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Your one stop shop for all things NSTA and school transportation industry. Check back for new content being added weekly. The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) provides “The Bus Stop” podcast as a public service, but it is neither a legal interpretation nor a statement of NSTA policy. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by NSTA. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. NSTA encourages interested parties to circulate podcast episodes via appropriate venues, but the podcast can only be rebroadcast in its entirety, and editing The Bus Stop podcasts is expressly prohibited. The views and opinions expressed on The Bus Stop podcasts are for informational purposes only, and listeners can raise questions or concerns via email at info@yellowbuses.org.
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At NSTA: The Bus Stop - this week features Gene Ballard, Director of Strategy and Business Development at Kajeet, and Sean Slyman, Info Systems Director Associate with Navistar. Gene and Sean discuss the newly formed partnership between Kajeet and IC Bus with NSTA Executive Director Curt Macysyn. Gene tells Curt about the importance of keeping students and teachers connected to the internet, especially during Covid-19. Sean outlines what led IC Bus to partner with Kajeet in this project. Finally, Gene and Sean also explore the benefits of adding Wi-Fi to school buses, and the positive benefits this technology provides to students and teachers. What you need to know when you need to know it, always at NSTA: The Bus Stop. Subscribe today!Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
Our final edition of NSTA: The Bus Stop for the month of March and our celebration of Women's History Month, NSTA Executive Director Curt Macysyn invites back Regina Phelps, Founder of Emergency Management Solutions - a crisis management firm. Regina has been a frequent guest on the show, and she always brings great insight to issues surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. On this edition of the podcast, Curt and Regina talk about remaining impediments with respect to return to in-class learning. They also talk about deployment of the Covid-19 vaccine, and its impact on school-aged children. NSTA: The Bus Stop helps you be the best student transportation you can be, find it on Buzzsprout, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or where ever you listen to podcasts.Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
As we continue the celebration of Women's History Month at NSTA: The Bus Stop, Curt invites Claire Miller, SVP of Strategy, Business Development, Marketing and Communications for First Student onto the show. Claire and Curt discuss her transition into the student transportation field, as well as her role at First Student. The duo also highlight the partnership between NSTA and First Student, and Claire gives her insight about the future of pupil transportation. Find every episode of NSTA: The Bus Stop on Buzzsprout, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcastsSupport the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
For St. Patrick's Day, and as we continue to celebrate Women's History Month, NSTA: The Bus Stop invites Prime Policy Group, Managing Director Becky Weber onto the podcasts. Curt and Becky talk about the partnership between Prime Policy Group and NSTA, as well as the advocacy priorities for the industry as we continue into 2021. Finally, with March Madness in full swing, see who Curt and Becky have as their favorites to win the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. You can only find this content at NSTA: The Bus Stop.Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
 As we move into Week 2 of "Women's History Month" at NSTA: The Bus Stop, Curt invites Lori Simpson and Linda Neff from Keystone Insurers Group. Linda and Lori chat with Curt about their start in the student transportation field, and how the industry has evolved over the years. The trio also talks about the collaboration between Keystone and NSTA in the Royalty Partner Program, and how these offerings can save contractors money. Finally, the group dives into how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the insurance industry and what contractors should be on the lookout for. All this and more, at student transportation's industry-leading information source, NSTA: The Bus Stop.Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
All throughout March 2021, we celebrate "Women's History Month" at NSTA: The Bus Stop. Since 1995, U.S. presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. Our first guest in March is Carina Noble, senior vice president, Communications and External Affairs at National Express, one of the largest school bus contractors in North America. Carina and Curt talk about her start in student transportation and look ahead to Carina becoming the second women president in the history of NSTA. They also chat about the evolution of the industry and future changes. NSTA: The Bus Stop - student transportation professionals' "go-to" resource for information.Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
For our second NSTA: The Bus Stop Live podcast, Curt welcomes Kim Rentner, Industry Engagement Consultant for Tyler Technologies. Kim has a 20+ year career in K-12 transportation and is a previous guest on the podcast, as well as a presenter at several NSTA meetings. Tyler Technologies is the largest software provider to the public sector, and it's publicly traded on NYSE under the symbol TYL. Tyler's - Transportation division provides solutions to clients across the U.S. that transport 1/3 of the nation's children. Curt and Kim talk about the lasting impact that Covid-19 will have on student transportation, and how to turn that into a positive as we move forward. Cutting edge information to give you an edge, only at NSTA: The Bus Stop.Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
Welcome to a special edition of NSTA: The Bus Stop taped live at the NSTA Midwinter Meeting. Curt’s guest is Antonio Civitella, CEO of Transfinder. Tony speaks with Curt about positive changes that have occurred in student transportation, despite the challenges of the pandemic. The duo talks about what the future holds for the industry, and Tony has a “surprising” revelation. You’ll find this content only at NSTA: The Bus Stop. Listen to us on Apple podcasts, Buzzsprout, or Spotify!Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
