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Ohio Pupil Transportation Community Mourns Unexpected Death of State Director - STN Media  School Transportation News

Stephen Puchta, who last spring was named the director of field services and pupil transportation for the Ohio Department of Education, died early Wednesday.


The (Lack of) Data Problem  School Transportation News

How do you respond when the superintendent—or worse, the local media—calls and asks for the cost of student transportation? When it has come time to seek ...


A look at who's driving Long Island's school buses  Newsday

Hundreds of thousands of kids get up every morning, wolf down a bowl of cereal and hop on a school bus. But who's driving them? A school bus operator on ...


Grothause Awarded for Service, Dedication  The Evening Leader

Top in the state. St. Marys Transportation Supervisor Dan Grothause (second from right) stands with his family after being named the William Rice Award winner.


Hobbs voices support for bill to increase school bus safety  Biddeford Journal Tribune

WELLS — Rep. Dan Hobbs, D-Wells, offered his support for, LD 656, An Act To Increase the Penalty for Passing a School Bus with Its Red Lights Flashing ...


Lorie Stulz recognized for outstanding achievement in student transportation  Loveland Magazine

Ohio On-Bus Instructor of the Year Lorie Stulz received her award at the 59 th annual OAPT Awards Banquet on March 18. (Left to right: Stulz's sister Shelly ...


Study: Using public transit for school commute linked to higher absenteeism  Education Dive

As more metropolitan school districts cut back on student transportation to save money, a recent study focusing on Baltimore City Public Schools — an open ...


TSD Conference Discusses Collaboration, Communication as Trust Building Tools - STN Media  School Transportation News

FRISCO, Texas — A recurrent theme during day two of the 2019 TSD Conference was how attendees can build trust in their own knowledge, as well as with ...


Joseph G. Williams Jr., Babylon resident and Farmingdale School Transportation Specialist, at 61  Babylon Beacon

Joseph G. Williams Jr. was a man who was responsible for the safety of hundreds of children every day. As the Transportation Specialist for the Farmingdale ...


Study Claims $200M Can be Cut from NJ School Transportation Budget - STN Media  School Transportation News

A provocative new study claims New Jersey could cut $200 million in its annual school transportation costs. “The percentage of special needs students proved to ...


Eye on Safety - STN Media  School Transportation News

Standard operating procedures—or the utter lack of them—for reviewing video vary widely from district to district, which was confirmed by STN's latest reader ...


NY Assembly OKs cameras on school bus stop-arms, $250 fines for motorists  syracuse.com

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli fought to pass law for 6 years after learning up to 50000 motorists per day pass stopped NY school buses.


Joseph G. Williams Jr., Babylon resident, Farmingdale Transportation Specialist, at 61  Massapequa Post

Joseph G. Williams Jr. was a man who was responsible for the safety of hundreds of children every day. As the Transportation Specialist for the Farmingdale ...


Dist. 62 Looks Into Free Transportation For Students Using Viaduct  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Students who walk under the Wolf Road viaduct near Cumberland Circle to get to Cumberland Elementary School and Chippewa Middle School in Des Plaines ...


School Bus Driver Appreciation Day is Feb. 27  St. James Plaindealer

Thousands of hard-working school bus drivers safely transport more than 760000 students to and from school each day across the state. To recognize this ...


Safety stressed for School Bus Driver Appreciation Day  Star Tribune

Bus driver Mickey Reed was dropping off Byron Primary School students on his typical afternoon route one day last fall when his worst fear happened.


FCS board accepts propane tank bid for bus fuel - The State Journal  State-Journal.com

The Franklin County Board of Education voted Monday to accept a bid from AmeriGas to provide a propane fueling system for new school buses set to arrive ...


The unsung profession: School bus drivers | Local News  PostBulletin.com

Byron bus driver Mickey Reed is slotted to speak at the 3rd annual Bus Drivers Appreciation Day today in Minneapolis. In this age of distracted drivers, Reed ...


