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New Twin Transit Director Joe Clark Looks to Reshape Local Bus Service  Centralia Chronicle

Joe Clark hasn't wasted any time during his first few official weeks on the job as director of transit services for Twin Transit.


TransPar Group of Companies to Discuss Alternative K-12 Transportation  Yahoo Finance

Industry Experts to Speak on Alternative Options That Preserve High Safety Standards and Increase Access to Educational Programs. CHARLESTON, S.C., May ...


Getting There: State Senate passes School Bus Camera Safety Act  Times Union

Q: So are school buses going to get stop-arm cameras? I saw on the news that the Legislature advanced a bill. My question is: Who's paying for it? — Adam ...


'I work for everyone': Late superintendent was quiet, effective  Chesterfield Observer

It was while shopping at the Cloverleaf Mall Sears in the mid-1970s that Sue Bauserman would very nearly be swept off her feet, not by her future husband, but ...


Long-Time California Transportation Director Retires, Heads to Texas for Family - STN Media  School Transportation News

Editor's Note: This profile is part of the series STN is publishing throughout the year on women who have made an impact in the school transportation industry.


Assembly Republicans propose $500 million more for schools  WTMJ

Assembly Republicans on Wednesday said they support increasing funding for K-12 schools by $500 million over the next two years, putting them at odds with ...


WATCH: SUV narrowly misses elementary school students at bus stop in Kentucky  WSAZ-TV

A Laurel County mother is scared and furious at the same time after watching an SUV nearly hit her two children.


NYC DoE Hosts Meeting With Yeshivos on Transportation  http://hamodia.com

Representatives of mosdos around the city, bus company representatives, and the city office that links them--the New York City Department of Education's Of.


CASTO Sponsors Bill to Increase School Transportation Funding - STN Media  School Transportation News

The California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO) recently announced the organization is sponsoring AB 760, which specifies education ...


Texas Districts Confirm Safety Vision's Dedication to School Bus Industry - STN Media  School Transportation News

For the last three years, we here at Safety Vision have been dedicated to growing our business in the pupil transportation industry. As we've delved into the ins ...


Local school bus drivers get the recognition they deserve at special ceremony  NEWS10 ABC

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS10) The New York State Association for Pupil Transportation honored several Capital Region bus drivers on Thursday for going the ...


State Education Board Votes to Move Forward with Requiring Seat Belts on Iowa School Buses  WHO TV Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa State Board of Education voted to move forward with a proposal to require seat belts in all brand new school buses. The Iowa ...


New York's Best School Bus Drivers go Head-to-Head In Annual School Bus Safety Competition - STN Media  School Transportation News

LATHAM, N.Y. – The 48th Annual New York State School Bus Safety Competition, organized by the New York School Bus Contractors Association (NYSBCA), ...


Starpoint budget calls for 2.14 percent spending increase | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Starpoint School District voters will be asked to approve a budget calling for a 2.14 percent spending increase at the polls on Tuesday.


WisEye Morning Minute: Assembly Republicans Unveil Education Budget Priorities  Baraboo News Republic

On May 22, Speaker Robin Vos and his Assembly Republican colleagues unveiled their education budget priorities. Their announcement came the day before ...


Transportation director: Illegal passes on school buses down but needs to be zero - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. — Any number of illegal passes on school buses does not make Kanawha County Schools Transportation Director Brette Fraley ...


Getting There: Police crack down on illegal school bus passing  Times Union

Q: Was that enforcement campaign to stop people from passing school buses this week? It seemed like there were more cops on the road, especially in Clifton ...


RSU 9 drivers tops in bus skills competitions  Lewiston Sun Journal

Eric Jones took first place in the 2019 Maine Association for Pupil Transportation transit division driving skills competition. Submitted photo. Nancy Richardson ...


Avoiding a Close Call; Bus Stop-Arm Safety (Part Three)  KAAL

A news conference on Thursday focused on the consequences of what could have been tragic after a dramatic video was released showing a 4th-grader almost ...


WATCH: SUV narrowly misses elementary school students at bus stop  KWTX

A Laurel County mother is scared and furious at the same time after watching an SUV nearly hit her two children.


New York law could allow cameras on the side of buses to catch drivers passing the stop sign  WKBW-TV

Next week the School Bus Safety Stop-Arm Camera Legislation will go to a vote in the state senate. If passed and signed by Governor Cuomo, the bill would ...