With Curt Macysyn at NSTA: The Bus Stop is Charlie Hood, executive director of NASDPTS. Curt and Charlie discuss the challenges of pupil transportation, and what changes can be made to support the industry. Also, Charlie has a special announcement he will make, and he goes over what may be the future of the NASDPTS "illegal passing" survey. The information you need that keeps student transportation professionals informed and involved, only at NSTA: The Bus Stop.Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
NSTA: The Bus Stop this week features Corey Muirhead, executive vice president of Logan Bus Co. and current president of the New York School Bus Contractors Association. Corey engages with NSTA Executive Director Curt Macysyn on the status of school re-openings in New York state, as well as the challenges of getting school bus drivers vaccinated for COVID-19. Also, you'll want to hear Corey's hot take on the electric vehicle wave that will impact the yellow bus. What you need to know when you need to know it at NSTA: The Bus Stop. Subscribe today!Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
Join us at NSTA: The Bus Stop this week, as Curt Macysyn invites current association president John Benish, Jr. onto the podcast. John and Curt talk about the opening up of states for in-class learning, as well as what's on the horizon as school districts get back into the classroom. Also, see how the "Love the Bus" campaign has transitioned into a virtual activity this year, and what you can look forward to with the NSTA Midwinter Meeting in Florida. NSTA: The Bus Stop continues to provide timely information for today's student transportation leaders. Become a subscriber today.Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
Join us at NSTA: The Bus Stop this week, as Curt Macysyn, NSTA executive director, invites Jessica Pinkerton, NSTA Member Services Coordinator to speak about the upcoming Midwinter Meeting. Learn about how this live event is being executed with COVID-19 protocols in place. Jessica outlines the overall program that NSTA will be hosting at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, adjacent to Old Tampa Bay in Florida. She also gives breaking news about the live streaming platform that's being launched. Plenty of information to go along with your morning coffee at NSTA: The Bus Stop.Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
The week join us at NSTA: The Bus Stop for an engaging conversation about student transportation. NSTA Executive Director Curt Macysyn invites Tim Ammon co-owner of Decision Support Group onto the podcast. Tim and Curt talk the future of the industry, as well as trends they've seen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the post-pandemic challenges for contractors? School transportation professionals rely on NSTA: The Bus Stop for their information. Add it to your library of podcasts today!Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
At NSTA: The Bus Stop this week, join executive director Curt Macysyn as he talks with Dennis Roche, president of Burbio, an online platform that specializes in aggregating school, government, library, and community event information. Curt and Dennis discuss the three K-12 educational cohorts - virtual (remote), in-person, and hybrid. How has COVID-19 affected the overall percentages within the three models? Are there trends that help explain the percentages? And what's in store for the rest of 2021? Student transportation's first podcast, and still the one, NSTA: The Bus Stop.Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
Happy New Year from NSTA: The Bus Stop, the official podcast of the National School Transportation Association. Our first guest in 2021 is Patrick Dean, Vice President for Dean Transportation in Lansing, MI. Patrick also serves as vice-chair of the NSTA Business Development Committee, as well as a representative for NSTA on the American School Bus Council. NSTA Executive Director Curt Macysyn and Patrick talk about the important industry roles he tackles on behalf of private school bus contracting, as well as the challenges facing the industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Make listening to NSTA: The Bus Stop your 2021 New Year's resolution!Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
Happy Holidays from NSTA: The Bus Stop. In the final week of 2020, NSTA executive director Curt Macysyn invites Rich Kelly, Esq. of RC Kelly Law Associates. Rich serves as NSTA Legal Counsel, and RCKLA is an NSTA Royalty Partner Program member. Rich and Curt talk about the Business Counsel Program (BCP), and they cover the landscape of interim agreements, contract provisions, and litigation, as school bus contractors seek continuity payments to maintain the student transportation system throughout the country. It's our final podcast of 2020, so join us at NSTA: The Bus Stop.Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
Happy Holidays from NSTA: The Bus Stop, where this week NSTA executive director Curt Macysyn hosts Charlie Hood, executive director of NASDPTS. Charlie takes time to explain the role of NASDPTS in the student transportation realm, and Curt and Charlie talk about joint projects between the organizations. Also, NASDPTS held a virtual conference recently, and hear about the topics they covered. Pupil transportation's first industry podcast, and it comes to you directly each week at NSTA: The Bus Stop.Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
This week at NSTA: The Bus Stop, John Benish, COO of Cook-Illinois and NSTA President, joins executive director Curt Macysyn.  John and Curt talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected student transportation and concerns about a bus driver shortage. What's on the horizon for 2021? All this and more at NSTA: The Bus Stop.Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
You will want to listen this week to NSTA: The Bus Stop with Regina Phelps, author and founder of EMS Solutions - a crisis management firm, and NSTA executive director Curt Macysyn. Regina and Curt talk about the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impending deployment of a vaccine. Regina is the first four-time guest on NSTA: The Bus Stop, and always brings us great information. Don’t miss this episode!Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
Joining us at NSTA: The Bus Stop this week is Joe Leggett, Vice President of National Accounts for Collins Bus. NSTA executive director Curt Macysyn speaks with Joe about how the pandemic has affected the school bus industry. The duo talk about cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and what Collins Bus has in store for 2021. Get all this great information at the home of the first student transportation podcast - NSTA: The Bus Stop.Support the show (http://www.yellowbuses.org/membership/)
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