Bus camera measure approved | News, Sports, Jobs  Gloversville Leader-Herald

ALBANY — State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced the approval of a measure that will allow stop arm cameras to be installed on school ...


OPTA Winter Workshop Focused on Active Threat Training for School Bus Drivers - STN Media  School Transportation News

The Oregon Pupil Transportation Association (OPTA) held its Winter Workshop on Feb. 23, 2019. The event drew 868 attendees from 54 school districts and ...


Winchester joins lawsuit against state over school funding  The Union Leader

WINCHESTER — Winchester is joining the Monadnock School District in signing onto the Contoocook Valley Regional School District lawsuit against the state ...


Local Bus Drivers Honored for Bus Driver Appreciation Day  Belleplaineherald

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, Belle Plaine, along with the state of Minnesota, celebrated the third annual Bus Driver Appreciation Day. For drivers at Stier ...


Bethel students first in country to ride ‘cleanest’ buses on the market  Tacoma News Tribune

New propane buses are arriving that are the cleanest on the market when it comes to emissions. Bethel School District students will be the first in the country to ...


Love the Bus Month Celebrates School Bus Drivers Nationwide - STN Media  School Transportation News

Since 2007, Love the Bus Month has become a national event that is celebrated by school districts and contractors, alike. The event is hosted by the American ...


Stop Arm Camera Program: Saves Lives, Holds Reckless Motorists Accountable  Albany Times Union

I am pleased to say after six years of efforts that the New York State Assembly has finally passed A.4950A which allows for stop arm cameras on school buses to ...


'Broken Systems' in Alexandria?  Alexandria Gazette Packet

By Dan Brendel/Gazette Packet. Friday, March 22, 2019 · Sign in to favorite this; Discuss Comment, Blog about; Share this Email, Facebook, Twitter. #The City ...


Reasons behind bus driver shortage in the Piedmont Triad  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Shelby Moore has been driving a school bus for 22 years. She thinks it's an honor to take children to school every day. "We have their ...


Bus safety advocate talks to Berea school board about seat belts  cleveland.com

A citizen advocate for the School Bus Safety Alliance spoke to the Berea Board of Education on Feb. 25 and urged members to consider installing seat belts on ...


Legals | The Putnam County News & Recorder  Putnam County News and Recorder

Legal Notice Mulzac Music, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/04/19. Office: Putnam County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process.


School officials assert buses are never over capacity  Mansfield News Journal

School officials talk about what it takes to make a successful transportation route.


NJ can exact savings on school busing costs  Asbury Park Press

School busing cost savings can be achieved but it will require collaboration, coordination at the state and local level and a change of attitude.


Stop-arm crackdown beginning | Police/Fire | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne police will be on the lookout for drivers disregarding the buses' flashing red lights and stop arms.


Unions push to protect bus driver seniority, benefits  New York Daily News

The city stands to save at least $288 million if it adopts employee protections for school bus drivers that lapsed more than a decade ago, a new analysis ...


Ohio's school funding formula is unconstitutional. Two lawmakers say they have a solution.  Cincinnati.com

COLUMBUS – For more than 20 years, Ohio schools have wrestled with an unfair, ever-shifting method of state spending on public education. Two lawmakers ...


Local school districts struggling to find substitute staff  Chillicothe Gazette

Over the years, local school districts have been struggling to find substitute staff and faculty including teachers and bus drivers.


Mount Greylock Committee Keeps February, April Vacations for 2020  iBerkshires.com

Mount Greylock School Committee Chairman Joe Bergeron, left, and committee members Regina DiLego and Dan Caplinger participate in Thursday's meeting.


Visiongain Launches Report Examining the Potential in the US$39,623 Million Electric Buses / Coaches Market  PRNewswire

LONDON, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest report from business intelligence provider Visiongain offers comprehensive analysis of the global Electric.


Officials split on bill to start school voucher plan in central Arkansas  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Both opponents and supporters of a proposal to use public money to fund private-school tuition in Pulaski County made their opening arguments in various ...


