Mike Martucci, who is running for the state Senate, says state funds for political campaigns should be used to help schools pay for COVID-19-related health and safety protocols and address driver shortage.
Known for his people skills, hard work, and uncanny ability to build effective teams, the senior vice president of National Express has played a key role in growing and improving school bus companies.
The number of districts starting school with online learning only rises as COVID-19 numbers increase. Pupil transporters are still having to deal with driver health concerns, student mask monitoring, and extra costs.
The studies would assess motorists’ knowledge of laws that prohibit passing stopped school buses and stop-arm camera effectiveness.
Winning entries in the 16th edition of School Bus Fleet’s Photo Contest showcase an appreciation for stunning natural scenery many aren’t seeing as buses have been idled. These shots were selected from 100 total entries by SBF staff.
McDonald, the director of transportation for Orange (Calif.) Unified School District, has devoted her career to improving pupil transportation at the local, state, and national levels.
Oliver, a transportation programs consultant for the California Department of Education, discusses the importance of a plan outlining details for identifying COVID-19 symptoms, considerations for special-needs students, and the state’s new online training.
The Student Transportation Aligned for Return To School Task Force will share information to help pupil transporters assess health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19.
School districts and bus companies focus on social distancing, PPE, and disinfecting plans while awaiting details on school restart as the pandemic continues.
Although COVID-19 cases in several states have risen significantly, causing a pullback on the reopening of recreational venues like restaurants and bars, schools fulfill an essential need, and access to education cannot be put aside.
The latest solutions include features that gather additional variables — such as social distancing — introduced by the pandemic, quickly cover “what-if” scenarios, and enhance communication efforts, suppliers say.
School Bus Fleet’s recent webinar, “Guidance on Compliance: Regulations and Mitigating Risk as Schools Reopen,” is now available online.
Marty Maier, the head mechanic at Hilton (N.Y.) Central School District, ends his career after 26 years. He came aboard after his dad retired.
The minimum fine for illegally passing a stopped school bus on the right side jumps from $200 to $400. Driver’s license suspension time also doubles in some cases.
The Type A school bus manufacturer has invested in a 115,000 square foot expansion to help expedite bus production.