Friendly Reminder that the memberships created to attend 2019 Train The Trainer will expire July 1, 2020.  Please renew your membership today to enable you to have access to the 2020 Train the Trainer Virtual Conferences that will start on Tuesday, July 7th.

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A state law was passed effective March 29, 2020, that extends the expiration date for driver’s licenses that expire during the peacetime public health emergency or anytime in the month the emergency ends.  The expiration dates are extended for two months after the month the peacetime emergency ends. Currently the peacetime emergency is extended to…

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Several schools that participated in our 90,000 Masks Donation Program have since reached out, asking if masks could be supplied in larger quantities. Due to CDC recommendations and the number of requests received, School PPE Purchase Program has been developed to support the efforts of our Schools and to help keep educators, students, and community members safe through these difficult times.

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The following message is from Lieutenant Brian Reu, Minnesota State Patrol. There have been quite a few questions surfacing regarding the installation of barriers around the drivers area. Attached is a picture of a curtain idea that will not fly. There are several concerns with the curtain idea with the vision obstruction being one of the most…

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This is a very challenging time, both as an industry and as individuals, as we respond to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Take care of yourself, take care of your family, and please follow all of the recommendations set forth by the experts regarding ways you can stay healthy.  After Governor Walz announced on Sunday that…

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On March 3, 2015, Hoglund Bus Company owner Holly Hoglund Klein was tragically killed in a car crash. Friends and colleagues fondly remember Holly as a woman who tirelessly supported other women in the student transportation industry while successfully balancing her strong faith, a career, family, and volunteering in her community. Holly is survived by…

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The Minnesota School Bus Special Education Committee, in cooperation with the Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation (MAPT), is sponsoring the 17th annual awards program to identify and recognize the best transportation professionals in the categories of special education school bus drivers, and bus assistants serving Minnesota students. Below you will find the link for an…

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While school buses remain incredibly safe, we all know that students who ride buses are most vulnerable when they are outside the bus in the “danger zone.” Minnesota is assisting the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) in coordinating a national survey to determine the prevalence of illegal passing of school…

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