Fulton County among Pupil Transportation Safety Award winners  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fulton County Schools was among the winners of the inaugural Pupil Transportation Safety Awards, which recognize school districts for going above and ...


Public Notices  Massapequa Post

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ANNUAL ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the Incorporated Village of Massapequa Park will


Exclusive: NYC Schools Chancellor Fires Head Of Pupil Transportation Over Bus Mishaps  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The head of pupil transportation for New York City schools has been fired after a nightmarish string of bus mishaps marred the ...


Portland school district braces for cuts with budget expected to rise $35 million  OregonLive

The Blanchard Education *Service* Center, 501 N. Dixon St., houses the central offices for Portland Public Schools. 0. By Eder Campuzano | The Oregonian/ ...


DOE's transportation chief fired after week from hell  New York Post

Goldstein was fired after an embarrassing slew of busing mishaps marred the start of the school year.


Stewart Remembered for Ushering in the Modern School Bus Era - STN Media  School Transportation News

Paul T. Stewart, who was recognized at recent school bus industry conferences in Kansas City for his lifelong *service*, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15.


Top DOE official reassigned amid transportation crisis resigns  New York Post

Embattled top Department of Education administrator Elizabeth Rose has resigned, The Post has learned.


Recorded Webinar: Revolutionize School Transportation with Transfinder - STN Media  School Transportation News

Are you doing twice the work? Do you need a powerful school bus routing solution, as well as easily managed reports and districtwide access to transportation ...


Facing his first crisis, Carranza fired a top official. But can he fix New York City's yellow bus system?  Chalkbeat New York

Just days after responding to the city's school bus crisis by firing a top official and reassigning another, schools Chancellor Richard Carranza put his staff on ...


EXCLUSIVE: NYC's Amazon deal will boot 1,000 public school employees from offices  New York Daily News

NYC deal to bring Amazon boots 1000 public school employees from their longstanding offices.


After Parent's 'Gut-Wrenching' Testimony, Next Step in City Council School Bus Reform  Gotham Gazette

Council Member Justin Brannan (photo: John McCarten\City Council). Sally Kabel was diagnosed with infant leukemia at ten months old, the treatment for which ...


Is NJ's $1.2B School Transportation System Ripe for Savings?  NJ Spotlight

School districts spend more each year ferrying pupils than on school administration and capital improvements. A new report suggests big economies are ...


Report: FBI Probing City's Yellow School Bus Contracts  NY1

NEW YORK - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly looking into contracts awarded by the city's Education Department to private yellow school bus ...


Shortage Of School Bus Drivers Sparks Concern In New York  Daily Voice

The wheels on the bus go round and round, but they require someone behind the wheel to drive them.New York school districts are facing a shortage of bus ...


After school bus horror stories, New York City council members propose fixes  Chalkbeat New York

After the school year began with a record number of complaints concerning bus delays and treacherously long routes, schools Chancellor Richard Carranza ...


About Us - STN Media  School Transportation News

School Transportation News is a monthly news and feature magazine serving the field of pupil transportation. Our mission is to create *content*, community and ...


New York City Council Set to Vote on School Bus System Oversight Legislation  WFUV News

The New York City Council is set to vote Wednesday on a set of bills introduced back in October, targeting the school bus system.


Most New York districts cite shortage of school bus drivers  CNYcentral.com

New York school districts say they need more bus drivers. A report released Thursday says a shortage of drivers is the top concern of 60 percent of school ...


End the School Bus Nightmares for New York Families  The New York Times

New York City must build a school bus system that works for the students it is intended to serve.


Passing Stopped School Buses Can Be Dangerous And Fatal, More Than 80,000 Violations Occur Each Day  Forbes

A new survey details the danger and prevalence of illegal school bus passing.


TSD Conference Speakers Set - STN Media  School Transportation News

The Transporting Students with Disabilities & Special Needs Conference & Trade Show is almost here. Final preparations are being completed for the popular ...


Staten Islander to oversee city's school transportation  SILive.com

Kevin Moran was appointed to oversee the Office of Pupil Transportation.


