Sacramento Regional Transit waives fares in an effort to decrease truancy and eliminate obstacles for young people to get to school, afterschool activities, sports, clubs, and jobs.
The Foster Youth School Stability Transportation pilot tests three methods for transporting over 1,000 students to their school of origin: school bus routes, paying caregivers, and a public-private partnership with the child ridesharing service.
A school bus fit for a fiesta, a driver who appears on Good Morning America, and Washington’s first electric school bus are among the standout photos from School Bus Fleet's website and Snapshots department in recent issues.
Children’s ridesharing companies are offering more than just home-to-school transportation. The service also proves helpful for a variety of school trips, tackling bus driver shortage, and helping schools save on transportation costs.
Cummins, which produces the drivetrains in Blue Bird’s electric buses, is investing $500 million in electrification over three years as part of an effort to support California customers.
In addition to Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, the children’s ridesharing company will now provide transportation to schools in Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego; Miami; Phoenix; Dallas; Chicago; Seattle; and Washington, D.C.
Florence Unified School District #1 and Boyertown Area School District partner with technology solutions supplier CalAmp to roll out the “Here Comes the Bus” app on their buses.
Although we all agree that the motoring public needs to be more cautious, bus drivers can also help mitigate the number of dangerous incidents by following safe and consistent loading and unloading practices.
A California driver trainer details safe practices for loading and unloading. Those include executing steps consistently, practicing precise timing with lights and the door, and escorting students as they cross roadways.
Sabine Konrad, a driver instructor for Visalia Unified School District, demonstrates some key steps designed to boost safety when crossing students in the loading and unloading process used by the state.
The school bus manufacturer's Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric bus receives certification and eligibility for grant funding from two California agencies.
The new buses are part of the California Energy Commission's $94 million school bus replacement program to help pupil transportation providers replace more than 200 diesel school buses throughout the state.
Submissions to our annual photo contest provide yet more evidence of the fact that the pupil transporter is so much more than “just a bus driver.” There are so many talented people — and not just drivers — in this profession.