Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2016 covered stop-arm cameras, electric school buses, and student behavior management, among other topics.
Here are details on the five most-viewed features of the year.
1. Districts Put a Dent in Bus Passing With Stop-Arm Cameras
Combined with public education efforts, the camera systems have helped enhance student safety by deterring stop-arm running. Some school districts have cut violations by 50% or more. Read the full story here.
2. Can Electric School Buses Go the Distance?
The technology is proven, and the buses offer cheaper operating costs as well as zero emissions. Still, with scarce funding in many states and extremely cold winter temperatures, will the vehicles gain traction in the school transportation market? Read the full story here.
3. Balancing Rules, Fun Helps Drivers, Students Enjoy the Ride
Transportation directors and bus drivers agree: Adults lead by example. Maintaining authority and having fun with students begins by building relationships of compassion and mutual respect. Read the full story here.
4. Partnerships Are Path to Success for Pam McDonald
The longtime pupil transportation leader has helped strengthen the industry by building vital connections with colleagues and suppliers. Read the full story here.
5. How Perley A. Thomas Built a School Bus Dynasty
Past and current leaders of Thomas Built Buses discuss how play-inspiring streetcars, family legacies, and a timely switch to yellow bus manufacturing all figure in to the company’s compelling history. Read the full story here.