DOE probing alleged school bus driver approval fraud  New York Post

The Department of Education is investigating allegations that more than 100 people were fraudulently approved to work as city school-bus drivers when their ...


School bus driver shortage creates headaches for districts  Grand Haven Tribune

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — School districts throughout the U.S. are struggling to find school bus drivers, a challenge that has worsened with low unemployment and ...


Communications, Tracking Devices Required for all NYC School Buses - STN Media  School Transportation News

The Student Transportation Oversight Package (STOP) was designed to avoid the back to school “nightmares” and give more transparency to parents in New ...


DOE reassigns four Queens school bus routes after pushback from worried parents  QNS.com

The Department of Education (DOE) has reassigned four Grandpa Bus Company routes serving children in Queens to another company. Stories of children ...


Alan Sond - Clown Around Town | Music Review  Tiny Mix Tapes

Not too sure what it is, but Alan Sond's Clown Around Town got at me twisted-cursed, like. One of these days, some dimensional rift will suddenly rip open, and ...


SCCPSS Board pulls transportation hub item from agenda  WTOC

There was supposed to be a presentation on a proposed transportation hub for board members Wednesday, but it was pulled by school leaders for a particular ...


Investigation Launched Into Contracting of N.Y.C. School Bus Companies  Education Week

Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation into contracts awarded to private companies that operate New York City's $1.2 billion yellow school bus ...


DOE switches school bus driver oversight amid fiascoes  New York Post

The Department of Education switched school bus driver oversight from retired law enforcement officers to their human resources department, a spokesman said ...


City Council passes bill to track school buses with GPS  PIX11 New York

NEW YORK -- Next school year, NYC parents will be able to track their child's school bus like you can do with Uber right now. The new legislation is part of a ...


Paul Stewart | Obituaries | wvgazettemail.com  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Paul T. Stewart, age 100, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Hubbard Hospice House, surrounded by his family. Paul was preceded ...


Scandal-plagued school bus system sends taxpayer-funded cars for employees  New York Post

While parents have deluged a city hotline with nearly 102000 complaints about late or no-show school buses, 25 employees in the Department of Education's ...


City Council passes bills to increase oversight of school bus services  SILive.com

The package of bills comes after reports of bus mishaps at the start of the school year.


Falls resident fighting for transportation | News, Sports, Jobs  Warren Tribune Chronicle

NEWTON FALLS — A Newton Falls resident said he is losing patience when it comes to getting school transportation for his daughter. Patrick Pellin's daugh.


Special Ed advocates say school bus GPS will save kids  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Parents of special education students were paying close attention when the City Council passed a bill on Wednesday mandating that all school buses come ...


EXCLUSIVE: Schools officials bypassed full background checks for more than 100 bus drivers  New York Daily News

City schools officials bypassed the lead investigator checking the criminal backgrounds of school bus drivers and forged his signature on more than 100 ...


Schools bigwig reassigned in the wake of bus crisis  New York Daily News

Another top school official has taken a hit in the city's yellow school bus implosion. Former CEO of school operations Elizabeth Rose, who oversaw school ...


Carranza mission to make school buses run on time  New York Post

Kudos to Chancellor Richard Carranza for taking ownership of the city school bus mess. He's got a lot to clean up if he means to avert the same old chaos next...


EXCLUSIVE: Former head of DOE Investigations says he got push-back from higher-ups for more closely vetting sc  New York Daily News

The former head of the unit that did background checks and misconduct investigations on school bus drivers said he repeatedly got resistance from higher-ups ...


Chancellor apologizes for yellow school bus service woes  NY1

Massive problems with yellow school bus *service* continue to delay and strand thousands of city children.


EXCLUSIVE: City school bus drivers with criminal pasts slip through gaping loopholes  New York Daily News

A Daily News investigation, based on documents and interviews, has found at least six drivers were allowed to ferry children to and from school, some for years, ...


Area school districts also impacted by statewide shortage of school bus drivers  Rome Sentinel

GETTING READY FOR RIDERS — Birnie Bus *Service* vehicles in the lot get warmed up for school on a recent winter day. A statewide report says a shortage of ...


