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Modernizing Student Transportation for Adaptability While Preserving Safety Standards

In the effort to continue educational access for students across the United States, student transportation as an industry has shifted to become more inclusive of small-capacity vehicles. Adapting to the needs of today’s students requires a departure from strictly using the traditional school bus model, allowing districts greater flexibility in both routing and catering to […]

Love the Bus Month

For decades, pupil transportation professionals – from directors, to drivers, to routers, to mechanics, to trainers, and support staff operate quietly in the background, however, in February we are given the opportunity to publicly recognize these individuals. February marks the annual month-long celebration of Love the Bus, a time to show gratitude towards the dedicated […]

The Connected Bus

Maintaining a fleet of buses is a full-time job, with everyone from school bus manufacturers to supervisors constantly seeking effective ways to increase oversight and reduce unplanned downtime. Thanks to our increasingly connected world of people, vehicles, and transportation systems, solutions like remote diagnostics are now providing bus fleets with data and insights that can […]

Happy Love the Bus Month!

February, oh February! It’s like the month was made for spreading love – be it through our Bus Love Campaign or the romantic vibes of Valentine’s Day. This month totally owns my heart! The idea that we spend an entire month celebrating our bus drivers, routers, trainers, mechanics, support staff, and directors is amazing. Thank […]

Forest River acquires Collins Bus, strengthening position as America’s premier shuttle and school bus builder

  Forest River Bus, LLC., a subsidiary of Forest River, Inc. and the nation’s leading shuttle bus and van manufacturer, proudly announces the acquisition of Collins Bus, one of America’s oldest and most successful school bus builders. Collins Bus, with a rich history spanning over 50 years, was founded in 1967 in Kansas City, Missouri, […]

Transfinder year end results: 2023 revenue up 23%

Transfinder Corp.’s streak of year-over-year revenue growth was extended to 26 following a record $35.4 million in revenue in 2023, a 23 percent increase from $28.9 million in 2022. Transfinder, which provides school transportation management and logistics solutions to more than 2,300 school districts throughout North America also added 164 school districts to its roster […]

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2024!

This year has started with a roar! I don’t think there is anywhere in the USA that has not been impacted by some type of weather issues. As I write this, we are setting freezing temperatures, and I am looking out at snow covered grounds. My thoughts go out to all our members who are […]

In Case of Emergency

No one wants to break the glass, or reach for the red book, or the red files, or whatever system you use (hoping you have a system) to identify the procedures to follow in the event of an emergency. As we have seen dozens of times since the start of school, having systems and procedures […]

How the South Colonie Central School District Succeeded in its Transportation Director Succession Planning

Succession planning is a vital process for all departments within a school district. It involves identifying and developing employees who have the potential to fill key leadership positions in the future. By investing in the development of employees, school districts can ensure a smooth transition of leadership and maintain continuity in their operations.  The South […]

Securing the Future: Transforming School Bus Safety

In the realm of student transportation, the school bus has long been a symbol of safety and reliability. This image is particularly significant when considering the transportation of the student population that require wheelchairs. At Q’Straint, it is our unwavering commitment to ensure these students receive the highest standard of safety, paralleling the safety measures […]