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Zonar Helps Schools Adjust to the New Normal

The scope of students being transported to school  is evolving every day in the wake of COVID-19. As schools slowly return to holding in-person classes under new guidelines, the act of going to school will be far from what was previously considered “normal.” In a post-COVID world, buses are not operating every day. Some routes […]

IC Bus announces ultra-low NOx propane engine offering for CE Series school bus

IC Bus announced in October the availability of a new 8.8 liter ultra-low nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions propane engine for its CE Series school bus. The engine, which was produced and purpose-built for the school bus industry as a collaboration between IC Bus and Power Solutions International (PSI), recently received certification from the U.S. Environmental […]

Industry advocates question why CERTS Act is being ignored

The National School Transportation Association (NSTA), American Bus Association (ABA), United Motorcoach Association (UMA), and Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) are asking why the bi-partisan Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Act (S 4150/HR 7642) is being ignored as discussions continue on Capitol Hill on the next stimulus package. The coalition released the following statement: […]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: NTSB Vice-Chairman Bruce Landsberg

Bruce Landsberg, vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), spoke with NAPT® and School BUSRide about maintaining the school bus industry’s vital safety culture amid the challenges of COVID-19. Landsberg also discussed the NATP’s ambitious Zip. Zero. Nada. None. campaign, as well as the critical role which safety technology and training will play […]

NYAPT calls for bus drivers’ tax credit, electrification of NY school buses

  The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) is advocating in 2021 for two major initiatives in New York: New York State Tax Credit to address school bus driver shortage: The school bus driver shortage is reaching critical levels in New York. The initial cost of becoming a licensed school bus driver in New […]

Embracing Change in Pupil Transportation

I remember my first school bus run in 1989; my heart beating from the anticipation of transporting students for the first ti me while double clutching and shifting my way to second gear. I remember approaching the bus stop on Gerber Road in Elk Grove, California. I opened the door, loaded students, watched their smiles, […]

Building a New Transportation Center Requires a Multi-Tiered Approach

If you have ever dreamed of building a new transportation center, there are many things you and your team need  to consider before putting pen to paper. This article will highlight some of the lessons we learned in building our new facility in 2019. Key areas to consider include studies, committees, needs vs. wants, concepts, […]

A Case for Updating Policies and Procedures for Transporting Children with Disabilities

The onset of COVID-19 brought about an unanticipated rapid request for assistance, regarding the provision of related-service transportation for children with disabilities under pandemic circumstance. Instantaneously, this became a hot topic for transportation and special education personnel. How to address transportation for these children with disabilities with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) continues to remain a […]

Focus on Reinvention as Children Return to School

COVID has created myriad disruptions to normal school transportation, but one of the most impactful is how much the pandemic has disrupted transportation for children in all grades, all socioeconomic classes, and all district types. While we understand the immediate term impact of this disruption, the longer-term effect on both student development and district operations […]

ASBC Campaign Promotes Health and Safety Benefits of Yellow School Buses

The six stalwart industry organizations that comprise the coalition known as the American School Bus Council (ASBC) have recently launched a multi-media marketing and public relations campaign to promote the health and safety benefits of the iconic yellow school bus. The campaign highlights new protocols that have been widely implemented during the pandemic, like increased […]