Crash that injured Mpls girl raises questions about school bus stop arm violations  KMSP-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Tragedy struck within minutes when 11-year-old Shianne Dean got off her school bus Friday afternoon near 23rd Avenue North and ...


Operation Safe Stop highlights bus safety | Local News  Oneida Dispatch

Camden, N.Y. — Education, transportation and law enforcement advocates across the state joined forces on May 2 to remind drivers about the importance of ...


Advocates press for bus safety with Camden event  Rome Sentinel

CAMDEN — An event for local bus safety advocates to emphasize the dangers of passing a stopped school bus and penalties associated with it was hosted ...


Why This Georgia District Chose an In-Ground School Bus Lift - STN Media  School Transportation News

A busy school district can have a lot of lifting needs, from 72-pupil passenger school buses to pickup trucks—and Screven County School System in Sylvania, ...


Settlement reached for death of 4-year-old struck by officer  Mexico Ledger

A confidential settlement has been reached in a wrongful-death claim for a 4-year-old girl struck and killed by a Columbia police vehicle on a sidewalk at Battle ...


Q'STRAINT, Sure-Lok Continue Sponsorship of Grandolfo Award at STN EXPO Reno - STN Media  School Transportation News

Q'STRAINT and Sure-Lok announced their ongoing commitment to the Peter J. Grandolfo Memorial Award of Excellence, to be presented by School ...


Zonar & NAPT Promote Child Safety with the 10th Annual Don Carnahan Grant - STN Media  School Transportation News

SEATTLE, Wash. — Zonar, the leader in smart fleet technology, in partnership with the National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT), today announced ...


Hindsight is 20/20 - STN Media  School Transportation News

Looking back at an event that occurred, the circumstances around it, and how “it” could have been done better—or in our case, prevented, was memorable.


Evers, Republicans at odds over $500M school funding boost  Midland Reporter-Telegram

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature have agreed to increase K-12 school funding by $500 million over the next two ...


Zonar and the NAPT Promote Children Safety with the 10th Annual Don Carnahan Grant  Yahoo Finance

The 2019 grant provides up to $50,000 in smart fleet technology to help keep students safe. SEATTLE, April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Zonar, the leader ...


Brindisi co-sponsors legislation to improve bus safety  Utica Observer Dispatch

WESTMORELAND — Every day in New York state an average of 50000 cars illegally pass by school buses while they are stopped picking up or dropping off ...


New School Bus Safety Campaign Takes Proactive Approach to Illegal Passing - STN Media  School Transportation News

Rob Travis, the transportation director at Medina City Schools in Ohio, decided to launch a public *service* campaign, following the increased national awareness ...


Budget deals start coming together ahead of special session  The Advocate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Deals were coming together Wednesday as Gov. Tim Walz and top legislative leaders prepared for a special session to finish work on ...


Fulton Police to participate in 'No Empty Chair' teen driving campaign  oswegocountynewsnow.com

FULTON — From Monday, April 29, through Friday, May 3, the Fulton Police Department, along with law enforcement officers around the state, will participate in ...


EASD passes preliminary budget  EphrataReview.com

The budget, scheduled to be finalized in June, includes a 2.3% tax hike. The Ephrata Area School approved a preliminary budget that includes a 2.3% increase ...


Sherman Duane Kirk | Obituaries  Ontario Argus Observer

Sherman Duane Kirk. May 13, 1930 - May 6, 2019. BOISE. Duane Kirk age 88 of Boise died May 6th, 2019 while at home with loved ones of natural causes.


Oklahoma governor signs bill allowing use of school bus cameras to ticket reckless drivers  KTUL

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — Governor Kevin Stitt has signed a bill allowing law enforcement to use cameras on buses to track down drivers who illegally pass ...


How To Make School Start Later: Early-morning high school clashes with teenage biology, but change is hard - Education Next  EducationNext

Parents hold signs at a Boston School Committee meeting, protesting a proposal to change the times that the school day would begin and end. The plan was ...


Ask a Trooper: Is North Dakota CDL permit valid in Minnesota...  Duluth News Tribune

Q: I have a North Dakota commercial driver's license (CDL) Class A permit, but my employer is in the Minnesota area. Can I legally drive on my Class A CDL ...


