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Bus Guardian Helps Schools Safely Return Students to Classrooms

CalAmp, a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, and its subsidiary Synovia Solutions, introduced Bus Guardian in summer 2020, a suite of digital solutions designed to help schools more safely and confidently return students to their classrooms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made contact tracing one of the government’s […]

Industry Associations Step Up

Curt Macysyn, executive director of the National School Transportation Association, details why collaboration between associations is critical for the industry’s post-COVID recovery As the country prepared itself for the impact of an international pandemic, student transportation became adversely impacted, as parents and education officials alike became concerned over their children’s exposure to contagion and public […]

School Transportation Must Develop a PEACE Plan

As we start a new year, the one thing I think we all desire is peace. We just came off a holiday season where many of the songs are about peace. Peace is defined as “freedom from disturbance; a state of security; freedom from oppressive thoughts or emotions.” Through much of 2020 I spoke about […]


This month, the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) co-launched an educational streaming service with the Center for Effective School Operations’ (CESO) RethinkEDU platform – NAPT ACTS! School BUSRide spoke with Lance Libengood, president, and Luke Frederick , director of innovation, of CESO about the new service, its aim to put NAPT members back in […]

Changes in Government Leadership 2021: How We Are Affected

As a new president transitions to the Oval Office, many pieces must be put in place by the new administration in a coordinated fashion. One of the critical steps that must be handled effectively and efficiently is the appointment of key staff members, including Cabinet Secretaries and other agency leadership. While school transportation is not […]

Carroll County secures real-time communications with GPSLockbox and FirstNet

With the responsibility of moving more than 24,000 students each day in Maryland, safe and reliable communication is of paramount concern to transportation officials at Carroll County Public Schools. This year, despite COVID-19, the district’s transportation department began a major initiative to upgrade its communications system – which previously relied on drivers using traditional consumer […]

The Next, Next Big Challenge

In my past few columns, I have written about the challenges transportation directors are likely to face over the next 12 to 18 months. These included continuing to respond to the pandemic through the 2021 school year, and the emerging budget challenges that districts will begin having to address. Add the fact that it is […]

New York governor announces initiatives to electrify transit buses

In a release, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced: “A series of initiatives to increase the number of electric buses in New York as part of the State’s efforts to mitigate climate change, create healthier communities, improve air quality, and boost access to clean transportation in underserved communities. Specifically, this effort includes $16.4 million in […]

Blink Charging announces reseller agreement with Lion Electric

Blink Charging Co. (Blink), a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, announced today that it has entered into a reseller agreement with The Lion Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of zero-emission buses and trucks. Under the reseller agreement, Lion Electric, as an innovative manufacturer of purpose-built all-electric medium […]

Twin Rivers receives 10 additional all-electric school buses

The Lion Electric Company (Lion), an innovative manufacturer of purpose-built all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, is proud to announce today that the company has delivered 10 all-electric LionC school buses to the Twin Rivers Unified School District in Sacramento, California. With these new buses, Twin Rivers is now operating the largest zero-emission school bus […]