search.noResults

search.searching

note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
FEEDBACK


School Transportation News Magazine is published by STN Media Group


5334 Torrance Blvd., 3rd Floor, Torrance, CA 90503


Tel: 310-792-2226 Fax: 310-792-2231 stnonline.com


Publisher Tony Corpin


Editor Ryan Gray


Assistant Editor Gabriela Mungarro


Technical Editor Robert T. Pudlewski


Senior Designer Kimber Horne


Graphic Design Maria Molina


Shining the Light on Safety Te following comments pertain to the latest School Transportation News


survey regarding the topic of safety. When it comes to providing securement for everyone on the yellow bus, there are many areas that require a special- ized focus, especially the use of lights. Read more about safety survey on Trends page 18 and LEDs on page 28.


“LED lights are much brighter and it tends to get people’s attention. Some people tend just stare at the lights because of the strobing effect. We have seen a big difference since getting the LED lights as it has cut back on red light runners.” –Mervin Hence, Director of Transportation New Kent (Va.) County Public Schools


“Other districts have offered observations on the improved visibility, especially during the day, of the LEDs along with longer life. I have also per- sonally noticed the better performance on our new buses as we order them with LEDs equipped.” –Glenn Sykes, Director of Transportation Alamosa (Colo.) School District


“Te buses that I inherited have incandescent lights. We must clean or


replace light lenses to keep them well lit. Tis takes time and money. Te LEDs are brighter with little to no maintenance.” –Eric Kissel, Director of Transportation Laveen (Ariz.) Elementary School District


“Visibility on those buses with LEDs has aided in the reduction of red lights passes and visibility of our school buses when the lights are flashing. Te LED and flashing lights aide in a driver observing these warning lights in all conditions and from a greater distance.” –Adam Mayo, Director of Transportation Maine School Administrative District No.75


10 School Transportation News • MAY 2017


Creative Consultant Vincent Rios


CONTRIBUTORS: Linda Bluth, John Whelan, Ned Einstein, Art Gissendaner, Julie Metea, Eric Woolson, Barb Fasing


Vice President Colette Paul


Ad Sales Tony Corpin


Circulation Andrea Dugmore


Events Manager Sylvia Arroyo


Events Coordinator Jeanette Reveles


Marketing Coordinator Mazen Alloush


Chairman of the Board Bill Paul, STN Media Group


EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD:


Tim Ammon, Transpar Group of Companies Marshall Casey, Consultant Denny Coughlin, Consultant Launi Harden, Washington County (UT) School District Pete Lawrence, Fairport (NY) CSD Pete Meslin, Newport-Mesa (CA) USD Alexandra Robinson, New York City DOE Michael Shields, Salem- Kaiser (OR) Public Schools


HOW TO WRITE OR E-MAIL STN


SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION NEWS welcomes expressions of all views. Letters should be brief and are subject to editing for grammar, style and space. Submissions must be legible, include a signature, job title/employer name, valid mailing and/ or e-mail address, and telephone number. Unsigned letters or letters signed only with a pseudonym or initials will not be used. Email letters to: sean@stnmedia. com or ryan@stnmedia.com or send via U.S. Post to: School Transportation News P.O. Box 789, Redondo Beach, CA 90277


The views and opinions in School Transportation News are those of the editorial staff. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the members of the Editorial Advisory Board or their organizations. Individuals serving on the board are advisors only and are not responsible for the editorial content.


For permission to reuse materials in this publication contact STN editor Ryan Gray, at ryan@stnonline.com, or by phone at 310/792- 2226 or by fax at 310-792-2231. Material in this publication may


not be reproduced in any form without written permission. Printed in the U.S.A


Publication Mail Agreement No. 40065374


Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Station A, PO Box 54 Winsor, ON N9A 6J5


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68