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Shelby Eastern Schools implements best routing processes with Transfinder

Thirty miles east of Indianapolis, with 1,150 students split between two elementary schools and two combination junior high schools, Shelby Eastern Schools provides transportation to approximately 950 students each day across 18 bus routes. When Katrina Falk, director of transportation, arrived at Shelby Eastern Schools, she was not a stranger to implementing best routing practices.  […]

United Safety Brings Active Air Purification to School Transportation

By Richard G Tackett In March 2020, when the nation braced for the impact of COVID-19, school bus ridership plummeted as parents became fearful of contagion and public viral spread. Almost immediately after lockdowns began, the United Safety & Survivability Corporation began exploring technologies which could help combat the ridership losses and restore public faith […]

Transfinder CARES Act expires Dec. 31, 2020

Transfinder Corp. has released its own CARES Act designed to help schools overcome budgetary challenges caused by the pandemic by reducing the cost to access its award-winning software and deferring payments until July 2021. CARES stands for Client Aid Relief for (r)Evolutionary Software. For as little as $4,995, districts can get started with Transfinder’s industry […]

Donation helps keep Jefferson County elementary students warm

Vehicle Service Group (VSG) is helping students in Jefferson County, Indiana school districts stay warm this winter by donating hats and gloves to every elementary student in the county. The donation was part of VSG’s effort to give back for Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement encouraging people and organizations to transform their communities. The […]

AMF-Bruns announces winner of its 3rd annual National Special-Needs School Bus Driver Of The Year award

  AMF-Bruns of America, global leader in wheelchair and occupant securement since 1958, is pleased to announce Elaine Hernsberger, Special Needs Bus Driver, as the winner of the 3rd annual AMF-Bruns National Special-Needs School Bus Driver Of The Year award. She works for the Hays CISD in Uhland, Texas. Elaine improves the riding experience of […]

Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges With Yesterday’s Funding

By Tim Ammon Congratulations: you are making it through the pandemic. Now you get the opportunity to begin thinking about how the pandemic-related economic disruption will start impacting your budget. You will be doing this in the context of school re-starts, expanding service expectations, and pent-up frustrations with lockdowns, shutdowns, and schedule changes. Faced with […]

New York Association Steps Up Advocacy

As professionals, we sometimes need to take things into our own hands and work together to make things happen.  Often that’s how things actually get done in our world. Many of our state associations are engaged in advocacy for school bus legislation and funding.  One of the states that has been active in advocating for […]

NAPT® is launching NAPT ACTS!

By Emma Green The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) is co-launching an educational streaming service with the Center for Effective School Operations’ (CESO) Rethink EDU platform. The new web portal will provide school transportation and education-related content created to help manage the current and future challenges of K-12 transportation. Over the next 40 weeks, […]

School district adopts school bus tracking, contact tracing and fleet management solutions

  CalAmp, a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, today announced that another North Carolina community has adopted its award-winning school bus technology. The Iredell-Statesville School District joins more than a dozen other North Carolina school districts by onboarding CalAmp’s powerful technology to help its schools more intelligently manage the threat of […]

Collision avoidance solution now available on Blue Bird school buses

Blue Bird and Safety Vision have partnered together to further increase the safety of the yellow school bus in the form of Mobileye®, a widely-used passive collision avoidance solution that helps to prevent accidents. The program works by combining Safety Vision’s 360-degree camera, which gives the driver a complete view around the exterior of the […]