Richard Tackett, Author at School BUSRide

Transfinder Top Transportation Teams announced

Six school districts from across North America have won the second-annual Top Transportation Teams award, including one school district that took home the prize last year. In addition, a bus contractor has received the first Honorable Mention. Winners are located in five states, literally from coast to coast. Like last year, the winners have been […]

Safe Fleet® unveils Stop Arm Violation Enforcement System (SAVES™) at FAPT Conference

Safe Fleet, a leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, announced the launch of its groundbreaking Stop Arm Violation Enforcement System (SAVES) last week at the Florida Association for Pupil Transportation Annual Conference. Set to transform school bus safety, SAVES leverages advanced AI technology to capture and process stop-arm violations with unparalleled accuracy, providing […]

Wilson School District Tracks Service with Transfinder

Wilson School District, located in Berks County of northeastern Pennsylvania, operates approximately 75 runs per day with a mix of 72 passenger vehicles, vans, mini-buses, and a mid-size CDL vehicle. The transportation department services between 3,700 and 4,200 students (depending on the sport season) between a high school, two middle schools, and five elementary schools. […]

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Cindy Dettling, School District 60 of British Columbia

Cindy Dettling, School District 60 of British Columbia School BUSRide spoke with Cindy Dettling, transportation supervisor for School District 60 in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada. She offered her insights on how road maintenance affects pupil transportation, and about what her NAPT membership means for her professional development. Please introduce yourself and tell us […]

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Stephanie Walker, Habersham County Board of Education

Stephanie Walker, Habersham County Board of Education School BUSRide spoke with Stephanie Walker, transportation coordinator at Habersham County Board of Education in Georgia, about her district, as well as her completion of all four NAPT certification categories, including Certified Director of Pupil Transportation (CDPT), Certified Supervisor of Pupil Transportation (CSPT), Certified Pupil Transportation Specialist (CPTS) […]

Member Spotlight: Joshua Griffin, Petersburg City Public Schools

  Joshua Griffin is transportation supervisor for Petersburg City Public Schools in Virginia. School BUSRide spoke with him about his district, his recent certifications, and his advice for his peers in the pupil transportation industry. Please introduce yourself and tell us about your district. I started driving in 2006 in Caroline County, Virginia. From there, […]

Free training program to prevent danger zone child fatalities

  The School Bus Safety Company announced today that they have completely re-created and updated their training course – Preventing Danger Zone Accidents. Starting in 2010 and again in 2015 and 2018, The School Bus Safety Company (SBSC) updated and improved their training program – Preventing Danger Zone Accidents. SBSC provided copies of these training […]

EverDriven Technologies welcomes Danielle Press as Chief Growth Officer

  EverDriven Technologies, the nation’s leading provider of technology-enabled, supplemental student transportation, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Danielle Press as its new Chief Growth Officer. Danielle brings a wealth of expertise to the EverDriven team with an extensive background in driving growth for B2B and technology companies by developing and implementing innovative sales […]

Santa Cruz City Schools Prepares to Deploy All-Electric Type-A Buses by RIDE

Santa Cruz City Schools is somewhat unique in the state of California, in that it is comprised of two school districts governed by a single school board. Consisting of three high schools, two middle schools, four elementary schools, a continuation school, and charter school in Santa Cruz County, its transportation department also handles special needs/special […]


School BUSRide spoke with Kamin Samuel, PhD, an International Rapid Business Transformation Coach, about her thoughts on the state of the pupil transportation industry. Samuel will be the opening keynote speaker at NAPT ACTS, the 47th annual NAPT conference and trade show, this October. Kamin Samuel, PhD, is an international Rapid Transformation Business Advisor and […]