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Cover Story - February 2019

Q&A: Trish Reed Sees Rise in Alt-Fuel Bus Sales, Safety Tech Demand

By: Nicole Schlosser

The IC Bus vice president and general manager shares details on the manufacturer’s growing list of bus offerings and sales, and an anticipated increase in demand for safety technology.

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Photo courtesy Frederick County (Md.) Public Schools
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Getting School Bus Drivers, Aides Involved in the IEP Process

While it may not be ideal for transportation staff to be involved in every step of the Individualized Education Program process, it is essential for them to communicate with parents and related service staff to acquire information that may directly impact a student’s safe travel to and from school.

Some school transportation departments have found that children’s rideshare services, such as HopSkipDrive, can offer flexible scheduling and more efficiency when serving students with special needs, and those who are homeless or in foster care.
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How Ridesharing Can Meet a Variety of Student Needs

Children’s rideshare services can offer scheduling flexibility, quick response time, and more efficient use of resources when serving homeless, foster care, and special-needs students. Factors to consider are budget and coordination between multiple parties.

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