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Pembroke Central School District Utilizes Transfinder for Continued Transportation Success

Pembroke Central School District (PCSD) was honored with the inaugural Transfinder Top Transportation Teams award in June. The award was created by Transfinder in 2022 as a way to recognize the inspiring leadership demonstrated by schools facing the challenges brought on by COVID-19. One of only six districts to win the award, PCSD received the […]

Take Charge: Infrastructure, Charging, & Energy Storage

Fleet electrification is undoubtably a complex process, and with a seemingly exponential increase in grants and incentive programs, school districts with secured funding will now need to consider their next steps in planning a successful and seamless transition to a low- or zero-emissions future. You have secured funding. Now what? When it comes to implementing […]

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 […]

Exclusive Interview: Tim Ammon of Zonar

Zonar recently hired Tim Ammon as the new vice president & general manager of passenger services. With more than 20 years of experience in school transportation operations analysis, Ammon brings expertise in student safety protocols, cost management, organizational design, and technology use. School BUSRide spoke to Ammon about his experience in student transportation, his new […]

Dealing with Difficult People…

Last week during a call with member leaders, I heard frustration in their voices. As school started across the country, it appears we’ve come into a season of difficult people. Instead of fresh notebooks, sharpened pencils, fall colors, pumpkin spice, and homecoming games taking our attention, dealing with upset people has become a part of […]

TAPTCO debuts 6 programs for Safety Reminder Series

The Transit & Paratransit Company (TAPTCO) announced today the creation of a set of in-service training programs included in their new Safety Reminder Series. The series includes six video-based programs, training the following subjects: Safety Management System What is Safety? Preventing Accidents Preventing Intersection Accidents What’s In It for Me Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Jeff […]

School Bus Safety Company debuts 6 programs for Safety Reminder Series

The School Bus Safety Company announced today they have created a series of six safety programs in their new Safety Reminder Series. Each program is six to eight minutes in length and cover the following. Safety Management System What is Safety? Preventing Accidents Preventing Intersection Accidents What’s In It for Me Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety […]

Alternative student transportation: Is it right for your district?

As school districts nationwide grapple with the challenge of providing safe and reliable transportation for all of their students, many are exploring alternative strategies to optimize their resources. While the iconic yellow school bus remains the primary and traditional mode of transportation for most students, small-capacity vehicles offer a more flexible and cost-effective solution. These […]

Q&A: Jonathan Bentley, Pupil Transportation Safety Institute

For this in-depth Q&A, School BUSRide spoke with Jonathan Bentley, director of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI), a leading provider of resources and training for school bus drivers in support of their goal of the safe, efficient transportation of children. To learn more about the PTSI and its programs, please visit Please introduce […]

Optimism is a Good Thing!

One definition of ‘optimism’ I read refers to one’s confidence that the results of any situation will be mostly positive, good, or favorable.  In the school bus business, we approach every day with a sense of optimism.  For every day we are responsible for transporting 25 million children to school on our nearly half a […]