Emma Green, Author at School BUSRide

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 […]

Durand Area Schools Keeps Students on Track with Transfinder

Home to a large railroad depot and an influx of freight trains, blocked roads and bus delays are a common occurrence for Durand Area Schools in Durand, Michigan, often resulting in scheduling lags and concerned calls from parents.  “Buses are held up all the time because these trains are so long that when they come […]

Lee’s Summit Adapts and Evolves to New Challenges

Just southeast of Kansas City, Lee’s Summit School District spans 117 square miles serving nearly 19,000 students, with 14,000 utilizing school transportation services on a daily basis. The district accommodates anywhere from 5,000 to 6,000 field trips and sporting events a year, covering approximately 2 million miles, and operating with a staff of just 220, […]

Q&A: Elisa Hanley, Kentucky Department of Education

School BUSRide spoke with Elisa Hanley, branch manager with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), about the most pressing issues in her state; how the Kentucky Department of Education responded to 2020’s challenges, and her thoughts regarding the best path forward. What are the most pressing issues facing student transportation in Kentucky? The number one […]