Use these resources to guarantee that your program’s transportation system is following federal and state regulations.
Head Start program transportation services, provided directly or by a contracted partner, should be responsive to community needs. Use these resources to build a safe, cost-effective, and responsive transportation system.
Use these resources to build a safe and cost-effective transportation system that is compliant with regulations and responsive to your community’s needs.
Use this checklist to maintain a comprehensive transportation system that is safe, cost effective, and compliant with state and federal regulations.
Review the questions and answers (Q&A) below to find information related to transportation services in Head Start and Early Head Start.
Head Start programs that provide transportation services should consider communication skills training to increase the efficiency of their transportation staff. Program directors and transportation supervisors may use this resource to identify training issues that impact the quality of transportation services.
Outsourcing is a successful strategy for solving a variety of transportation problems. This article offers ideas that program managers and transportation coordinators can use to evaluate their cost of transportation. For example, the article suggests that partnering with a private school bus company whose expertise is pupil transportation allows the program staff to concentrate on their primary function of educating children.
When considering new vehicle purchases, program directors should understand the four basic types of buses available. Manufacturers can configure each of the four types as either a traditional school bus or as an allowable alternate vehicle (AAV). This tip sheet provides a brief description of each type.