Latest News Archives - School BUSRide


NAPT Spearheads Coalition Recommending Policy Changes to Address Driver Shortage

NAPT and more than a dozen other K-12 organizations recently sent a letter to US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttegieg conveying four specific recommendations for changes in federal policy to help abridge the current shortage of school bus drivers. Why it matters: NAPT and the other organizations believe the changes “will provide meaningful relief and […]

Melody Coniglio, CDPT, CSNT, and Kimberly Rentner win NAPT® elections

Coniglio, Director of Transportation for the Kenston (OH) Local Schools, received the most votes among the 3 candidates participating in the election for a new NAPT® Region 3 Director. Coniglio outpolled John Benish, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer of Cook-Illinois Corporation, and Katrina Falk, Director of Transportation for the Shelby Eastern (IN) Schools, to […]

Sacramento City Unified School District trials safety technology on school buses

  In an effort to assess pupil transportation safety and to tackle the problem of motorists illegally passing stopped school buses, Sacramento City Unified School District has partnered with BusPatrol to launch a pilot program. The district has equipped five of its buses with AI-powered stop-arm cameras to help deter drivers from illegally passing stopped […]

RideAlong to provide school transportation for Chicago Public Schools students

RideAlongNow Inc., a leader in safe and dependable transportation services for families, today announced that the company will provide student transportation for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). RideAlong’s solution offers an alternative to school bus transportation. Families in Chicago will be matched with dependable, safe drivers who will work with the school district and students’ caregivers […]

The School Bus Safety Company re-creates training course

The School Bus Safety Company announced today they have completely re-created and updated their training course – Transporting Students with Special Needs. The original course is used by thousands of school districts and was created over ten years ago. This new course is considerably improved and is built around a Safety Management System. A Safety […]

NASDPTS 2021 Annual Conference update

In a statement released to members, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) announced Monday that, due to the ongoing travel restrictions attendant to COVID-19, the organization’s in-person 2021 Annual Conference has been canceled and will instead take place virtually. For more information, visit NASDPTS.org.

IC BUS® awards scholarship recipients for 2021

  Today IC Bus® announced nine recipients of its annual IC Bus Scholarship. The scholarships, which are awarded to family members of IC Bus dealer employees, are a joint effort between IC Bus and its dealer network to demonstrate the company’s commitment to higher education in the communities where their employees live and work. Each awardee […]

New York City Council requires all school buses to be electric by 2035

The New York City Council passed a bill Thursday evening mandating that the city’s school bus fleet be fully electric by 2035. The bill passed with 44 votes in favor and one vote against. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the bill into law. The bill comes as New York City has embraced electric transportation […]

Treasury completes $2 billion in recovery fund payments to transportation businesses

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sent the final payments to recipients of funding provided through the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) program. Over 1,400 motorcoach, school bus, passenger vessel and pilotage companies representing all 50 states received grants – 93% of which are small businesses and more than 33% of which […]

National School Bus Safety Week focuses on danger zone awareness

  Each year during the third full week of October, communities across the nation celebrate National School Bus Safety Week. It’s an opportunity for the school transportation community in particular to talk about the value of the school bus and educate others about school bus safety. This year’s theme, “Be Safe, Know the Danger Zone,” […]