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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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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.

    NSTA: The Bus Stop with Spencer Schiefelbein, Director - Channel Development, REI

    NSTA: The Bus Stop with Spencer Schiefelbein, Director - Channel Development, REI

    This week at NSTA: The Bus Stop -  NSTA Executive Director Curt Macysyn interviews Spencer Schiefelbein, Director, Channel Development at REI, a longtime NSTA Vendor Partner. Curt and Spencer delve into the impact of AI on the industry. The duo discuss the importance of having good data to work with when using AI. Spencer outlines the early impacts of AI in the industry and discusses how it could become more effective in the future. Become a subscriber and listen to a new episode every week - reasonable advertising packages are available too!
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    NSTA: The Bus Stop with James Davis, Assistant Vice President- Passenger Transportation, National Interstate Insurance

    NSTA: The Bus Stop with James Davis, Assistant Vice President- Passenger Transportation, National Interstate Insurance

    This week at NSTA: The Bus Stop - NSTA Executive Director is joined James Davis, Assistant Vice President - Passenger Transportation, National Interstate Insurance, an NSTA Vendor Partner. James provides insight on the current insurance landscape. The duo discuss strategies Contractor's can use to mitigate costs. James outlines some effective strategies Contractor's have employed to mitigate costs. Lastly, James and Curt highlight AI and its impact on the insurance industry.. Become a subscriber and listen to a new episode every week - reasonable advertising packages are available too!
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    NSTA: The Bus Stop with Doug Campbell, National OEM Account Manger, Safe Fleet, Co-Chair, Safety Competition Commmittee

    NSTA: The Bus Stop with Doug Campbell, National OEM Account Manger, Safe Fleet, Co-Chair, Safety Competition Commmittee

    This week at NSTA: The Bus Stop - NSTA Executive Director is joined Doug Campbell, National OEM Account Manager, School Bus and Co-Chair of the Safety Competition Committee. Doug and Curt cover the exciting news regarding the return of the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition. The Competition will be held from June 29-30, 2024 at Hays CISD in Austin, TX. The duo give some early details in the return of the competition and its importance to the industry.  Become a subscriber and listen to a new episode every week - reasonable advertising packages are available too!
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    NSTA: The Bus Stop with Dan Kobussen, Owner, Kobussen Buses & NSTA President

    NSTA: The Bus Stop with Dan Kobussen, Owner, Kobussen Buses & NSTA President

    This week at NSTA: The Bus Stop - NSTA Executive Director Curt Macysyn interviews  Dan Kobussen, Owner of Kobussen Buses, and NSTA President.  The duo recap the recent 2024 NSTA Midwinter Meeting, which took place at the Marriott Sanibel Harbour in Florida. The duo highlights the NSTA 60th Anniversary Luncheon and discuss the value of NSTA. Dan talks about the monthly NSTA Advocacy in Action Article in School Bus Fleet. Lastly, Dan discusses his recent testimony in Wisconsin on school bus safety issues.  Become a subscriber and listen to a new episode every week - reasonable advertising packages are available too!
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    NSTA: The Bus Stop with Dennis Roche, Co-Founder, Burbio

    NSTA: The Bus Stop with Dennis Roche, Co-Founder, Burbio

    This week at NSTA: The Bus Stop - TNSTA Executive Director is joined Dennis Roche, Co-Founder of Burbio a data tracking service. Dennis and Curt discuss trends in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER), and how schools across the nation are spending . The duo discuss how Burbio has pivoted from tracking Covid-19 policies to different data points. Lastly, Dennis and Curt discuss the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act, and its impact on chargers across the country.  Become a subscriber and listen to a new episode every week - reasonable advertising packages are available too!
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    NSTA: The Bus Stop with Tony Civitella, President and CEO, Transfinder

    NSTA: The Bus Stop with Tony Civitella, President and CEO, Transfinder

    A special episode as NSTA: The Bus Stop  is Live from the Marriott Sanibel Harbout Resort & Spa - Executive Director Curt Macysyn interviews Tony Civitella, President and CEO of Transfinder, an NSTA Vendor Partner. Tony recaps the panel "Practice Makes Perfect: Successful Technology Deployment Happens Before Back-to-School". Tony and Curt discuss the importance of  what contractors should be looking for in new vendors. Tony discusses why contractors shouldn't only be picking up their software systems several times a year. Lastly, the duo highlight the importance of collaboration between contractors and vendors. Become a subscriber and listen to a new episode of NSTA: The Bus Stop every week - targeted advertising packages are available too! 
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