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Conference dispatch: postcards from Grand Rapids

October 28, 2013
Last week, industry officials convened in Grand Rapids, Mich., for the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS)...

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

September 27, 2013
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...

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

September 25, 2013
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...

How did you become a school transportation manager?

September 23, 2013
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...

Subs: Choosing the right drivers for the job
Subs: Choosing the right drivers for the job

September 19, 2013
Managers at school districts and bus companies say that they typically select these drivers from their existing pool of employees, and during the...

New Jersey district embraces new ideas and saves big
New Jersey district embraces new ideas and saves big

August 27, 2013
Medford Township Public Schools continually seeks out opportunities to grow its sustainability practices, reduce transportation costs and generate...

David Duke named Contractor of the Year
David Duke named Contractor of the Year

August 22, 2013
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...

Pros and cons of starting school before Labor Day

August 15, 2013
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...

More insight on safe bus stops

July 26, 2013
In the August 2013 issue of SBF, I wrote a feature titled “Tips and Tools to Select Safe Stops,” where pupil transportation officials from...

Tips and tools to select safe stops
Tips and tools to select safe stops

July 23, 2013
Pupil transporters recommend considering everything from whether to use mid-block stops or corner stops to avoiding situations where students must cross...

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