The association discusses the impact of a terrorism hoax on April 1 in New York State that involved school buses and also its efforts to curb school bus bullying.
As I read about NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman's expedition, I couldn’t help but wonder whether she might take part in a similar experience in a yellow school bus. Hersman riding along on a morning run would be an excellent way to highlight the professionalism that school bus drivers embody.
From diesel particulate filters to diesel oxidation catalysts to crankcase filtration systems to a hybrid system, there are numerous products available to the industry. Their emission-reduction capabilities range from 20 to more than 90 percent, and they can be applied to a variety of engines and school buses.
Wolfington Body Co. began as a builder of horse-drawn carriages in the 19th century. The company adapted with the times and went on to thrive as a school bus distributor.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ new transportation facility is expected to save $50,000 to $55,000 per month in energy costs with its many green features, which include wind turbines, solar panels and natural light.
In the second half of this roundtable discussion, four transportation directors consider ways to ensure the industry’s continued success, from succession planning to performance measurements to sharing services.
As school districts face growing budgetary concerns, fleet operators are cutting costs by using green technology and implementing eco-friendly policies.
Cutting down on bus bullying will help in bringing students to school ready to learn, and it will allow the driver to stay more focused on driving safely.
Digital two-way radios for the school bus industry offer messaging capabilities, increased capacity, interoperability and GPS tracking, all while remaining affordable.
A veteran transportation director discusses the four phases of an emergency response cycle in relation to this type of event and how using them enhances student safety.
Since taking the transportation helm at Montgomery County Public Schools two years ago, Todd Watkins has focused on enhancing customer service while growing and diversifying his management team.
An expert on legal issues in school transportation discusses the distinction between bullying and harassment and offers best practices for dealing with both on the bus.
In a recent blog post, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pointed out that bus drivers are the "first education ambassadors our kids see every day" — a message NAPT Executive Director Mike Martin hopes policymakers will take to heart as they evaluate their difficult budget options.
Pupil transporters discuss the policies and procedures they have established at their operations to keep students and staff members safe. They also share the training resources they utilize, including state associations, First Observer and courses offered by FEMA.
For our website, the new year has already brought some new records. January marked the first month that the total number of page views on the site broke 200,000. And we brought in the highest totals of unique visitors and overall visits to the site that we’ve ever had in a month.
It’s what we do today and tomorrow that contributes to preventing future accidents. Tight budget situations are not a reason to retreat but to become even more engaged in the conversation locally and nationally about why yellow bus transportation is vital to learning.
A physical therapist explains common disabilities and how they affect school bus emergency evacuations. This article, focusing on students with cerebral palsy, is the first in a series.
SCHOOL BUS FLEET spoke with officials from three braking system manufacturers about how managing weight, drag and temperature with the right system can keep a school bus safe.
Officials from four companies discuss everything from product stock to ordering to shipping in fulfilling pupil transporters’ needs. They also offer suggestions on how to keep one’s shop inventory organized.
This year for our annual series, we shine the spotlight on five maintenance programs with dedicated staff members who have established efforts to save their operations money, work well with their colleagues and earn excellent fleet safety inspection ratings.
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