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David Pace Named Administrator of the Year
January 15, 2010

SBF presents the 36th award to the veteran transportation director from
Virginia, who has served as a mentor for many new people entering the field.

NAPT Summit Urges Engagement
January 15, 2010

National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) members heard a major theme emerge during the general sessions and seminars at the 2009 Summit: namely, that transportation is a key part of the education system, and the industry must take on and promote that role in order to achieve larger safety and educational goals.

New edition of special-needs transportation manual available
January 4, 2010
NAPT offers the fourth edition of Transporting Children with Disabilities, which contains resources to help pupil transporters meet the needs of students with various disabilities. It is also designed to serve as the curriculum for a special-needs certification course.
NAPT calls for proposals for 2010 conference
December 11, 2009
The presentation proposals should include practical information and advice and must meet the administrative or operational needs of industry officials. The submission deadline is April 15.
Illinois district to receive $60K in Zonar equipment
December 1, 2009
Freeport School District #145 was selected to receive a grant to fund more than $60,000 worth of Zonar Systems equipment to outfit the district's entire school bus fleet. The grant was awarded through a partnership with the National Association for Pupil Transportation.
EXCLUSIVE: Industry officials respond to Huntsville crash report
November 25, 2009
Mike Martin of NAPT and Charlie Hood of NASDPTS discuss the National Transportation Safety Board’s findings on driver seat belt use and its call for event data recorders on buses.
NAPT elects new board members
November 13, 2009
Alexandra Robinson of San Diego Unified School District becomes president-elect. The newly created board position for an affiliate member goes to Mike Roscoe of school bus seat and restraint supplier The C.E. White Co.
NAPT speaker gives insight on working with special-needs students
November 9, 2009
Teena Fitzroy, who grew up with cerebral palsy, told the story of her education, career path and family life, focusing on the perspective of those with disabilities.
Q&A: Linda Bluth Takes the Reins of NAPT
November 4, 2009

At the Louisville conference, Linda Bluth assumed the presidency of the association. Her goals to collaborate with nontraditional stakeholders in the industry and to bring new perspective to the group’s leadership are already underway.

NAPT speakers emphasize transportation's role in education system
November 3, 2009
Industry experts, government representatives and motivational speakers all point to the pivotal role of the yellow school bus in getting students safely to school ready to learn.
Outstanding efforts on display at NAPT awards ceremonies
November 2, 2009
Georgia school bus driver Dreana Trent is honored for saving the life of a student who had stopped breathing. Oklahoma state director Randy McLerran is awarded for his dedication to enhancing special-needs transportation.
David Pace named Administrator of the Year
November 2, 2009
SBF presents the 36th award to Virginia’s David Pace, a veteran transportation director who has served as a mentor for many new people entering the field.
NAPT to honor industry pioneer and advocate
October 27, 2009
Thomas Cellitti of Navistar will be inducted into the NAPT Hall of Fame on Sunday. Cellitti is being recognized for his leadership and support of pupil transportation when he served as vice president and general manager of Navistar’s bus business, now known as IC Bus, from 1991 to 2004. ...
NAPT to unveil special needs certification in Louisville
October 16, 2009
The addition to NAPT’s professional development series includes 32 hours of training curriculum; trainees in the program must attend a school bus roadeo and trade show....
NAPT ramps up for 2009 Summit
October 6, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pupil transportation professionals will soon convene here for the 35th Annual NAPT Summit and Trade Show, to be held Oct. 31 throug...
NAPT names ‘America’s Best’
September 29, 2009
GREENVILLE, S.C. — On Friday, the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) named the winners of its 2009 “America’s Best Technician” and ...
‘America’s Best’ competition to be held in South Carolina
September 15, 2009
GREENVILLE, S.C. — School bus technicians and inspectors from across the nation will test their skills here Sept. 23-25 during the National Associati...
Some stimulus funds available for special-needs buses
September 14, 2009
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — The local school district here has been awarded stimulus funding to buy a special-needs bus, and other pupil transportation ope...
New training scholarship, field trip grant offered
August 13, 2009
Two new programs launched by National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) members will support learning opportunities for pupil transportation professionals as well as students.
NAPT creates board seat for affiliate member
July 8, 2009
Affiliate members of the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) now have a designated spot on the group’s board of directors.

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