Features in this Issue
3-Point Belts on Buses: Real-World Experience Mitigates Most Concerns (COVER STORY)
Will students wear the seat belts or use them as weapons? Does the added cost lead to cuts in school bus service? And what about the impact on emergency evacuations? Transportation directors with years of three-point belt use on their buses share their insights.
Streamlining Spec'ing to Get the Best Bus Fit
Cathering a team of staff mambers and coming up with a list of must-have items, as well as staying familiar with FMVSS and state regulations, can help save time and effort when working with the dealer to build the optimal bus for your oporation.
Survey: Many Districts Increase School Bus Service
About two-fifths of the school districts surveyed are providing more transportation this year. Meanwhile, starting pay for school bus drivers rises as districts work to mitigate driver shortage.
5 Lessons in Recruiting Drivers
A new school bus driver recruiter shares lessons learned in her first year on the job. Safety is the real No. 1 priority, bus drivers have an extraordinary amount of influence on children, and the job is not for everyone, she finds.
How to Optimize the Use of Transportation Tiers
With proper planning and design, tiered school bus service can yield significant efficiencies and cost savings. It can also create longer shifts for drivers. (Part 3 in the series "Cutting Costs by Mastering Time and Space.")
NAPT 2015 Show Preview
Here's a sneak peek at dozens of companies that will be exhibiting at the National Association for Pupil Transportation's trade show on Nov 10 in Richmond, Virginia.
Editor's Note People
Feedback Business Watch
Industry Needs Snapshots
Industry Forum Advertiser Index
NSTA Advocacy in Action Product Highlights
The Last Word