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Strategic Plan Will Pave the Way to Yellow Bus’s Future

Strategic Plan Will Pave the Way to Yellow Bus’s Future

As the industry gets more experience managing post-pandemic operations, it has seen what changes will become the new normal. To that end, the National School Transportation Association is forming a strategic plan that will guide it over the next few years and beyond.

Getting Back to Full Speed: What Do You Need?

Getting Back to  Full Speed: What  Do You Need?

Momentum is growing to return to full operation. For pupil transporters, that means addressing potentially greater driver shortage, factoring in the added responsibilities of sanitizing the buses — possibly as a permanent practice — and returning to managing more staff members in person.

Change Charging Ahead Despite Pandemic

Change Charging Ahead Despite Pandemic

Despite the challenges we still face brought about by COVID-19, school bus fleet electrification just keeps ramping up. Meanwhile, there is new leadership at one of the top national pupil transportation associations.

Signs of Hope as We Brave a New Year

Signs of Hope as We Brave a New Year

Whether through advocacy or technology, in easy or tough times, success comes down to the incredibly dedicated people of this industry to bring us beyond hope and help all schoolchildren safely access an education every day.

Will the Vaccine Open More School Bus Doors in 2021?

Will the Vaccine Open More School Bus Doors in 2021?

John Benish Jr., the National School Transportation Association's president, hopes the COVID-19 vaccine will provide a level of comfort for parents and school employees — including bus drivers — that would allow more schools to reopen for in-person learning.

School Bus Drivers Are Vital to Educational Equity

The National School Transportation Association has petitioned for school bus drivers to be made...

The National School Transportation Association has petitioned for school bus drivers to be made a high priority for phased allocation of COVID-19 vaccines. The association's president stresses that without a healthy and plentiful workforce of drivers, more children may be forced into less safe ways to get to school.