School Transportation Nation

School Transportation Nation

For nearly 30 years, you’ve known School Transportation News magazine and STNonline.com 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 and talk with guests about the business of getting children safely to and from school and related activities throughout the U.S. and Canada.... Show More

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School districts are getting creative with new bus technology and bell-time schedules for the upcoming school year. Hear from a rural Wisconsin school district and a Virginia school district that serves a large metro area on plans being made for student transportation, in light of CDC guidelines that require physical distancing.

Crowdsource solutions and hear from both peers and expert trainers at STN EXPO Reno (Aug. 29-Sept. 2) or...

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COVID-19 has brought significant anxiety to student transporters and the families they serve. This has not reduced since the CDC released guidelines for reopening schools and operating school buses.

Our guest Don Harkey, President of People Centric Consulting Group, shares ways of inspiring a positive culture amongst employees amid all the challenges of COVID-19. Read more stories at at stnonline.com/tag/coronavirus.

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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 tasked with implementing necessary precautions for when buses begin rolling again, equipped with tools such as federal guidance, online training and technology partnerships.

Joining us on this episode is Kayne Smith, director of transportation for Texas’ third-largest district, Cypress-F...

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Data from School Transportation News readers shines a spotlight on the challenges student transporters face as they prepare for the 2020-2021 school year in a world with lingering effects of the coronavirus. While these are uncertain times for all, districts must now figure out how to or if they can resume transportation services safely for students, as well as maintain an adequate force of school bus drivers.

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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, before coronavirus. But what will a typical school bus route look like now?

After weeks of Shelter-in-Place orders, many states are actively planning or implementing reopening schedules for businesses and schools. School transportation industry consultant Ryan Hahn joins STN Publisher Ton...

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

How will social distancing requirement affect passenger capacity on the bus? Will students need to be screened before they board? Will routes need to be redone? What does all this mean for transportation budgets?

Greg Jackson, director of transportation and fleet services at Jefferson County Schools nea...

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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 operational and business practices. Everything from paying school bus drivers to planning for the next school year is being affected. In this episode, you’ll hear from School Transportation News President Tony Corpin and Editor-in-Chief Ryan Gray, along with guest Tim Ammon, co-owner of Decis...

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The challenges facing the school transportation industry continue the longer schools are closed. The school bus driver pay crisis deepens, but the industry is coming together to continue essential service to students, including food delivery and mobile Wi-Fi hotspots. Tony Corpin, president and publisher of School Transportation News, is joined by guests Ryan Gray (editor-in-chief at School Transportation News), Corey Muirhead (pre...

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School buses performing meal deliveries ease concerns for families as schools are closed due to COVID-19. At the same time, reduced student transportation services have school bus drivers and contractors worried about their next paychecks. School Transportation News Publisher Tony Corpin and Editor-in-Chief Ryan Gray examine the situation. Follow the developing stories at stnonline.com/tag/coronavirus.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unique challenges to the school bus industry and student transporters across the nation. School Transportation News Publisher Tony Corpin and Editor-in-Chief Ryan Gray discuss some of the ways the industry is responding and stepping up. Learn more about the topic at stnonline.com/tag/coronavirus

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