NSTA Meetings


The National School Transportation Association hosts quarterly board and committees meetings to carry out the Association’s progressive strategic plan.  These four meetings have a unique mission and serve as the foundation for members to enrich the professional relationships behind the yellow school bus industry.


Capitol Hill Bus-In

NSTA’s Capitol Hill Bus-In is your opportunity to directly engage with lawmakers. Last year, Prime Policy Group arranged over 220 individual meetings giving members the chance to speak to the representatives making decisions on the issues that directly affect their daily operations. Following the meetings, NSTA members hear from a series of many Members of Congress who are champions of their issues. This event is crucial to NSTA's federal legislation efforts and helping Washington, DC understand and recognize the issues that face the industry. The 2017 Capitol Hill Bus-In will be held March 28th - March 30th.

Annual Meeting and Convention

NSTA's Annual Meeting & Convention is the association’s premier event of the year as it provides unsurpassed opportunities for members to get the latest information on the state of the school bus industry.  NSTA’s quarterly committee meetings are scheduled along with group dinners, a vendor showcase, and keynote speakers. The annual awards banquet showcases leaders in the industry for their dedication and service.  The association also hosts the annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition where 100 drivers compete in a written test and road course in one of three categories: conventional; transit; and small bus.  The winners of each category are announced the evening of the road course at the awards banquet where the comradery is contagious! For more details on the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition, please visit the Safety Competition page from the tab above. The 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention will be held July 14-19 in Indianapolis, IN.  

Fall Meeting

NSTA’s Fall Meeting is held in in conjunction with the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services’ (NASDPTS) and National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) annual conferences. This year the meeting will include the presentation of NSTA’s Strategic Plan, committee meetings, and the Board of Directors meeting. Join us to hear the latest industry updates and to take part in the continued development of NSTA. The 2016 Fall Board Meeting will be held November 7th and 8th in Kansas City, MO.

Midwinter Meeting

NSTA's Midwinter Meeting is your chance to network with fellow contractors and industry vendor partners.  Take part in the continued development of NSTA and network with top executives to learn what's keeping the association at the forefront of industry related issues.  The 2018 NSTA Mid-Winter Meeting will be held from January 20th - 24th, 2018 in Ka'anapali, Maui, Hawaii.