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PSBA Executive Director Guest on NSTA: The Bus Stop Podcast

PSBA Executive Director Guest on NSTA: The Bus Stop Podcast

  • 8/1/2023 3:49:00 PM
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PSBA Executive Director, Gerry Wosewick, joined the National School Transportation Association’s(NSTA) Executive Director, Curt Macysyn on NSTA: The Bus Stop Podcast! Podcast description: “Gerry outlines his background and journey into the school bus realm. Gerry highlights the recent PSBA Annual Convention, which took place in State College, and what issues the group covered and programs they offered. The duo discuss the recently legislative initiatives facing the association, and t...
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 Pa. School Bus Association announces School Bus Driver Recruitment Week

Pa. School Bus Association announces School Bus Driver Recruitment Week

  • 5/4/2023 4:33:00 PM
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LANSDALE – From May 6-13, private contractors throughout Pennsylvania will be hosting school bus driver recruitment events across the commonwealth. These events are designed to offer employment opportunities across Pennsylvania and educate the public about the many benefits of becoming a school bus driver. Events range from test drive events, family fun days, community events and more. Attendance at these events are free to the public. To learn more about these hiring events or to find one i...
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'Daunting' bus driver qualifications hinder recruitment

'Daunting' bus driver qualifications hinder recruitment

  • 5/3/2023 3:38:00 PM
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(The Center Square) – School bus companies in Pennsylvania told lawmakers Tuesday that hiring hurdles encourage potential drivers to look elsewhere for work. “The rigors of just qualifying to become a driver is a daunting task,” said Aaron Sepkowski, president of Pocono Transportation and vice president of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association. The process, he noted, can take months. Potential workers can’t always go for so long without a paycheck as they wait for background checks t...
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Policy Committee Highlights Hurdles Within School Transportation

Policy Committee Highlights Hurdles Within School Transportation

  • 5/3/2023 3:35:00 PM
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HARRISBURG – House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) held a hearing titled “Effective School Transportation for Our Drivers and Our Students” to discuss the obstacles the school transportation community faces. “One of the most important factors of education is ensuring our students can get to and from school safely,” said Kail. “Learning of the barriers these companies are facing gives us a better understanding of what we need to do in Harrisburg ...
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FOX 43 | Pa. school bus contractors struggle to hire new drivers

FOX 43 | Pa. school bus contractors struggle to hire new drivers

  • 3/17/2023 9:26:00 AM
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While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic slowly wind down, Pennsylvania continues its struggle to hire school bus drivers. PSBA Membership Committee Vice-Chair, Alison Sload, talks about the school bus driver shortage across Pennsylvania in this news story linked below. School bus drivers are in high demand across Pennsylvania and employers are ready to get you started in a rewarding career path. Learn valuable skills, serve your community and help the next generation receive their educatio...
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PSBA Member McCarter Transit, Inc. Resonates as True School Bus Hero

PSBA Member McCarter Transit, Inc. Resonates as True School Bus Hero

  • 2/28/2023 4:07:00 PM
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Late Friday night on February 3, 2023, in East Palestine, Ohio, a freight train containing highly toxic chemicals derailed from the tracks and ignited a quarter-mile-long fire. Due to the dangers and toxicity of this explosion, residents were ordered to evacuate their homes in the days to come. While the town is still navigating these ongoing devastating events, many civilians jumped in to help without thinking twice.As we know, PSBA prides itself with the term “School Bus Heroes”, a...
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New Castle News Recognizes PSBA Letter to the Editor Press Release

  • 10/17/2022 10:42:00 AM
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New Castle News (NCNewsOnline) Recognizes PSBA Letter to the Editor Press Release, written by President, Shawn McGlinchey. "Many factors contribute to that safety record. Today’s school buses have protective seating, high crash standards, rollover protection features and are designed to be highly visible. These buses are tougher, cleaner, safer and more diligently maintained than ever before. In addition, today’s buses are staffed by a dedicated workforce of experience...
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The Daily Herald Recognizes PSBA Letter to the Editor Press Release

  • 10/17/2022 10:39:00 AM
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On October 15, 2022, The Daily Herald Recognizes PSBA Letter to the Editor Press Release, written by President, Shawn McGlinchey."Statistics show that school buses are the safest way to transport students to and from school every day. Many factors contribute to that safety record. Today’s school buses have protective seating, high crash standards, rollover protection features, and are designed to be highly visible. These buses are tougher, cleaner, safer, and more diligently main...
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Press Enterprise Recognizes PSBA Letter to the Editor Press Release

  • 10/17/2022 10:21:00 AM
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On October 15, 2022, Press Enterprise Press Enterprise recognizes PSBA Letter to the Editor Press Release, written by President, Shawn McGlinchey."During the week of October 17th , Pennsylvania joins the nation in celebration of National School Bus Safety Week. The theme for this year’s School Bus Safety Week is, "1 Bus + 1 Driver = a BIG Impact on Education" which reminds all of us of the important role school transportation professional play in the education of Pennsy...
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