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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 le


Prime Policy Group | Becky Weber, Managing Director
Aug 5 • 16 min
Tune into this week’s episode of NSTA: The Bus Stop, featuring Becky Weber, Managing Director at Prime Policy Group, as well as NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn. Join Becky as she talks with Curt about the C.E.R.T.S Act and the quest for contractor…
Tyler Bus Attendance | Kim Rentner, Tyler Technologies
Jul 29 • 15 min
Click here to tune into this week’s episode of NSTA: The Bus Stop, featuring the Tyler Technologies Kim Rentner, as well as NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn. Join Kim as she talks with Curt about the new Tyler Bus Attendance application and how it…
Cook-Illinois Corp. | John Benish, Jr., Chief Operating Officer
Jul 22 • 10 min
Tune into this week’s episode of NSTA: The Bus Stop, featuring the Cook-Illinois Corp. John Benish Jr. President of NSTA, as well as NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn. Join John for his informative talk with Curt about his first year as NSTA…
STARTS Task Force | Tim Ammon and Jim Regan, Co-Consultants
Jul 14 • 22 min
Tune into this week’s episode of NSTA: The Bus Stop, featuring the STARTS Task Force co-managers Jim Regan and Tim Ammon, as well as NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn. Join Jim and Tim as they talk with Curt about the Task Force report development…
Busing on the Lookout | Lexi Higgins, Program Specialist
Jul 7 • 14 min
Cintas Corporation | Carly Hanna, Major Account Manager – Corporate Accounts
Jun 30 • 7 min
Tune into this week’s episode of NSTA: The Bus Stop, featuring NSTA Royalty Partner - Cintas. Join Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director, as he sits down with Carly Hanna, Major Account Manager – Corporate Accounts for Cintas, to talk about the products…
2020 NSTA Virtual AMC Keynote Speaker | Pastor A.L. Reeves, Safety Liaison, Hartford County Public Schools
Jun 24 • 15 min
Tune into this week’s episode of NSTA: The Bus Stop. This week features NSTA Virtual Annual Meeting & Convention Keynote Speaker, Pastor A.L. Reeves. Pastor Reeves joins Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director for a second time at NSTA: The Bus Stop to talk…
STARTS Task Force | Tim Ammon, Co-Founder Decision Support Group
Jun 17 • 21 min
Tune into this week’s episode of NSTA: The Bus Stop. This week features the Student Transportation Aligned for Return to School (STARTS) Task Force co-manager - Tim Ammon and NSTA executive director Curt Macysyn. Tim is co-owner of Decision Support Group,…
IC Parts Program | Tom Polzin, National Accounts Manager
Jun 9 • 19 min
Tune in to this week’s episode of NSTA: The Bus Stop - featuring NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn, and National Account Manager of IC Bus Parts, Tom Polzin. Tom and Curt highlight IC Bus Parts as a member of the NSTA Royalty Partner Program, and they…
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration | Kristin Rosenthal, Highway Safety Specialist
Jun 2 • 16 min
This week’s episode of NSTA’s: The Bus Stop features National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Highway Safety Specialist, Kristin Rosenthal and NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn. Curt and Kristin highlight the driver in-service curriculum…
ITS America - 2 | Tim Drake, Vice President of Public Policy & Government Affairs
May 26 • 13 min
Be sure to catch this week’s episode of NSTA: The Bus Stop - featuring Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs of ITS America, Tim Drake, and NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn. Tune in as Curt and Tim discuss emerging developments in…
Transfinder | Tony Civitella, CEO
May 20 • 22 min
Tune in to listen to this week’s edition of NSTA: The Bus Stop - featuring Transfinder CEO, Tony Civitella and NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn. Join Curt and Tony as they discuss the recent National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations…
COVID-19 Bulletin 3 | Regina Phelps
May 13 • 23 min
Join Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director, at this week’s edition of NSTA: The Bus Stop. Curt sits down with Regina Phelps, Founder of EMS Solutions Inc., and author of several crisis management books. Regina discusses the potential scenarios that…
