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Great Fleets Across America, Part II
October 1, 2002


Akina Bus Service, Kihei, Hawaii

Buses: 10
Students transported: 700
Schools served: 4...

The loneliest job isn't the Maytag repairman's
October 1, 2002

Transporting students to and from school is, at best, an imperfect science. The variables that come into play compel so many adjustments and quick dec...

Great Fleets Across America, Part I
October 1, 2002

This year's competition was perhaps the toughest yet. Operators nationwide are coming up with innovative ways to address the pressing issues of the da...

Parents Speak Out: Ideas for Your School Bus Operation
September 1, 2002

According to Rick Iannelli, supervisor of transportation for Arlington (Mass.) Public Schools, the most unreasonable thing he ever heard from a parent...

What's Your Biggest Challenge for the 2002-2003 School Year?
September 1, 2002

With the arrival of the 2002-03 school year, the pupil transportation industry once again gears up for approximately 180 days of challenges. All chall...

Expect a juggling act as school choice widens
August 1, 2002

With the opening of the 2002-03 school year just a few weeks in the offing, most school transportation managers are busy prepping their drivers and ro...

5 Sure-Fire Classroom Training Tactics
August 1, 2002

An effective safety training program for students usually accomplishes a number of goals. It covers all of the key school bus rules while keeping the ...

In memory of Josh, more than just a passenger on the bus
August 1, 2002

It takes a crazy person to drive 50 to 60 screaming, disrespectful kids to school every day, not to mention sitting with your back to them. How can yo...

Breaking Point
August 1, 2002

A little after 5:00 a.m. on April 2, Los Angeles resident Celestine Lewis woke up, got her two children ready for school and then walked them to their...

No, I'm not among the fascinating people either
June 1, 2002

Now that you've flipped completely through the Top 25 Fascinating Personalities in School Transportation, let me explain why you weren't included R...

25 Fascinating Industry Personalities
June 1, 2002

The school transportation industry is made of hundreds of thousands of dedicated individuals who perform a difficult and underappreciated task. This a...

Transportation cuts come at high cost
June 1, 2002

The battle between the classroom and ancillary services such as transportation continues in full force as school boards try to squeeze dollars from th...

True/False Questions for Drivers
April 1, 2002

The following true or false questions are samples from the CDL exam for school bus operators. Use them to test the expertise of your driver staff. ...

When Is Appearance an Issue?
April 1, 2002
Workplace appearance can be a touchy issue if you are not careful in how your regulations are set up. Operators do not have solid grounds to enforce s...
Setting the Tone for Driver Instruction
April 1, 2002

An introduction gives trainers a chance to set the right tone for instruction. Although experienced trainers inevitably develop their own style of ope...

Garage Clinic
April 1, 2002

Can money be saved by sharing shop duties with other agencies? Sharing is complicated A few years back when we needed a new maintenance facility,...

Computer System Eases DMV Lines
April 1, 2002
The California State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is in the process of converting 33 DMV offices to a state-of-the-art computer system much like...
Quick Tips
April 1, 2002
NSTA launches pilot testing of e-market The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has begun a one-year test of a program that allows cont...
Parent Volunteers on the School Bus?
April 1, 2002
What do you think of allowing parent volunteers to ride buses to help manage the students? I’m all for it, as long as background checks are done a...
Q&A: Leaving Students Out in the Cold
April 1, 2002
Transportation for students at the nation’s second largest school district, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), was seriously hampered in ear...

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