Our goal is to provide our members with the support they need to be successful in today's challenging times.

School transportation represents the largest form of mass transportation in the United States, as school buses outnumber all other forms of public transportation vehicles almost 3.5 to 1. School buses are the transportation mode of choice by about a third of school-aged kids, who collectively take more than 50 million trips per day. All other forms of mass transportation have 34 million daily boardings combined, and transport only 10 percent of American commuters each day, including children who ride the city transit bus to class - rather than the yellow bus.

38%

Private Contractors

Private school bus contractors account for 38 percent of the nation’s pupil transportation services

70x

Safety

Students are significantly safer riding to and from school in a school bus than walking, riding bikes, or riding/driving in their family car. The number of fatalities of school age children traveling to and from school, per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT), is 70 times higher in passenger vehicles than in school buses.

480k

Daily School Buses

Everyday, 480,000 yellow school buses transport students to and from school

250k

Contractor Employment

Private school bus contractors employ more than 250,000 individuals as bus drivers, technicians, maintenance workers, dispatch, and administrative staff.

You Never Travel Alone

Private School Bus Operators who join NSTA take advantage of our conference and program offerings that help you manage your day-to-day operations. In addition, keep up with the latest industry trends through our podcasts, webinars, and monthly newsletter (NSTA-64). No matter your size or location, NSTA has something to offer you.

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NSTA The Bus Stop

NSTA The Bus Stop

The official podcast of the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) launched its first weekly episode in August 2019, and has offered original content each week since then. Distribution commences on a weekly basis, through the weekly NSTA Membership Minute and comes directly to your in-box each Wednesday. Read More

The NSTA Advocacy Team

The NSTA Advocacy Team

Come be part of a winning team, as the Government Relations meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month. NSTA member input remains invaluable, as we represent the organization through our advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, in Federal Agencies, and State Capitals, in pursuit of solutions to assist private school bus contractors.Read More

NSTA Live Events

NSTA Live Events

Come join your fellow school bus operators at our regularly scheduled live events each year. In January, NSTA hosts it Midwinter Meeting, and in spring, the group heads to Washington, DC for the NSTA Capitol Hill Bus-In. Lastly, each summer NSTA members gather for the Annual Meeting and Convention (AMC) at various host locations around the United States. Read More

NSTA Library

NSTA Library

This feature is available to NSTA Members only, and through the Library you can access NSTA's Keyword Index of NSTA Toolkits, Written Comments, Discussion Papers, Position Letters, Member Bulletins, Testimony, and Media Releases. Read More

Information That Comes to You Directly

  • Each Wednesday, NSTA provides a timely and informative Membership Minute directly to your in-box. We realize that schedules are busy, and these bulletins are short and straight to the point. They touch upon trending issues or topics and serve as the vehicle to launch our weekly podcast – NSTA: The Bus Stop.

    NSTA Membership Minutes

  • As you know, things come up when least expected, and when they do, NSTA jumps into action by providing timely information to you directly. Membership Bulletins take on a variety of formats – from a “Call to Action” to a “Regulatory Alert”. We distill the information for you and provide a plain talk summary.

    Membership Bulletins

  • Our monthly newsletter, NSTA-64, provides articles, columns, and updates on the latest trending matters in student transportation. From breaking articles on the latest Congressional Vote to an Event Update, NSTA-64 continues to be a respected source of news for private school bus operators.

    NSTA-64

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Upcoming Events


NSTA Midwinter Meeting
22-24 Jan
Jan 22-24 2023 ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) )

NSTA Midwinter Meeting

Every January, NSTA hosts a Midwinter Meeting – typically held at a prime warm weather destination point. This meeting gives school bus contractors a chance to take a mid-school year break, while providing cutting-edge content and exclusive networking opportunities for attendees.

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NSTA Capitol Hill Bus-In
TBD

NSTA Capitol Hill Bus-In

NSTA hosts a Capitol Hill Bus-In that is set in conjunction with the Congressional calendar (usually March or April), and gives participants a chance to engage with policy-makers - who impact pupil transportation. This event highlights the importance of the NSTA Advocacy Team, an...

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NSTA Annual Meeting & Convention
16-19 Jul
16 Jul, 2023 - 19 Jul, 2023 ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) )

NSTA Annual Meeting & Convention

This event remains an annual staple of the NSTA live meeting schedule and is typically hosted in mid to late July in locations around the country. The program combines networking events with professional development sessions focused on student transportation issues.

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National School Bus Safety Week
17-21 October
October 17, 2022 – October 21, 2022

National School Bus Safety Week

National School Bus Safety Week is observed each year to address the importance of school bus safety across the nation. This active and evolving program takes place each year during the third full week in October.

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Love the Bus Month
1-28 February
February 1, 2022 – February 28, 2022

Love the Bus Month

Love the Bus Month is an annual month-long celebration held each February. The event highlights the important role of the yellow school bus in education and shows appreciation for the professional school bus drivers who safely transport students each day.

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NSTA Fall Conference
08-10 Nov
08 Nov, 2022 - 10 Nov, 2022 ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) )

NSTA Fall Conference

Due to the postponement of our 2022 NSTA Midwinter Meeting in January, NSTA makes a special trip to the Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, FL for this unique event. Come join us in the Florida Keys, as we provide timely industry updates and a special post-election summary.

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