Racine bus company files layoff notice for 211 after losing school contract  Madison.com

Durham School Services, Racine Unified School District's lame-duck transportation company, has informed the state of the future layoff of 211 employees, ...


School Bus Security & Emergency Preparedness — Have you Properly Tested your Approaches? - STN Media  School Transportation News

The 2017-2018 school year was tragic to a level I have not seen in my 37 years in the field of campus safety. Having provided post-incident assistance for six ...


Durham files layoff notice for 211; most expected to be rehired  Journal Times

RACINE — Durham School Services, Racine Unified School District's lame-duck transportation company, has informed the state of the future layoff of 211 ...


Bus contractor switch at Racine Unified means layoffs at Durham  Milwaukee Business Journal

A change in school bus contractor at Racine Unified School District will result in 211 job losses, an impact that will reportedly be mitigated by the new provider's ...


Making the School Bus Wheels Go Round - STN Media  School Transportation News

The Montgomery County Public School system (MCPS) in Maryland operates approximately 1,350 school buses every year. Its school buses make up the 8th ...


Stitt signs bill allowing use of school bus cameras to catch reckless drivers  KOCO Oklahoma City

A bill allowing law enforcement to use cameras on school buses to track down drivers who illegally pass stopped buses was signed into law on Thursday by ...


Don't wait for tragedy to approve school bus cameras  amNY

Every day without action is another day our children are at risk. We don't need to wait for a tragedy to learn our lesson.


State Assembly passes stop-arm camera legislation  CNYcentral.com

State lawmakers have announced an agreement reached on legislation authorizing the use of “Stop-Arm” Cameras on school buses to ticket illegal passers.


Advocates want New York lawmakers to fast-track bill calling for cameras to prevent drivers from passing stopp  New York Daily News

A collection of top transit champions are calling on Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders to fast-track a bill allowing school districts to install stop-arm cameras on ...


Students successful at state bus safety speech contest  Hays Free Press

DSHS freshman Lizzie Galassini and sophomore Sofia Albini won first place statewide for their grade division in the 2019 Texas Association for Pupil ...


House Republicans announce support for K-12 funding  Homer News

House Republicans are asking the Senate and House Majority to fully fund the K-12 base student allocation and pupil transportation, according to a press ...


Stitt Signs Bill Allowing Use of School Bus Cameras to Ticket Reckless Drivers  Tulsa World

A bill allowing law enforcement to use cameras on school buses to track down drivers who illegally pass stopped buses was signed into law on Thursday.


Operation Safe Stop to promote school bus safety kicks off  WSYR

Operation Safe Stop kicks off Thursday morning. The new initiative promotes school bus safety.


Bus drivers fired for touching students, dragging people, putting kids' safety at risk  WCNC.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Termination letters show Charlotte-area school districts fired dozens of bus drivers in recent years for everything from inappropriately ...


Hopkins testing new bus safety technology  KARE11.com

HOPKINS, Minn. — It's a problem across the nation: drivers passing stopped school buses. Our KARE 11 team continues to hear about this issue from ...


Council Approves $5.8 Billion Budget for Fiscal Year '20  BethesdaMagazine.com

The Montgomery County Council Thursday morning unanimously approved its $5.8 billion budget for fiscal year '20. The budget does not raise taxes and ...


Oklahoma Becomes Latest State to Allow School Bus Stop-Arm Cameras - STN Media  School Transportation News

Starting this fall, motorists in the Sooner State who illegally pass stopped school buses face the possibility of being captured on video. Oklahoma is the 18th state ...


Legislation would raise penalty for passing stopped school bus  Hudson Valley 360

ALBANY — State senators adopted legislation that would increase penalties for passing stopped school buses and other measures to increase school bus ...


Croton-On-Hudson PD Participating In Operation Safe Stop  Ossining, NY Patch

Croton PD Participating In Operation Safe Stop - Ossining-Croton-On-Hudson, NY - An estimated 50000 motor vehicles illegally pass school buses in New York ...


Tech, mental health costs drive up local school spending  The Patriot Ledger

School districts are spending more money per student than ever across the country, and South Shore administrators say the rising numbers are a reflection of ...