Commercial Vehicle Training Association | Don Lefeve, President & CEO
May 5 • 14 min
This week’s edition of NSTA: The Bus Stop features Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director, and Commercial Vehicle Training Association President and CEO, Don Lefeve. Curt and Don discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the commercial vehicle industry,…
Cook-Illinois Corp. | John Benish, President and COO
Apr 29 • 18 min
Join NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn and National Student Transportation Association (NSTA) president John Benish, Jr, as they talk about responses to the COVID-19 health crisis. John also gives his perspective, as president and COO of…
National Association of Pupil Transportation - Mike Martin, Executive Director and CEO
Apr 22 • 28 min
Join NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn and National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Executive Director and CEO, Mike Martin, as they discuss the impact of COVID-19 on school bus operations. Listen in as Mike details the efforts his…
RC Kelly Law Associates | Rich Kelly, Esq., Senior Partner
Apr 15 • 14 min
Join NSTA Royalty Partner Program member, Rich Kelly, Esq., Senior Partner of RC Kelly Law Associates, and NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn at NSTA: The Bus Stop this week. Rich and Curt discuss the NSTA Business Counsel Program (BCP), which…
Logan Bus | Corey Muirhead, Executive Vice President
Apr 7 • 20 min
Join NSTA: The Bus Stop with special guest Corey Muirhead, Executive Vice President of Logan Bus Co. and President of the New York School Bus Contractors Association. NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn and Corey review the current state of affairs for…
COVID-19 Bulletin 2 | Regina Phelps, Emergency Management & Safety Solutions Founder
Apr 1 • 15 min
Join NSTA: The Bus Stop - with the COVID-19 health crisis sweeping the nation, join us for an important podcast. NSTA executive director, Curt Macysyn, welcomes Regina Phelps, founder of Emergency Management and Safety Solutions. Regina is an…
First Student | Paul Osland, President
Mar 20 • 14 min
Join Paul Osland, President of First Student, and NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn, on a special edition of NSTA: The Bus Stop this week! Paul and Curt discuss the dramatic effect that COVID-19 has had on private school bus contractors around the…
U.S. Senator Todd Young (IN)
Mar 17 • 13 min
Join The STOP for School Buses Act (S.1254) co-sponsor - U.S. Senator Todd Young (IN), and NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn, at NSTA: The Bus Stop this week! Curt and Senator Young discuss his unique path to elected office. Senator Young grew up in…
COVID-19 Bulletin | Regina Phelps, Emergency Management & Safety Solutions Founder
Mar 9 • 17 min
Join NSTA at The Bus Stop for this timely and critical podcast with the founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, Regina Phelps. Regina is a recognized global leader in crisis management specifically, exercise design. NSTA Executive Director,…
Pastor Al Reeves
Feb 25 • 18 min
Join Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director, and Pastor Alfred Reeves, Founder and Director, of boys 2 MEN, and School Safety Liaison at Harford County (MD) Public Schools, at NSTA: The Bus Stop. Stop by to hear about Pastor Reeves’ journey in school…
ROUSH CleanTech | Ryan Zic, VP of School Bus Sales
Feb 25 • 17 min
Meet us at NSTA: The Bus Stop to join Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director, and Ryan Zic, Vice President of School Bus Sales at ROUSH CleanTech. Ryan and Curt talk about the ROUSH team, and then dive into what it takes to transition to propane-powered…
Logan Bus | Corey Muirhead, Executive Vice President
Feb 17 • 16 min
Join Corey Muirhead, Executive Vice President of Logan Bus Company, and Curt Macysyn, Executive Director of NSTA at the NSTA’s official podcast - The Bus Stop. Curt and Corey discuss Logan Bus Company and their exciting new electric infrastructure, as…
ITS America | Tim Drake, VP of Public Policy
Feb 12 • 19 min
