File photo courtesy Newport Mesa (Calif.) USD
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20 Questions (and Answers) on MAP-21

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act includes new transportation regulations that will soon impact training requirements for school bus drivers, with a compliance deadline of Feb. 7, 2020. Here, School Bus Safety Co. shares responses to common questions.

Florence (Ariz.) Unified School District #1 honors drivers during an annual recognition luncheon and includes students and other transportation staff members. Photo courtesy Florence (Ariz.) Unified School District
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10 Tips for Boosting School Bus Driver Morale

Enhancing driver satisfaction is key to developing a more cohesive and supportive workplace. Here, we share 10 tips for promoting positive driver engagement, from team-building activities to training resources that can help drivers do their job more effectively.

Pam McDonald, director of transportation for Orange (Calif.) Unified School District, shown second row wearing purple, is in the midst of succession planning. She expects all staff members to mentor promising employees.
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Districts Help School Bus Drivers Climb the Career Ladder

As Baby Boomers leave the workforce, other pupil transportation staff will have more opportunities to advance. Many school districts provide education, training, and mentorship — investments that pay off in employee retention and satisfaction.

As part of a campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking, Gwinnett County (Ga.) Public Schools supplied and wrapped 72 of its buses, each intended to represent 50 of the 3,600 children who are trafficked in the state each year.
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The Problem Too Big to Ignore

Pupil transportation's commitment to raise awareness of trafficking is a good reminder of how connected drivers are to their communities, and how crucial they can be to stopping or even preventing these crimes.

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New Transportation Technology Tools for 2019

Illuminated safety products, driver training solutions, a video surveillance system, and an artificial intelligence-powered stop arm are just some of the options to look for in the new year.

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