Serving the state of New Hampshire school systems since 1976.

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The NH School Transportation Association is the state's trade association of school districts and private bus contractors providing transportation for the state's school children. The Association has as its main purpose "the highest degree of safety in the transportation of school children", working with common intra-industry problems, and the cooperation with existing allied industries, associations, and governmental agencies for the advancement of school bus transportation. Members of the Association own and/or operate approximately 90 percent of the school buses traveling New Hampshire highways.

Latest Happenings from Your NHSTA!

Click here for the latest Updates on CDL TESTING, SCHEDULING, RETESTS, & ELDT REQUIREMENTS from NH DMV

NHSTA Winter 2022 Newsletter available for viewing, download (printing and sharing). Click here to view the issue.


Applications may now be submitted for NHSTA's $500 scholarship which will be awarded to any high school senior of an NHSTA member (regardless of position held within a fleet or SAU' transportation operation). Students planning to attend any form of post-secondary education leading to a degree, professional license or certification (technical schools) area eligible to apply. The scholarship will be paid directly to the student's school for the 2023-2024 academic year. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 5, 2023.  Click the link below to view and download the scholarship requirements and application. Applications may be submitted along with required supplemental documents via email scan to or mailed to the address provided on the application. 

Click here to download and save the 2023 NHSTA Scholarship Application

On Saturday, November 5, NSHTA hosted an outstanding in-service on bully and suicide awareness training at Merrimack Valley High School. A copy of the PowerPoint presentation is available on this website under the Resources tab. Click on the folder labeled: In-service Training Presentation Documents to find a link to the presentation. 

Presenters Michele Halligan-Foley, M.ED. (l) and Gail Corey, School
Counselor (r) from the Rochester School District (SAU 54) pose
after their in-service presentation on November 5 at Merrimack
Valley High School.

Congratulations to All NHSTA 2020-2022 Safe Drivers & Mechanics Award Winners!

The photos below reflect those who were able to attend the awards dinner and celebration on October 28.  A listing of all winners is available by clicking here (list to be linked soon).

Congratulations to Tom Burke of Merrimack Valley School District on 50 Year of Driving Accident- and Conviction-Free!

(Photo coming soon)

School bus mechanics recognized at the October 28 Awards Dinner
included (l-R): Guy Balassone, STA-Londonderry; Eric Chandler, STA-
Jaffrey; Matthew Cheney, Bow School District and Jesse Francis,
STA-Merrimack. They are joined by NHSTA Board members, Sandy
Rowe, Director, STA; Cynthia Fournier, President, First Student and 
Karen Holden, Vice President, Manchester Transit Authority. 

Congratulations to Our 5-Year Drivers
Congratulations to Our 10-Year Drivers
Congratulations to Our 15-Year Drivers

Congratulations to Our 20-Year Drivers!

Cynthia Fournier, Sandy Rowe and Karen Holden Congratulate
Scott Adams, STA-Hooksett on 25-Year Drivers Award
Congratulations to Our 30-Year Drivers

Congratulations to 40-Year Driver, Jeane Gallinaro, STA-

Congratulations to 45-Year Driver, Laurette Cillo, STA-

DMV Director, John Maraso addressed the awards 
assembly and thanked and congratulated all for the 
incredible job they do on a daily basis to ensure
the safety of NH's school-aged children. This was his
first official appearance in from of an NHSTA audience. 

Rebecca Kelsea of the Office of 
Pupil Transportation was another
guest of NHSTA who spoke
to those attending. 

NHSTA Board of Directors News

Your board of directors gathered on June 14 in Concord for the first time in-person (since February 2019 due to the pandemic) to host the Association's Annual Meeting and to confirm leadership for 2022-2023.  A review of the past year's accomplishments and discussions about the year ahead were held. NHSTA also confirmed new director, Ryan Renauld Smith from with MTA and also appointed both Marc Raposo and Howard Anderson as advisory directors. New roles for both.  The board takes a break in July and August and will resume regular board meetings in September which are open to all members. 

NHSTA Board Members in attendance at the June 14 Annual Meeting
(L-R): Terry Crotty, Concord School Dist. Joanne Waterhouse, First
Student, Tom Sutton, Berlin Public Schools, Karen Holden, Manchester
Transit Authority, Ryan Renauld Smith, Manchester Transit Authority, 
Sandy Rowe, Student Transportation of America, Su Brobst, Gov.
Wentworth Reg. School Dist., Howard Anderson, Student
Transportation Consulting of NE, Emo Chynoweth, Butler's Bus Service,
Cynthia Fournier, First Student, Marc Raposo, Retired and Laurie Young, 
Durham School Services. Unable to attend were Tim Eldridge, Eldridge
Transportation and Maryann Belanger, Gov. Wentworth Reg. School Dist.

Congratulations!  39 Students Completed NHSTA School Bus Instructor Development Program

Pictured above is the graduating class and team of instructors for NHSTA's School
Bus Instructor Development program that as held the last week of April.  
They gathered at Manchester Transit Authority where they
learned the proper way to instruct others in how to conduct require
pre-trip inspections and other on-board procedures. We wish them
all success as they are now sitting for or scheduling their certification exams
with the Office of Pupil Transportation. 


NH DMV Service Locations Hours Click here to review hours, locations, and to access many helpful links to their services.

NHSTA is now on Facebook! Click the logo below to "Like" NHSTA  

School Bus Driver Training Course DVDs Available to Members! Click here to download the list of DVDs available and loan request form.


    • Tue, Apr 25

      NHSTA Instructor Development Training Program Apr 25 - 2808:00 AM - 03:00 PM
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