Transportation Sector Consultants, Inc. Adds Industry Veterans to Advisory Board

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Company Expands Consulting and Management Services Group to Improve School Districts' Pupil Transportation Operations

This is a critical time for school district business officials and administrators to take advantage of the innovation and technology that is available without incurring large scale purchases.

Transportation Sector Consultants, Inc. (TSC), a leading provider of innovative consulting and management solutions to school districts, has added two school transportation industry veterans and one longtime educator as new members to its Advisory Board. Richard Jacobs, Robert Pudlewski and Dr. Jerry Bartee have each agreed to serve on the newly formed Board and will look to use their expertise to assist TSC’s growing school district customers.

“We are excited to welcome Rich, Bob and Jerry to TSC. Each brings vast knowledge and expertise in pupil transportation which will be very beneficial to our customers.” stated Pete Pearson, President of TSC. “These are great initial additions to the growing team of Advisory Board members that we are building. We will continue to add qualified members to assist school transportation officials with the many challenges affecting their operations. This is a critical time for school district business officials and administrators to take advantage of the innovation and technology that is available without incurring large scale purchases.”

Pearson concluded by stating, “Our operation and routing efficiencies audit to reduce vehicles and cost is an easy way to begin with us. Implementing our state-of-the-art driver safety and training programs to ensure compliance is a must today as is managing various key performance indicators. Our innovative fleet management programs and on board technology we provide can dramatically reduce costs. Lastly, parents and government regulators today are calling for the growing use of alternative fuel vehicles. TSC provides low cost lease to own options without capital or bond referendums for alternative fuel vehicles that improve the environment around our schools and in our communities. That’s an attainable goal for many districts that have aging fleets.”

Richard Jacobs brings forty years of experience in school transportation and public school administration to the TSC Advisory Board. He began his career at Boston Public Schools as a teacher from 1974-1978 and then served in the Transportation Department as a Transportation Planner and Assistant Director. In 1990, he rose to the position of Director of Transportation for Boston Public Schools, directing a department responsible for providing transportation services to 45,000 students, including more than 4,000 special needs students, enrolled in over 300 public and private schools.

Robert Pudlewski adds his fifty years of school bus industry experience to the TSC Advisory Board. Mr. Pudlewski served the past three decades as Vice President of Laidlaw Education Services, Inc. with responsibilities in operations, safety, vehicle procurement, equipment technology and fleet maintenance. He also held the position of Senior Vice President of Maintenance for a transportation provider and ran Fleet OPS Consulting, LLC, a school bus operations, performance and safety consulting company. Mr. Pudlewski has also served as a Board Member for the New York State Contractors Association and the National School Transportation Association (NSTA). He currently serves on the Green Bus Summit Advisory Council. His industry awards include the New York State Contractor of the Year, the NSTA Golden Merit Award, the NSTA Distinguished Service Award, and the NSTA Hall of Fame Award.

Dr. Jerry Bartee joins the TSC Advisory Board as a thirty-five year educator with Omaha Public Schools. Dr. Bartee began as a substitute teacher in 1980 and became a full-time member of the teaching staff at Nathan Hale Jr. High School the following year. He subsequently became Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Omaha South High School for six years. After his success in those roles, Dr. Bartee was appointed Principal of Omaha South High School, a capacity in which he served for nine productive years before becoming the Assistant Superintendent of District Operational Services with Omaha Public Schools. He was responsible for the supervision and effective administration of all matters pertaining to the development, operation, maintenance and disposition of school properties before retiring in 2014.

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Transportation Sector Consultants (TSC) is dedicated to providing unique consulting and management solutions to improve the way school districts operate their pupil transportation system, including transportation system management, vehicle procurement, supply purchasing, maintenance reviews, routing enhancement, school bus technology consultations, safety compliance, and enhanced online learning and development programs. A partnership with TSC allows school districts to stay in control of their fleet and drivers while affording them direct access to top industry knowledge, state-of-the-art technology, and economies of scale otherwise not available to district-operated transportation systems. For more information about Transportation Sector Consultants, please visit

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