At the Oregon Pupil Transportation Association event, I saw firsthand how vital these summer conferences are for the success of our industry.

When school’s out for summer, it’s time to learn

Soon after the school year ends, many pupil transporters take a “busman’s holiday”: They attend an industry conference. So while most students have set aside their books for the summer, school transportation professionals take some time to focus on learning. I saw this firsthand …

This bicycle-bus safety awareness poster and others like it can be ordered from Salem-Keizer Public Schools' auxiliary services department. Go to

Salem-Keizer launches cyclist safety campaign, cuts idling by 60%

Salem-Keizer (Ore.) Public Schools staff members collaborated with a local cyclist, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon Bike Racing Association on a bicycle-bus safety awareness poster to educate bus drivers. Meanwhile, the fleet, safety and facilities team was able to cut idling by nearly two-thirds last year, and the transportation team reduced accidents by 59%.

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