Articles: Transportation

Kylie Lacey
Diesel-fueled buses are the most common for transporting students in cities, suburbs and rural areas due to good gas mileage and easy fueling.
From safety to staffing, tips for managing your school bus fleet
Alison DeNisco
Students in Denver Public Schools swipe a bus pass before they get on or off. The date, time, and location are recorded on a secure website that parents and administrators can access.
Denver Public Schools equipping buses with kiosk where students swipe passes before they get on or off
Mark Rowh
More students in Fairfield Community Schools in Goshen, Ind., are taking the bus due to tougher economic times. It increased ridership from about 2,700 in 2009 to more than 2,800 this year. In turn, rides are longer for students. Above, one New Paris Elementary School bus ride is 55 minutes long.
GPS, maps, and alternative fuels also help districts save money
Mark Rowh
Driver Dawn Lemaster, above, reads to Lake Orion students. She was the Thomas Built Essay Contest Winner 2012—North American School Bus Driver of the Year.
Michigan district's drivers listen to students read, help in media centers, and stock books on buses

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