Resources for Supporting the Bus

Become an ASBC Champion

The ASBC Champions are those who go out into their communities and speak on behalf of the humble yellow school bus. We at ASBC have created a custom Power Point presentation that can be given to any audience needing to hear about the vital importance of the school bus. ASBC has edited the presentation into five, ten, and thirty minute versions so that you can give the most efficient presentation possible. You can download the presentation by clicking on the links below.

ASBC Champions – 5 minutes
ASBC Champions – 10 minutes
ASBC Champions - 30 minutes

*Note: If downloading the 30 minute version, you will need to download the accompanying videos for Slide #1, Slide #22, Slide #24, Slide #27, and Slide #32

Use National Awareness Campaign Materials in Your Community

In October 2011, ASBC and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a national public awareness campaign in order to promote school bus ridership. One product of the campaign was the creation of new print materials that encourage parents to make the decision regarding ridership. Below you will find the matierals, and we encourage you to download them and use them wherever you see fit. If you have any questions regarding their use, please contact ASBC directly.

My Choice, Their Ride - Drivers

My Choice, Their Ride - Safety

My Choice, Their Ride - Environment  

Download and Use Our Fact Sheet

ASBC has created a simple fact sheet of school bus information. It lays out information supporting school buses as the safest way to get to school and recommended guidelines for parents and students. If you are interested in making the case for school bus service in your community, use this Fact Sheet for talking points in order to have a clear and concise message.

ASBC Fact Sheet

Write Your Newspaper

If you believe writing your local paper in support of school bus service is the best way to Love the Bus, we hope you use ASBC and our website as a resource.

Each local paper has its own rules regarding submitting letters, but most can be found near the Letters to the Editor section in the paper itself. Follow whatever rules the paper lays out exactly, and make sure you have read your letter over a few times before sending it off. After it is sent, call the newspaper to assure that it was received.

Tips for writing a great letter:

  • Be concise. Short letters that are direct and on message are usually published first and foremost.
  • Acknowledge the issue and why it affects you and your community.
  • Have your facts. Use ASBC for any information. If what you need is not on our website, please contact us directly.
  • Propose a solution to the issue.
  • Close your letter on a strong note, using your personal situation to make the message that much more powerful.