Richard Tackett, Author at School BUSRide


EQT Infrastructure acquires First Student and First Transit

FirstGroup plc (‘FirstGroup’ or the ‘Group’) is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of First Student and First Transit to EQT Infrastructure (the ‘Sale’), which was approved by FirstGroup shareholders on 27 May 2021. Completion follows the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to the Sale, as outlined in the circular to FirstGroup […]

School Bus Safety Company (SBSC) announces new training program for students in the Pre-K to Grade 2 age group

Jeff Cassell, President of SBSC, explained, “As an industry we do a really great job in providing safe school bus transportation, but there is one area we can do a far better job, teaching the students the safe practices when they are in the danger zones around school buses. The reason for this is that […]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Mike Martin on NAPT ACTS! The Road Show

The first NAPT ACTS!® The Road Show event will be held in Houston, TX on October 18 – 20, 2021. It is being developed collaboratively with the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation.  ACTS!® The Road Show will feature in-depth conversations on important issues among a limited number of first-come, first-served registrants.  Mike Martin, executive director […]

Due Dilligence with Drivers Pays Dividends

Operating Transportation Advisors and EZ-DrugTest out of Charlotte, Tom Holden cautions school districts to keep track of driver records, drugs and alcohol testing, and COVID exposures Tom Holden began his transportation career in 2002 as director of operations and general manager of Rose Chauffeured Transportation in Charlotte, North Carolina. For 16 years, he leads the […]

InterClean Equipment announces BuyBoard vendor contract

InterClean Equipment, one of the leading and sustainable, innovative commercial vehicle wash systems and water recycling pioneers in the world, today announced it has been awarded a contract with the BuyBoard, a purchasing cooperative, to increase the buying power of school districts and other public agencies for capital equipment. As a member company, InterClean will […]

Student Transportation of America promotes Shelly Hall to Senior Vice President of Health and Safety

Student Transportation of America (STA) announced today that Shelly Hall has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Health and Safety. Hall joined the Company in 2017 as Vice President of Safety and was tasked with leading the organization’s safety team throughout the United States and Canada. “I am very excited to announce the promotion […]

First electric buses equipped with BusPatrol safety technology hit the roads in Chesapeake

  In an industry first, BusPatrol has equipped electric buses with its suite of safety technology at Chesapeake Public Schools in Virginia. The School District recently upgraded its fleet with the addition of two new electric buses, as part of a sustainability initiative with Dominion Energy. The electric vehicles will be the first in the […]

BusPatrol launches academy to hire and train safety technology installers

  BusPatrol announces the launch of BusPatrol Academy, a one-week paid training and certification program for aspiring technicians. Attendees will learn how to modernize school buses with the company’s leading safety technology. The company is actively recruiting hundreds of Field Service Technicians to help outfit tens of thousands of buses with safety technology. BusPatrol has […]

Q&A: Dr. Kayne Smith, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

School BUSRide spoke with Dr. Kayne Smith, director of transportation at Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (ISD) in Houston, Texas, and president for the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation. Smith discussed the top issues facing pupil transportation in Texas, adjusting to post-COVID operations, the impact of virtual learning, and the benefits of information sharing. What are […]

Deer Park ISD Upgrades Field Trip Management to the Cloud

The Texas district recently moved its busHive Field Trip Software from a standalone app to the cloud The transportation department at Texas’ Deer Park Independent School District (ISD) transports more than 3,000 students per day with a fleet of 110 buses. In addition to daily routing, the district coordinates transportation and drivers for field trips, […]