Shooting Creates Somber Mood at Florida School Bus Meeting

Discussions around the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during a recent Florida Association for Pupil Transportation directors meeting centered on the mental health of students as members struggled to make sense of the tragedy.

  • Published in News

Family-Owned School Bus Contractor Receives Health Award

The Cigna Well-Being Award recognizes companies that “actively and positively impact the overall health and well-being of their population.” This year, one of the award recipients was Chicago-based school bus company Cook-Illinois Corporation.

  • Published in News

The 'Ripple Effect' of Medicaid Cuts on Student Transportation

I wrote last month that the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund could prove to be the second coming of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in terms of new school bus purchase and repowers. But if doomsday scenarios play out in terms of proposed federal cuts to entitlements, take Medicaid as an example, and with many convinced that the Individuals with Disabilities Act is in the crosshairs of the new administration, how many fewer student riders might there eventually be for all these new buses? It’s a question that begs exploration.

  • Published in Blogs