Richard Tackett, Author at School BUSRide


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: NAPT Public Policy Committee

The NAPT Public Policy Committee is conducting important work by keeping members informed of legislation and policies that affect school transportation professionals, as well as crafting the association’s official stances on these issues. With the new year in full swing, the NAPT Public Policy Committee has endorsed several issues and policies that are vital to […]

Thinking About Electric School Buses?

  Know the ins and outs of charging Picture this: A school district didn’t plan ahead to provide adequate capacity for the district’s electric school bus (ESB) fleet. Now, that district is left revising an expensive new charging electrical infrastructure at its bus depot, leading to downtime, frustrated drivers, and rising costs down the road. […]

Love the Bus Month

For decades, pupil transportation professionals – from directors, to drivers, to routers, to mechanics, to trainers, and support staff operate quietly in the background, however, in February we are given the opportunity to publicly recognize these individuals. February marks the annual month-long celebration of Love the Bus, a time to show gratitude towards the dedicated […]

Forest River acquires Collins Bus, strengthening position as America’s premier shuttle and school bus builder

  Forest River Bus, LLC., a subsidiary of Forest River, Inc. and the nation’s leading shuttle bus and van manufacturer, proudly announces the acquisition of Collins Bus, one of America’s oldest and most successful school bus builders. Collins Bus, with a rich history spanning over 50 years, was founded in 1967 in Kansas City, Missouri, […]

Transfinder year end results: 2023 revenue up 23%

Transfinder Corp.’s streak of year-over-year revenue growth was extended to 26 following a record $35.4 million in revenue in 2023, a 23 percent increase from $28.9 million in 2022. Transfinder, which provides school transportation management and logistics solutions to more than 2,300 school districts throughout North America also added 164 school districts to its roster […]

How the South Colonie Central School District Succeeded in its Transportation Director Succession Planning

Succession planning is a vital process for all departments within a school district. It involves identifying and developing employees who have the potential to fill key leadership positions in the future. By investing in the development of employees, school districts can ensure a smooth transition of leadership and maintain continuity in their operations.  The South […]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: New NAPT Leadership

  The National Association for Pupil Transportation recently announced the results of its recently held elections for President-Elect, Region 4 Director, and Affiliate Director. Results were announced on the Trade Show floor at the Closing Business Meeting of the 46th Annual Conference in Columbus, OH, followed by an email announcement to all voting members. In […]

Q&A: Kristin Poland, PhD – Deputy Director, Office of Highway Safety, NTSB

Kristin Poland, PhD, is deputy director of the Office of Highway Safety at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). We spoke with her about her role in the NTSB, the organization’s key contributions to school bus safety, and how the NAPT can help support the NTSB’s mission. Please share with us a little bit about […]

National Association for Pupil Transportation Sees New Board Leadership

The National Association for Pupil Transportation is pleased to announce the results of its recently held elections for President-Elect, Region 4 Director, and Affiliate Director. Results were announced on the Trade Show floor at the Closing Business Meeting of the 46th Annual Conference in Columbus, OH, followed by an email announcement to all voting members. […]