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National Association for Pupil Transportation sees new board leadership

The National Association for Pupil Transportation is pleased to announce the results of its recently held elections for President-Elect, Region 4 Director, and Affiliate Director. Results were announced on the Trade Show floor at the Closing Business Meeting of the 46th Annual Conference in Columbus, OH, followed by an email announcement to all voting members. […]

IC Bus Reveals the Next Generation of the CE Series

More Than ‘Just a Bus’ In July, IC Bus introduced not only their first product refresh in about 20 years, but shared a look into a strategy that will lead them into the future, focused on accelerating the impact of sustainable mobility and being an unparalleled partner of choice in the school bus industry. The […]

Quickstart Guide to Electric School Bus Electrification

School transportation plays a pivotal role in providing reliable mobility to communities and reducing traffic congestion and pollution. The advancement of Electric Vehicle (EV) technology has now made it possible for even school buses to run their routes without gasoline, aligning with the goal of sustainable public transportation. Transitioning to electric school buses offers a […]

The Importance of School Travel Training in Secondary Transition Planning

The United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, emphasized in an up-to-date blog the importance of secondary planning for students with disabilities. The goal being the preparation of students with disabilities for successful secondary transition to postsecondary education, and community living in a range of independent and supportive settings. When […]

Member Spotlight: Alicia Williams, Waukegan School District 60

In this month’s NAPT Member Spotlight, we spoke to Alicia Williams, manager of transportation and child nutrition for Waukegan School District 60 in Waukegan, Illinois. Please introduce yourself and tell us about your district My name is Alicia Williams. I am the manager of transportation and child nutrition for Waukegan School District 60. We are […]

After-Sale Support Makes the Difference with Suspensions

As the school bus transportation industry continues to demand lightweight products that offer improved ride and performance, it is essential that manufacturers and suppliers are working to provide significant resources in order to deliver exceptional serviceability to their customers. Hendrickson’s Field Service team is committed to offering industry leading product support, tools, education, technical and […]


School BUSRide spoke with Adam Ruder, of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Ruder is the director for NYSERDA’s Clean Transportation group. The Clean Transportation group focuses on developing and demonstrating new technologies, policies, and business models that support three key focus areas: electric vehicles, public transportation, and mobility management. Visit […]

Master the Road Ahead with the Right Fleet Management Solutions

Not all school districts are alike when it comes to their fleet routing and planning processes. Districts have either large or smaller fleets, and many still use manual, cumbersome systems to tackle some of the most challenging aspects of their jobs.  GIS technology can bring value to every aspect of our transportation operations including routing, […]

Los Fresnos Routes, Tracks Buses with Transfinder

Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District (Los Fresnos CISD) is located about 20 minutes from the Mexican border, covering nearly 487 square miles and about 10,700 students. As a heavily rural area spread over a vast region of South Texas, the Los Fresnos transportation department is faced with transporting students over long routes and dark […]

Evaluating and Implementing Student Transportation Tracking

Gone are the days when parents anxiously waited at bus stops, unsure of when their child’s school bus would arrive. Technology has empowered parents with information about their child’s vehicle location and estimated time of arrival. School districts and transportation providers can even send parents notifications about route changes or delays. Student tracking applications provide […]