Richard Tackett, Author at School BUSRide

Durham School Services expands partnership with Duval County Public Schools

  Durham School Services (DSS), a leader in student transportation, is proud to announce that it will be servicing Duval County Public Schools’ Geographical Service Area (GSA) 1 students starting August of 2024 for the next five years. Durham School Services currently serves GSA 3, and now, together with GSA 1, will operate over 400 […]

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. […]

IC Bus Reveals the Next Generation of the CE Series

More Than ‘Just a Bus’ In July, IC Bus introduced not only their first product refresh in about 20 years, but shared a look into a strategy that will lead them into the future, focused on accelerating the impact of sustainable mobility and being an unparalleled partner of choice in the school bus industry. The […]

Quickstart Guide to Electric School Bus Electrification

School transportation plays a pivotal role in providing reliable mobility to communities and reducing traffic congestion and pollution. The advancement of Electric Vehicle (EV) technology has now made it possible for even school buses to run their routes without gasoline, aligning with the goal of sustainable public transportation. Transitioning to electric school buses offers a […]

Member Spotlight: Alicia Williams, Waukegan School District 60

In this month’s NAPT Member Spotlight, we spoke to Alicia Williams, manager of transportation and child nutrition for Waukegan School District 60 in Waukegan, Illinois. Please introduce yourself and tell us about your district My name is Alicia Williams. I am the manager of transportation and child nutrition for Waukegan School District 60. We are […]


School BUSRide spoke with Adam Ruder, of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Ruder is the director for NYSERDA’s Clean Transportation group. The Clean Transportation group focuses on developing and demonstrating new technologies, policies, and business models that support three key focus areas: electric vehicles, public transportation, and mobility management. Visit […]

Los Fresnos Routes, Tracks Buses with Transfinder

Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District (Los Fresnos CISD) is located about 20 minutes from the Mexican border, covering nearly 487 square miles and about 10,700 students. As a heavily rural area spread over a vast region of South Texas, the Los Fresnos transportation department is faced with transporting students over long routes and dark […]

Region 4 in Houston area picks Transfinder

Region 4 Education Service Center, located in Houston, Texas, is pioneering a new approach to assisting member districts with their transportation needs by selecting Transfinder’s award-winning Routefinder PLUS and servicing districts that are implementing the solution. Behind this innovative approach is Jack Mann, Region 4 Director of Business and Operations Solutions. Mann, prior to working […]

Official School BUSRide Road Test: Blue Bird Vision Electric Bus

Although Blue Bird’s all-electric Type C school bus launched in 2019, the manufacturer is no stranger to electric vehicles (EVs). The company rolled out its first electric bus nearly 30 years and has closely monitored and developed the technology since then. With the latest iteration of the Vision Electric, Blue Bird said it has struck […]

Member Spotlight: Jennifer Durno, Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities

For this month’s NAPT Member Spotlight, School BUSRide spoke with Jennifer Durno, director of transportation for the Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities in Niles, Ohio. Please introduce yourself and tell us about your district. I am Jennifer Durno, this is my 19th year in pupil transportation. I am currently working for the Trumbull County […]