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School Transportation Nation

28 EpisodesProduced by School Transportation NewsWebsite

For nearly 30 years, you’ve known School Transportation News magazine and as the premier sources of pupil transportation news and analysis. Now, join the School Transportation Nation podcast, as STN Publisher Tony Corpin and Editor-in-Chief Ryan Gray discuss the day’s pertinent issues … read more

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Happy Hour #3: COVID-19 Inspires Technological Innovations

September 24th, 2020


Day 3 of the Bus Tech Summit brought more exciting conversations about the future of technology and its applications in the school bus industry. Some …

Happy Hour #2: Tech Disruption & Team Communication

September 23rd, 2020


A big takeaway from Day 2 of the Bus Technology Summit was the importance of communication, especially among transportation staff during COVID-19. …

Happy Hour #1: Bus Tech Summit Kicks Off

September 22nd, 2020


Day 1 of the inaugural virtual Bus Technology Summit was a success! Hundreds of student transporters attended online sessions, participated in …

How’s It Going? Two Transportation Director Updates on Busing Amid COVID-19

September 15th, 2020


In-person classes have begun at some districts. Chad Schmale, the director of transportation for Santa Fe Trail USD 434 in Kansas, and Katrina Morris, the transportation director for West Shore Educational Service …

Informed, Educated & Prepared: Iowa District Ready to Run School Buses

September 9th, 2020


The STN team discusses the ever-changing landscape that the coronavirus presents to student transporters, including the delivery of masks by the federal government, a potential COVID-19 vaccine, and bus driver layoffs …

Buses Supporting Education: Transportation Director Outlines School Year Plan

September 2nd, 2020


Student transporters are doing their best to keep up service and provide educational access amid barriers such as COVID-19, inclement weather like the recent Hurricane Laura, and even a lack of internet access for some …

Weathering the Storms: School Bus Operations Commence Amid COVID-19

August 26th, 2020


As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, student transportation staff struggle with uncertainty on how to safely perform their roles and express …

School Bus Industry Adapts: Transportation Director Talks COVID-19 Challenges, Opportunities

August 19th, 2020


COVID-19 necessitates continual adjustments as students returning to school contract the virus and decreasing state budgets leave less funding for …

Transportation During COVID-19: Getting South Carolina School Buses Ready to Roll

August 12th, 2020


Conditions for reopening schools, leveraging technology for student safety and education, hand sanitizer on the bus––get the latest on these topics …

COVID-19 & School Bus Driver Retention: Getting Back to School & Work Requires Care

August 5th, 2020


As the discussion on whether schools should reopen to in-person instruction continues, learn about what the Republican proposal for COVID-19 federal …

Local Solutions to a National Problem: Student Transporters Focus on Health & Safety

July 29th, 2020


As federal, state and local guidance varies on reopening schools amid the coronavirus, two school districts—one in central Florida and one in …

Transporting With Care: Guidance on School Re-opening & Student Mental Health

July 22nd, 2020


As some medical experts urge a return to in-person classes this fall, the STARTS Task Force released guidance to drive student transportation …

Ready to Transport: Indiana Transportation Director Shares Approved Back-to-School Plan

July 14th, 2020


Efforts at the federal and state government levels are encouraging a return to school, but what does that mean for student transporters?

Katrina …

Are You Ready? Fall School Transportation Plans Being Finalized

July 8th, 2020


School administration and transportation departments are cooperating to finalize guidelines and processes for when schools reopen and yellow buses …

Leading in Uncertainty: Transportation Director Shares Post-Coronavirus Plan & Encouragement

June 30th, 2020


With operational costs rising due to COVID-19 precautions and with budget dollars dropping, school district transportation departments are facing …

Adapting to COVID-19: Students Wearing Masks & Physically Distancing on the Bus?

June 24th, 2020


Transportation directors must balance many concerns—including state guidelines, health expert advice, district administration decisions, and parental …

Tool of Equity: Educational Access for all Students Amid COVID-19

June 17th, 2020


As states release plans on school reopening after coronavirus closures, student transporters must ensure they can stay funded and compliant with …

Prep & Budget Smart: A Contractor Perspective on Post-Coronavirus School Startup

June 10th, 2020


The June 15 school budget deadline is approaching. States are releasing guidance on what needs to happen to safely reopen schools after coronavirus. …

Moving Forward: Transportation Directors Share 2020-2021 School Bus Plans

June 2nd, 2020


School districts are getting creative with new bus technology and bell-time schedules for the upcoming school year. Hear from a rural Wisconsin …

Inspiring Your Team: Building a Positive Team Culture Amid COVID-19

May 28th, 2020


COVID-19 has brought significant anxiety to student transporters and the families they serve. This has not reduced since the CDC released guidelines …

Back on the Road: Managing Student Transportation After COVID-19

May 19th, 2020


Kids and their parents are eager for schools to reopen. However, school busing is going to look different due to COVID-19. Transportation staff is …

When the COVID-19 Dust Settles: Maintaining Trust with Communities & Employees

May 12th, 2020


Data from School Transportation News readers shines a spotlight on the challenges student transporters face as they prepare for the 2020-2021 school …

A Place at the Table: Include Transportation in Post-COVID-19 School Reopening

May 5th, 2020


Waiting clustered around a bus stop. Boarding with a high five to the driver. Chatting with friends across an 18-inch aisle. That was the normal, …

Here’s the Plan: A New Normal for Schools and Busing, Post-Coronavirus

April 24th, 2020


Student transporters are now considering what daily operations will look like when schools reopen from mandated COVID-19 closures.

How will social …

Business as Unusual: COVID-19’s Permanent Impact on Student Transportation

April 17th, 2020


As districts begin to settle in to the new normal of providing service to students in support of their education, they must also adjust their …

Make Noise: Supporting School Transportation as it Supports Students During COVID-19

April 10th, 2020


The challenges facing the school transportation industry continue the longer schools are closed. The school bus driver pay crisis deepens, but the …

COVID-19: Delivering Hope & Handling Challenges of School Transportation Staff Pay and Wellness

April 3rd, 2020


School buses performing meal deliveries ease concerns for families as schools are closed due to COVID-19. At the same time, reduced student …

New Missions: Student Transportation Industry Responds to COVID-19 Crisis

March 23rd, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unique challenges to the school bus industry and student transporters across the nation. School Transportation News

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