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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.

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6 Takeaways on the State of School Transportation

Child ridesharing company HopSkipDrive’s recent survey of pupil transporters and education professionals shows that COVID-19 is worsening driver shortage. Other pain points include school bus utilization and funding constraints.

What’s Really Causing the Decimation of the School Bus Industry

A Pennsylvania-based driver supervisor points out how, although the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a harsh blow to school bus companies and the industry in general, contract negotiations have been a growing challenge for years, as has a lack of support and respect for drivers.