Chancellor Says He's Aggressively Taking on School Bus Issues | WNYC News  WNYC

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza says the delayed and missing buses across the city are “unacceptable” and that he's aggressively working to remedy the ...


ALC Schools Student Transportation Division Marks Major Milestone with 300 School District Customers Now Up and Running Nationwide  GlobeNewswire

ALC veteran executive Gregg Prettyman is appointed to lead the ALC Schools division. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NATIONAL ...


Green Bus Resources - STN Media  School Transportation News

Read more Green Bus news coverage. Alternative Fuel | Idle Regulations by State | Fuel & Environmental Web Resource Links ...


School Bus Union Says Driver Shortage Exists | News of the Week  The Chief-Leader

Though the Department of Education's Office of Pupil Transportation denied there was a shortage of school bus drivers at a City Council hearing on the ...


Industry Calendar - STN Media  School Transportation News

Transporting Students with Disabilities & Special Needs National Conference & Exhibition March 15, 2019 - March 20, 2019 Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas ...


City Council committee to hold hearing on school bus fiasco following Daily News series  New York Daily News

A City Council committee will hold a hearing on the crisis in the city's school bus system, following a Daily News series that exposed rampant complaints about ...


Whittier area-public school students have new bus provider — so far, so good, officials say  The Whittier Daily News

Whittier-area public school students taking the bus will see several big changes this school year, from a new name on the vehicle to computer systems telling ...


PHOTOS: NAPT Summit Closes with Trade Show - STN Media  School Transportation News

The National Association for Pupil Transportation closed its annual conference in Kansas City with its 44th annual trade show on Tuesday. Earlier that morning ...


STN Expo Reno Registration Opens; Save $200 by Registering By May 3 - STN Media  School Transportation News

Registration is now open for the 26th Annual North American School Bus EXPO Conference & Trade Show (aka: STN EXPO), presented by School ...


Getting to and from a bus stop may be more dangerous than the actual ride to school. Here's why  WKBW-TV

Parents often worry about their kids riding the school bus. But waiting for the bus or getting off after school can pose a far greater danger.


Stop Safety: Why are Children Getting Hurt and Killed? - STN Media  School Transportation News

This article originally appeared on Patch.com. The author granted reprint permission to School Transportation News. The first school bus was a horse-drawn ...


Wirelessly Improving School Bus Efficiency and Communication - STN Media  School Transportation News

A problem that is often echoed in the pupil transportation industry is the lack of communication when it comes to school bus issues. This issue can be combated ...


School bus officials say driver shouldn't have dropped child off at wrong bus stop to use the bathroom  LancasterOnline

State law says that school bus drivers must drop off each student at his or her designated stop.


See per-pupil spending, revenues in your Michigan school district  MLive.com

Michigan public schools spent an average of $10209 per student in 2016-17, up 2 percent from $9996 in 2015-16, according to data collected by the Michigan ...


Six inches of snow exposes massive incompetence across the metro area  New York Post

What a wake-up call on the incompetence of local government: A few inches of early snow brought chaos and paralysis across the metro area.


Police Involved in School Bus Stop Incidents, Including Death of Student - STN Media  School Transportation News

The death of a young student highlights recent incidents involving police officers and school bus stop safety. On Friday, Officer Andria Heese was driving in a ...


Oregon bus drivers receive active shooter training  KEZI TV

EUGENE, Ore. -- School bus drivers and transportation officials gathered at Sheldon High School Saturday for active shooter training. This was apart of The ...


Whittier-area schools have new bus provider — it’s the high school district  The Whittier Daily News

When Hun Joon “Paul” Lee, a 19-year-old special needs Whittier Union High student, died after being left inside a parked, hot school bus in 2015, his death ...


School Bus Safety in Iowa and Illinois  KWQC-TV6

An estimated 15 million violations of school bus stop are expected to take place this year according to the National Association of State Directors of Pupil ...


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