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ADEPT partners with Jostens in support of Broward County Public Schools

ADEPT is proud to announce its formative marketing and public relations partnership with Jostens, Inc., the national leader in graduation, apparel and keepsake products, as the company expands into Broward County to support students options for class apparel, cap and gowns, senior jewelry, and other graduation items at Broward County Public Schools high school graduation […]

Hot Topics: Fleet Communication

Transportation Director Lee Serrano recognized the need to integrate seamless communications to bolster the District’s readiness for emergency situations. Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District (ISD) is based in Pecos, Texas, and serves 2,630 students across three neighboring communities. With a recent influx of new students in the district, Pecos ISD now operates a fleet of 30 […]

Durand Area Schools Keeps Students on Track with Transfinder

Home to a large railroad depot and an influx of freight trains, blocked roads and bus delays are a common occurrence for Durand Area Schools in Durand, Michigan, often resulting in scheduling lags and concerned calls from parents.  “Buses are held up all the time because these trains are so long that when they come […]

Sexual Harassment and Assault on Student School Transportation Vehicles

Don’t Be a Bystander Since 1993, I have served as an expert witness involving litigation concerning sexual harassment and assault of school age children with disabilities transported on school district vehicles traveling to or from school, including school activities. These lawsuits have consisted of sexual harassment and assault by drivers and attendants as well as […]

INTERVIEW: New NAPT Board Members

Incoming National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Board Members Alex Spann, CDPT; Kimberly Martin; and Melody Coniglio, CDPT, CSNT, met for this exclusive conversation in School BUSRide. They discussed the issues affecting our association, the driver shortage, 2021’s harsh winter leading into 2022, and the value that NAPT brings its members. Please provide an overview […]

GreenPower Brings the BEAST to School Transportation

The Battery Electric Automotive School Transportation (BEAST) is a 40-foot, 90-passenger Type D school bus, purpose-built for electric drive GreenPower Motor Company formed in 2010 and began its first bus deliveries to transit agencies by 2017. Although the company initially focused on full-size transit buses and its EV Star model (a purpose-built all-electric shuttle bus), […]

Robin Hutcheson announced as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that Robin Hutcheson will become the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. As Deputy Administrator, Ms. Hutcheson will serve as the Acting Administrator. Since January 2021, Ms. Hutcheson has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety Policy for the U.S. Department of Transportation in […]

CARB certifies next-generation propane engine in Blue Bird school buses to lowest NOx in market

ROUSH CleanTech is the first original equipment manufacturer to receive California Air Resources Board’s 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour certification for 2022 model year vehicles. The optional ultra-low CARB certification is 90% cleaner than current emissions standards for nitrogen oxides. The new engine certification covers ROUSH CleanTech Gen 5 propane engines for Blue Bird school […]

Rosco Vision Focuses on Student Safety with Innovative Technology

When considering new technologies, the main priority for school districts is pupil safety. Transportation providers want to embrace the latest technologies to ensure school buses remain the safest mode of transportation on the road. As one of the industry’s leading technology providers, Rosco has always been committed to developing innovative safety technologies. Founded in 1907, […]

Can We Talk? Can We Question?

The school bus community has faced many issues over the years: accidents and fatalities, new technologies, fueling alternatives, federal licensing changes, loading and unloading safety, increased numbers of homeless students, funding losses and more. But like many other elements of our society, the on-going and prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us and stretched us in […]