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Durham School Services and Northwest R-1 School District in Missouri extend trusted partnership

  Durham School Services, a leader in student transportation, and its partner Northwest R-1 School District, are delighted to continue their partnership for the next three years starting this July. Durham will run a total of 71 routes for Northwest R-1 School District with its fleet of 84 buses. Durham has served the students of […]

Alternative student transportation companies team up to streamline touting and logistics for districts

EverDriven Technologies, the leader in technology-enabled alternative student transportation for school districts nationwide, announced a new alliance with School Bus Logistics (SBL) to provide a comprehensive suite of logistics and routing services to schools and districts. Together, SBL & EverDriven will analyze and optimize routes for busing and small capacity vehicles, which will enable all drivers and […]

How Artificial Intelligence Can Enhance School Bus Safety

Are school transportation professionals uninformed about Artificial Intelligence? There is much debate about Artificial Intelligence (AI).  On one side of the debate, you hear about existential risk, and on the other side, you hear about the endless possibilities—for example, those advocating unrestricted AI talk about how AI can enhance our economies. Conversely, some fear AI […]

Managing Up…

In most leadership or management classes, a great deal of emphasis is placed on managing people. The people in question are almost always your direct reports or those you directly supervise. However, very little attention is paid to how you collaborate with your peers, and even less emphasis is put on how to “manage up.” […]

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Aaron Tronstad, Waynesville R-VI School District

School BUSRide spoke with Aaron Tronstad, director of transportation for the Waynesville R-VI School District in Missouri. Tronstad talked about the challenges unique to his district, and his advice for NAPT members dealing with similar issues. Please introduce yourself and tell us about your district. My name is Aaron Tronstad. I have worked for the […]

And Then There Was Us

Throughout our history, when we’ve seen a freight or an Amtrak passenger train making its way along the rails in our communities, we don’t stop and wonder if it’s going to crash or derail.  We trust it’s operating safely, and we can ride on it or be near it without worry. Similarly, when we board […]

National Express LLC appoints Tim Wertner as CEO of its Student Transportation Division in North America

National Express LLC, a division of National Express Group PLC, today announced that Tim Wertner has been appointed CEO of Student Transportation (“School Bus”). Tim has extensive experience in transportation and logistics and joins from FedEx where he spent 30 years, most recently as Senior Vice President of the FedEx North America Western Division. In […]

Durham School Services team members in Michigan recognized for exemplary service and dedication

Durham School Services is proud to announce that twelve of its team members have received community awards for their dedication to and excellence in service. Ten team members were awarded the Rochester Community Schools (RCS) Sparkle Award; three received special recognition, and two received the Oakland Schools Excellence in Transportation Award. As part of our […]

How School Districts and Students View the Technology that Delivers Safety Outside the Bus

The marriage of AI-enabled, predictive technology and stop arm camera ticketing systems: delivering real-world safety to students despite growing driver distraction.  The pandemic didn’t bring much in the way of good, with one exception being a dramatic drop in illegal school bus passing. With the pandemic now firmly in our rear view, so are those […]

Mobile County Public School System Installs Fleetwide Fire Suppression

Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS), the largest and oldest school district in Alabama, took a major step forward for safety when it installed Fogmaker Fire Suppression Systems on its entire fleet of more than 700 buses. The move was spurred by an earlier thermal incident in which an MCPSS bus caught fire. The fire […]