Every February, people across the U.S. share why they love the big yellow school bus.  -  Photo: Canva/School Bus Fleet

Every February, people across the U.S. share why they love the big yellow school bus.

Photo: Canva/School Bus Fleet

Love the Bus Month is here! Every February, people across America take time to reflect on the importance of the yellow school bus in their communities. Whether it’s because the bus continues to serve children rain or shine, or because it’s a bright yellow beacon for students as they stand at their bus stop in the morning, people have a lot of love for the bus.

 -  Photo: Canva

Photo: Canva

Here’s what leaders of national school bus organizations had to say when School Bus Fleet asked them why they love the big yellow bus.

 

Molly McGee-Hewitt  -

Molly McGee-Hewitt

“I think Love the Bus month is a fantastic way for our members to celebrate the profession! School busses are one of the most iconic symbols in education. This celebration enables us to honor and celebrate the outstanding work of school transportation personnel and the outstanding safety record of our industry. Whether it is home to school transportation, extracurricular services or services to our special education students, local district busses safely and efficiently transport students every day!”

-Molly McGee-Hewitt, Ph.D., CAE
Executive Director and CEO, National Association for Pupil Transportation

 

 

Tim Flood  -

Tim Flood

"What endures with me is the how the bus ride in the morning can really shape how a child’s day starts out as well as some of the tremendously positive interactions and relationships between driver and students that have occurred."

-Tim Flood
Executive Vice President, The Trans Group

 

 

 

Curt Macysyn  -

Curt Macysyn

"We love the yellow bus because it provides access to education for so many students. The positive bonds that schoolchildren form while traveling on a yellow bus often last a lifetime."

-Curt Macysyn
Executive Director, National School Transportation Association

 

 

 

 

Ronna Weber  -

Ronna Weber

“The iconic yellow school bus is the safest form of transportation on the road today and school bus drivers receive countless hours of training to ensure each school bus is operated as safely as possible. We celebrate the safety of the school bus and all school bus drivers who ensure every child is safely transported to and from school every day.”

-Ronna Weber
Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services

 

 

 -  Photo: Canva

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Christy Grimes

Christy Grimes

Senior Editor

Christy Grimes is a Senior Editor at Bobit, working on Automotive Fleet and Government Fleet publications. She has also written for School Bus Fleet.

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