Emma Green, Author at School BUSRide

Triad Community Unit School District #2 Works with Transfinder to Modernize Routing

Located about 20 minutes outside of St. Louis, Missouri, the Triad Community Unit School District, in Troy, Illinois, covers three local communities: Troy, Marine and St. Jacobs, providing transportation service to approximately 2,700 students within the seven school attendance centers. Triad’s transportation department is responsible for the daily operation for student transportation to and from […]

NAPT Member Spotlight: Candance Harris, CSPT

We spoke with Candance Harris, CSPT, transportation area manager for Chesterfield County Public Schools in Virginia. In addition to speaking about her recently completed CSPT certification, Harris detailed the unique challenges facing her district, and how the district is working to solve them. Please introduce yourself and tell us about your district I am Candance […]

NAPT Member Spotlight: Karen Middleton, CDPT

School BUSRide spoke with Karen Middleton, CDPT, director of transportation at Woodward Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her CDPT certification in 2023, and spoke with us about that experience, as well as the unique challenges her district faces. Please introduce yourself and tell us about your district. Woodward Academy is one of the largest […]

Pembroke Central School District Utilizes Transfinder for Continued Transportation Success

Pembroke Central School District (PCSD) was honored with the inaugural Transfinder Top Transportation Teams award in June. The award was created by Transfinder in 2022 as a way to recognize the inspiring leadership demonstrated by schools facing the challenges brought on by COVID-19. One of only six districts to win the award, PCSD received the […]

Danville Community School Corporation Upgrades Technology, Transforms Maintenance Processes with Servicefinder Installation

Located in a small rural area with a population of 2,700 students, Danville Community School Corporation in Danville, Indiana, is responsible for transporting well over half of the student body to and from campus every day. With 35 buses and 18 routes covering 86 square miles, the district’s transportation department needed reliable routing and management […]

Member Spotlight: Lee Livingston, Prince George County Public Schools

School BUSRide spoke with Lee Livingston, transportation director for Prince George County Public Schools in Prince George, Virginia. Livingston talked about his district’s most pressing challenges, his advice to other NAPT members, and how he views the organization’s strengths in 2023. Please introduce yourself and tell us about your district. My name is Lee Livingston […]

Watchung Hills RHS Keeps Students Safe and On-Track with Transfinder

As the transportation coordinator for Watchung Hills Regional High School District in Warren, New Jersey, Janice Ortiz wears many hats. Organizing routes, supervising drivers, coordinating trips and special ed transportation services, and processing aid for high school and K through 8 non-public student transportation, all over three separate towns. For Ortiz, having effective and efficient […]

White Bear Lake Area Schools Upgrades Trip and Payroll Management

As the director of transportation for White Bear Lake Area Schools, in in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, Mike Turitto is responsible for a district transportation department running approximately 100 daily routes and serving over 3,400 bus stop locations within a 45 square mile district. Between 12 different schools, Turitto’s department runs hundreds of trips in […]

Know the ABCs and DEFs of Electric Vehicles

As we continue to see a nationwide shift toward “clean transportation,” understanding the challenges and opportunities associated with the deployment of zero-emission buses (ZEB) has become increasingly vital in ensuring a successful transition.  Backed by nearly $1 billion in grants, school districts buying electric buses now need to consider their next steps: re-designing depots for […]

Clayton SD Realizes Efficiencies in Trip Scheduling

Located just west of St. Louis in Clayton, Missouri, the Clayton School District (SD) is home to three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. In addition to daily routing, the district coordinates transportation and drivers for field trips, sporting events, and other extra-curricular activities.  “We’re a small school district, but for a […]