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Conference dispatch: postcards from Grand Rapids

Last week, industry officials convened in Grand Rapids, Mich., for the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) and...

Yellow bus laws: Is driver's ed doing enough?

I’ve often asked myself why you should have to educate the public on school bus safety laws. I’ve always believed it’s something that peopl...

Yellow bus laws: Is driver's ed doing enough?

I’ve often asked myself why you should have to educate the public on school bus safety laws. I’ve always believed it’s something that peopl...

How did you become a school transportation manager?

We have heard both sides of the coin: Working as a school bus driver first and making your way up the ranks gives you invaluable experience and perspective a...

Subs: Choosing the right drivers for the job

Subs: Choosing the right drivers for the job

Managers at school districts and bus companies say that they typically select these drivers from their existing pool of employees, and during the application...

New Jersey district embraces new ideas and saves big

New Jersey district embraces new ideas and saves big

Medford Township Public Schools continually seeks out opportunities to grow its sustainability practices, reduce transportation costs and generate revenue, w...

David Duke named Contractor of the Year

David Duke named Contractor of the Year

The CEO of National Express Corp. refocuses the company on its core values and oversees an acquisition that increases the fleet to more than 20,000 school bu...

Pros and cons of starting school before Labor Day

With the 2013-14 school year started for many people, I am reminded of my own days in school. When I was a kid, we started after Labor Day. In doing research...

More insight on safe bus stops

In the August 2013 issue of SBF, I wrote a feature titled “Tips and Tools to Select Safe Stops,” where pupil transportation officials from operat...

Tips and tools to select safe stops

Tips and tools to select safe stops

Pupil transporters recommend considering everything from whether to use mid-block stops or corner stops to avoiding situations where students must cross a bu...

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