Dunleavy poised to lose battle over education budget cuts  Alaskajournal.com

Funding for public education is an omnipresent issue nationwide, but it can become particularly contentious in Alaska where often unavoidably high costs meet ...


Two local senators pleased with session  Alexandria Echo Press

The two Republican state senators representing Douglas County were satisfied with the outcome of the legislative session. Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, ...


Gatekeeper Reports Record Revenue of $2.7M for Fiscal Q2 2019  Yahoo Finance

Abbotsford, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 29, 2019) - Gatekeeper Systems Inc. (TSXV: GSI) ('Gatekeeper' or the 'Company'), a leading provider of ...


Senate budget rejects Gov. Whitmer's road, education recommendations  MLive.com

LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Senate passed a budget on Wednesday, leaving behind the revenue increase and cost shifts proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ...


Three Rivers Board of Education updated on electric bus grant request  Three Rivers Commercial-News

THREE RIVERS – The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education was given an update on the district's pursuit for an electric bus grant from the ...


Jill Underly: It's time for lawmakers to fulfill promises to support public schools  Madison.com

I urge you to restore the funding that has been stripped from public schools since 1993 through revenue limits. At the very least, provide increases each year.


REVEALED: How taxpayers cash is spent on taxis driving pupils up to 260 miles a day to school  NW Evening Mail

COUNCIL cash is used to transport more than 1200 children to school by taxi in Cumbria every day - with one pupil's daily journey costing £355.


State Operating Budget Approved By Senate; Includes $3,000 PFD Edited By MARY KAUFFMAN  SitNews

(SitNews) Juneau, Alaska - The Alaska Senate today passed the state's operating budget for fiscal year 2020 with the bill now going back to the House for ...


British Columbians back making school bus seatbelts mandatory  Pique Newsmagazine

Federal government forms task force on issue after media points out that school-bus decision based on flawed Ministry of Transport decision.


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.


Inside the budget deal — spending the surplus and tapping the rainy day fund  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Minnesota political leaders have agreed on $1 billion of new spending for the next two years that is paid for largely with one-time money. Gov. Tim Walz ...


Nevada Director for Pupil Transportation was 'Eaten for Lunch' at First - STN Media  School Transportation News

Editor's Note: This profile is part of the series STN is publishing throughout the year on women who have made an impact in the school transportation industry.


No One Asked Me But… (May 8, 2019)  mvprogress

By DR. LARRY MOSES. No one asked me but… Teachers, parents, and union representatives are marching on the legislature of the State of Neva-da ...


Georgia Lawmakers Should Renew Their Commitment to Student Transportation  Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

In House Bill 31, the state of Georgia continues a pattern of shortchanging pupil transportation that triggers safety concerns and significant costs for local school ...


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 ...


Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois  The Olympian

April 21, 2019. The (Champaign) News-Gazette. Early enrollment? State law rightly requires children to attend school. But should it tell parents when to enroll ...


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 ...


County School Officials Mobilized To Keep Hamilton County Out Of Lee Voucher Bill; Emails Give Details  The Chattanoogan

Some Hamilton County School officials and board members were instrumental in keeping Hamilton County out of the recent Education Savings Account ...


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.


Alaska House passes operating budget | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The Alaska House of Representatives passed its version of the state's operating budget Thursday afternoon, cutting about $200 million from the state's current ...


Unified drops bus provider Durham after more than 20 years  Journal Times

RACINE — After more than 20 years with busing provided by Durham School Services, the Racine Unified School Board has decided to go with a different ...


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 ...


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.


Local school districts struggling to maintain updated bus fleets  Chillicothe Gazette

School buses should be replaced every 10 years but local districts are operating old buses with high miles due to the costs of a new bus.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


NYC's Amazon HQ Move Will Evict 1000 Public School Employees From Education Department Building  Newsweek

About 1000 New York City public school employees will be displaced by Amazon's second headquarters coming to Long Island City, one of the many complaints ...


Industry Calendar - STN Media  School Transportation News

New York Bus Safety Competition hosted by New York School Bus Contractors Association May 18, 2019 Rockland State Park, Valley Cottage, N.Y.. Contact: ...


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 ...


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 ...


School bus safety is focus of May 2 Operation Safe Stop effort  WatertownDailyTimes.com

MASSENA — School bus safety will take the spotlight on May 2, when law enforcement officers from around the state participate in Operation Safe Stop.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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