Join NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn, as he speaks with Tim Drake, VP of Public Policy for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America). Tune in to listen to the challenges facing the transportation industry, particularly the…
Hilton Bus, LLC | David Zickafoose, Owner + Operator
Feb 3 • 18 min
Join NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn, as he speaks with NSTA contractor member and owner and operator of Hilton Bus, LLC, David Zickafoose (Camden, DE). Curt and David highlight David’s participation on the 2020 NSTA Midwinter Meeting Fleet…
Dean Transportation | Patrick Dean, Vice President of Business Development
Jan 29 • 19 min
Join NSTA Business Development Committee (BDC) Co-Chair, Patrick Dean, as he talks about his family business, Dean Transportation. In addition, Patrick highlights his role as the Vice President of Business Development for Dean. Listen in, as Curt Macysyn,…
Keystone | Linda Neff, Director of School Transportation
Jan 15 • 16 min
Join Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director, as he speaks with the Director of School Transportation for Keystone Insurers Group, Linda Neff. Take a moment to hear about Linda’s background in school transportation insurance, and learn how you can save…
TranSubro | Kevin Lowry, CEO
Jan 14 • 19 min
Join Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director, as he speaks with TranSubro Founder, Kevin Lowry. Tune in to hear about Kevin’s background as a retired police chief and attorney, as well as the interworking of - TranSubro. He also highlights his sponsorship…
Fleetio | Michael Harrison, Head of Product Management
Jan 7 • 14 min
Join 2020 NSTA Midwinter Meeting - Fleet Maintenance Technology Panelist, Michael Harrison from Fleetio. Be sure to catch Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director, as he highlights Fleetio as one of NSTA’s newest vendor members. Listen in as Michael…
Pennsylvania School Bus Association | Mike Berk, Executive Director
Dec 26, 2019 • 15 min
Join NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn, as he sits down with the Pennsylvania School Bus Association (PSBA) Executive Director, Mike Berk. Learn about how PSBA unique cause, the ERIC Project, which seeks to assist special needs students in emergency…
Tim Moore | NSTA Keynote Speaker
Dec 9, 2019 • 16 min
This week’s featured guest is the Keynote Speaker for NSTA’s Midwinter Meeting - Tim Moore of Generational Insights. Join Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director, as he speaks with Tim about his experience at several Fortune 500 Companies, and how that…
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2)
Dec 9, 2019 • 18 min
This week’s episode marks The Bus Stop’s twentieth episode, and features U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-2). NSTA could think of no better guest than Rep. Walorski, to ring in the twentieth episode! Join Rep. Walorski as she speaks with NSTA…
RC Kelly Law Associates, LLC | Rich Kelly, Esq., Senior Partner and Founder
Nov 25, 2019 • 18 min
Featured this week is NSTA Royalty Partner Program - Rich Kelly of RC Kelly Law Associates, LLC (RCKLA). Join NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn, and RCKLA Senior Partner and Founder, Rich Kelly, Esq., as they discuss Rich’s unique background and the…
Thomas Built Buses | Caley Edgerly, President & CEO
Nov 21, 2019 • 23 min
Being featured on this week’s episode of NSTA’s official podcast - The Bus Stop - is Thomas Built Buses’ President and CEO, Caley Edgerly. Caley joins NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn, as they highlight Daimler and Thomas Built Buses’ newest…
Transportant | John Styers, Co-Founder and CEO
Nov 16, 2019 • 15 min
This week’s episode of NSTA’s The Bus Stop, features NSTA Vendor Partner, Transportant, and their CEO and Co-Founder, John Styers. Join NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn, as he and John discuss the development of Transportant, the importance of…
TeamConnect | Dan Starr, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Nov 14, 2019 • 17 min
This week’s episode of NSTA’s official podcast - The Bus Stop - features NSTA Vendor Partner, Dan Starr from TeamConnect. Join NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn, as he and Dan discuss Dan’s background in communications and push-to-talk systems….
