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!

2023 Instructor Development Program Graduates 35 Now Headed to Their Certification Exams! 

35 Students and instructors who participated in the April 25-28 NHSTA School Bus Instructor Development Program gather at "the Rock" at Manchester Transit for a now traditional photos after completing their final day of training which focused on the proper conduct of pre-trip school bus inspections. The NH school bus industry is very fortunate to have such a committed group of rising instructors. Please join us in wishing them all luck as they get set to take their state certification exams! 

No successful training program happens without a core group of dedicated and knowledgeable instructors. Gathered above and smiling wide on a job well done are (L-R):Dawn Brindley (Dept. of Safety/DMV), Ryan Renauld-Smith (MTA), Danielle Newman (Dept. of Safety/DMV), Marc Raposo, NHSTA, Cynthia Fournier, NHSTA, TFC Greg Hildreth, NH State Police and Rebecca Kelsea, Off. Pupil Transportation.

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.

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 will soon be inviting you at attend the 2023 Annual Meeting and Election on June 3, 2023 at the Common Man in Concord. Please watch your emails and this website for more information. 

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

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


  • Fri, Jun 9

    Green Your Fleet & Beyond - NH Motor Speedway08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Tue, Jun 13

    NHSTA Annual Membership Meeting & Election of Officers and Directors with Lunch10:30 AM - 01:00 PM
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