School Transportation News is a monthly news and feature magazine serving the field of pupil transportation. It was first published in Sept. 1991 by founder Bill Paul, who held the title of editor and publisher of the magazine until 2007. Paul reported on the pupil transportation industry for nearly three decades, previously serving as the editor/publisher of School Bus Fleet and Metro magazines. He is also the founder of the NASDPTS Suppliers Council and is a member of the NAPT Hall of Fame.
STN Media Group was formed in 2008 to offer a variety of services under three broad categories:
Print & Digital Magazines
School Transportation News (STN), a monthly business-to-business news magazine. The magazine reaches more than 26,000 monthly readers who are qualified by BPA Worldwide, and an additional 95,000 people, based on a survey of pass-along readership provided by an outside consultant. STN also publishes a digital edition of the magazine each month in the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores and related apps, as well as the the largest, most comprehensive website in pupil transportation, containing more than 5,000 pages of vital industry information. The website features online banner, webcast and video advertising opportunities and more. STN eNews is the magazine’s free, weekly, electronic newsletter sent to a subscription list of more than 16,000 recipients.
Conferences & Trade Shows
The STN EXPO Conference & Trade Show, an annual conference held in late July that brings together 1,200 pupil, public and private transportation professionals from across the United States and worldwide. They discuss the latest best practices across the educational tracks of Business Management, Maintenance & Technology, Head Start & Special Needs transportation, and Safety & Security.
In 2015, the STN EXPO offered a new experience: The Green Bus Summit. This symposium provides insights and trends from fleet operators, plus state and federal officials to assist all bus operators — not just of school buses — to make purchasing and implementation decisions on alternative fuels and clean energy solutions.
The STN EXPO launched the Transportation Director Summit for 2017. This exclusive, graduate-level experience consists of an evening ice-breaker and self-evaluation exercise, followed the next day by a seminar on leadership, culture and emerging technolgy, and their effects on business practices of today and tomorrow. The Summit is intended for student transportation decision-makers with director or senior administrator titles. Participants must apply and be accepted.
The annual Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers National Conference & Exhibition (TSD Conference), which offers hands-on child securement, evacuation and workshop training to educators and transporters who work with students with special needs, preschoolers and Head Start children. This national conference also provides a trade show experience that is unique to this segment of the industry. It is produced in conjunction with the TSD Roadeo, presented by STN Media Group, and the industry group, Women in Transportation (WIT).
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