Tyler Technologies | Kim Rentner
Nov 13, 2019 • 16 min
This week’s episode of NSTA’s The Bus Stop features Kim Rentner, Industry Engagement Consultant for Tyler Technologies. Join NSTA Executive Director, Curt Macysyn, as he talks with Kim about Tyler Technologies’ new tablet solutions, her background in…
Spectrum Consulting Group
Oct 31, 2019 • 17 min
This week’s episode is unique in that NSTA is featuring not just one, but two guests from Spectrum Consulting Group: Senior Consultants, Tyler Kramer and Andrew Marquardt. Join NSTA Executive Director Curt Macysyn, Andrew, and Tyler as they discuss the…
Safe Fleet | Chris Akiyama, Vice President of School Bus
Oct 29, 2019 • 29 min
This week’s episode features Safe Fleet’s Vice President of School Bus, Chris Akiyama. Chris and Curt provide listeners with an overview of Safe Fleet and its partnership with Seon, Chris’s background, and the vast safety technologies Safe Fleet deploys…
IC Bus | Trish Reed, Vice President and General Manager
Oct 22, 2019 • 23 min
This episode features VP and General Manager of IC Bus - Trish Reed. Join Curt and Trish as they discuss the journey as IC Bus implemented Electronic Stability Control and Collision Mitigation as standard equipment on their school buses, and what other…
Environmental Protection Agency
Oct 15, 2019 • 20 min
This week’s episode features Jason Wilcox, Transportation and Air Quality Representative for the Environmental Protection Agency, and Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director. Join Jason and Curt as they discuss clean school bus technology, the 2019 DERA -…
DERA School Bus Rebate
Oct 9, 2019 • 19 min
This week’s episode, hosted by Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director, features Sandi Steelhammer, NSTA Grants Administrator. Join Curt and Sandi as they to learn about the DERA grant program, as well as the recently opened School Bus Rebate program.
NSTA President | John Benish, Jr. - Cook-Illinois Corp.
Oct 2, 2019 • 21 min
This week’s episode features John Benish, Jr., COO of Cook-Illinois, Corp. as well as NSTA President, and Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director. Join Curt and John as they discuss green energy, school bus driver recruitment and retention, and John’s…
Collins Bus Corp. | Joe Leggett, VP of National Accounts
Sep 24, 2019 • 16 min
This week’s episode features Joe Leggett, VP of National Accounts for Collins Bus Corp. and Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director. Join Curt and Joe as they discuss what constitutes an Original Equipment Manufacturers and the iconic yellow school bus.
Benjamin & Co | Seth Hoffman, AIF, CPFA
Sep 16, 2019 • 21 min
Join NSTA Executive Director Curt Macysyn, as he speaks with NSTA investment strategist and Benjamin & Co founder and managing partner, Seth Hoffman, AIF®, CPFA on trade tariffs, oil prices, and the presidential election’s effect on the U.S. market. Seth…
NSTA Advocacy | Becky Weber, Prime Policy Group
Sep 10, 2019 • 17 min
Join Curt Macysyn, NSTA Executive Director, as he speaks with NSTA’s D.C. representative, Becky Weber of Prime Policy Group.
Stand for Children | Teach Kindness Challenge
Aug 29, 2019 • 20 min
Join NSTA’s Curt Macysyn as he speaks with Daniel O’Donnell on Stand for Children’s Teach Kindness Challenge.
Membership Benefits
Aug 21, 2019 • 21 min
Membership Benefits
Middle School Kindness Challenge
Apr 10, 2019 • 26 min
Join Dan O’Donnell from Stand for Children as he discusses the Middle School Kindness Challenge. Hear about the new school bus specific lesson plans NSTA has helped to create, and get an update on how to participate in upcoming cycles.
Risk Management of Pre-Diabetes
Apr 10, 2019 • 33 min
Join NSTA for a panel discussion with representatives from the American Association of Diabetes Educators and Fishing Creek Transportation as they discuss the importance of diabetes awareness and ensuring driver health and fitness for duty.