispiriting challenges
June 1, 2003

In Oceanside, Calif., approximately 5,000 middle and high school students who previously rode a school bus will have to find another means of getting ...

Emergency Braking: Putting a 'Stop' to Common Misconceptions
June 1, 2003

Major corporations spend thousands of dollars trying to define the training needs of their employees. One of the best ways to find out how well your s...

How and When to Buy a Used School Bus
June 1, 2003

When it comes to purchasing a used school bus, you may already know a lot more than you think about making the right choice.

Executives seasoned i...

How to Squeeze Every Penny From Your Bottom Line
June 1, 2003

After 16 years as a pupil transportation consultant and 23 years in student transportation, I can say that 2003 has posed the most significant budget ...

Industry News
April 1, 2003

School bus anchors tour of Montana school districts

HELENA, Mont. — In 2002, Montana State Superintendent Linda McCulloch and members of her...

Electronic Technicians
April 1, 2003

How does continued Technical training affect your Transportations Department’s budget? Recently, the following service question appeared on an e-gr...

Budgeting for Head Start Transportation: A Process and a Plan
April 1, 2003

Budgeting is a process that is designed to develop a plan, and that plan should reflect the operational goals to be achieved during the fiscal year co...

NSTA-NYSBCA event to address key issues
April 1, 2003

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) and the New York School Bus Contractors Association (NYSBCA) will hold a joint...

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