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Transfinder 2022 revenue soars to $29M

Transfinder Corp. reported $28.9 million in revenue in 2022, a 24 percent increase from $23.3 million in 2021, representing 25 years of consecutive year-over-year revenue growth. Transfinder, which provides school transportation management and logistics solutions to about 2,300 school districts throughout North America also landed 192 school districts as clients, with more than half (53 […]

Dearborn Public Schools hailed as Blue Bird’s first electric bus customer in Michigan

  Blue Bird Corporation, the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, has delivered its first electric school bus to Michigan. The state-of-the-art, zero-emission vehicle will serve Dearborn Public Schools and usher in a new era of clean student transportation for the school district. Dearborn Public Schools is the third largest school district in Michigan […]

Collins® delivers all-electric type A school bus to Colorado’s first all-electric fleet

  Collins Bus, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc. and an industry leader in manufacturing Type A School Buses, Multi-Function School Activity Buses (MFSAB), childcare buses and electric/alternative fuel buses has delivered an all-electric Type A school bus to Peak to Peak Charter School, which operates Colorado’s first all-electric school bus fleet. The K-12 charter public school, […]

EverDriven hires global leader in customer care

EverDriven Technologies, the leader in alternative student transportation for school districts nationwide, announced that Todd Provino has joined the company or team as Senior Vice President of Operations, responsible for building out operational efficiencies and expanding and developing the company’s internal and field operations teams. Provino has more than 20 years of experience in customer […]

Somers Central School District captures nearly 300 motorists illegally passing stopped school buses

BusPatrol and the Somers Central School District today released new data showing nearly 300 motorists that illegally passed a stopped school buses over a two-month period.  BusPatrol and the school district also released several videos of close encounters, providing the public a firsthand look into the dangerous driving behavior that routinely endangers young children when getting […]

NAPT® announces new Executive Director and CEO

The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT®) and the NAPT® Foundation today announced the appointment of a new Executive Director and CEO to lead the organizations into the future. “We are excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Molly McGee-Hewitt to serve as the new leader of our association and our foundation. I join with […]

EverDriven grows technical team to help enhance student transportation options

EverDriven, the leader in technology-enabled alternative student transportation for school districts nationwide, today announced the appointment of Sonu Kansal as the Chief Technology Officer. The hiring of Kansal comes as EverDriven continues to grow its technical prowess and advance its already robust platform to help districts meet challenges in student transportation today, and in the […]

NAPT seeks new Executive Director

  The National Association for Pupil Transportation and the NAPT Foundation have embarked on a nationwide search for an Executive Director who will succeed Michael (Mike) Martin, who led the organizations for some 27 years, and stepped down to pursue other professional activities especially in collaboration with NAPT. (see May 23 2022 Dispatch). This search for […]

OCR, OSERS release new guidance on disciplining students with disabilities

On July 19, 2022, OCR and OSERS jointly released new guidance focused on disciplining students with disabilities. You can find the guidance, factsheet, question and answers document and more here. A few key takeaways from the guidance are as follows—we encourage you to share this with your special education team and lawyers as well. The guidance states: A school’s […]

Zonar expands ecosystem of smart mobility solutions for pupil transportation with record growth

Zonar, the leader in smart fleet technology, today announced record sales growth of its pupil transportation solutions for the first half of 2022, at STN EXPO Reno. Through a combination of hardware and software offerings, Zonar’s smart fleet mobility solutions provide school districts with real-time, actionable data to increase school bus safety, efficiency, and accountability. […]