LANSDALE, Pa. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) recently featured U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), a federal advocate for school bus safety, on its weekly podcast.
In honor of its 20th episode, the association invited Walorski on "The Bus Stop" to discuss her journey to Capitol Hill, as well as outline The Stop for School Buses Act of 2019 (H.R. 2218), according to a news release from NSTA.
As School Bus Fleet previously reported, Walorski and Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Calif.) introduced the Stop for School Buses Act in April to improve efforts to prevent illegal passing by directing the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a comprehensive review of existing laws and programs in all 50 states, recommend best practices, and create a nationwide public safety campaign.
NSTA launched “The Bus Stop,” on Aug. 28. Since then, the podcast has been listened to almost 500 times with significant growth of listenership over the past four months, according to the association. The podcast runs less than 20 minutes in duration and covers a variety of industry topics and trends, regulatory updates, and the latest school bus technology.
“We are pleased to offer podcasts as the newest benefit to our members,” said Curt Macysyn, NSTA's executive director. “The team at NSTA realizes that in today’s environment, work has become hectic, and podcasts are a convenient way to keep members abreast of timely topics, trends, and issues in the school transportation realm.”
In addition, the podcast features industry experts from federal agencies, bus manufacturers, and bus safety and technology companies. A new episode is released each week on Wednesday, along with the organization’s NSTA Membership Minute.
Listen to the episode featuring Walorski and previous episodes here.