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6 Questions to Ask When Considering Joint Transportation
June 1, 2010

If transportation administrators pose these questions before entering into an agreement to share or combine their services, they will avoid a number of problems, including miscommunication among bus drivers, scheduling conflicts and disagreements about student discipline procedures.

Bus driver honored for efforts to promote literacy
April 5, 2010
Timothy Driggers, who works for a Florida school district, has received the Celebrate Literacy Award for implementing a literacy program on his bus. Driggers reads to his students every morning, engaging them by requesting listener participation. He also checks for reading comprehension.
Verbal Indicators of Violence
March 26, 2010

An increase in pitch while speaking, repetition and inappropriate humor are several signs of impending dangerous behavior. Stepping in when they are heard can help to prevent students from harming others.

U.K. schools try on-board entertainment to combat bullying
March 5, 2010
The Denbighshire County Council in North Wales hopes to combat bullying and reduce noise and distractions for the bus driver.
Program offers memorable lesson on bus safety
February 3, 2010
Professional rodeo clown Marvin Nash and his wife, Darlene, developed the Take Pride in Your Ride program, which promotes school bus safety and appreciation of the driver and fellow riders. Drivers are educated on the content and then teach it to students.
Arizona district equips school bus with Internet access
January 8, 2010
School officials say the Wi-Fi service encourages students to study during the bus ride and contributes to a quieter, safer atmosphere on board.
School bus driver charged with felony neglect in student violence case
November 19, 2009
Students allegedly tormented classmates on the bus for most of the school year; they will be tried on charges of sexual battery, strangulation and intimidation early next year.
Anti-vandalism methods save $70 per window, deter damage to seats
November 9, 2009
Whittier school bus operation has implemented programs to deter vandalism to bus windows and seats....
Nonverbal Indicators of Violence: What to Look For
November 4, 2009

Touching one’s head. Clenching one’s fists. Removing clothing. Keeping an eye out for these types of actions and stopping a student before a situation escalates will enable pupil transportation professionals to maintain a safe bus environment. 

Kids tell it like they see it in school bus safety
October 28, 2009
The North Collins Elementary School transportation department asked children when they feel safe on the school bus and posted their responses in the school hallway....
Approaches to Protect Students in Loading Zones
October 21, 2009

Recent student fatalities highlight the importance of maximizing safety in and around this area at schools. Pupil transportation industry professionals offer many effective ways to do so, from separating groups of traffic to implementing detailed policies for bus drivers to providing training for students. Communicating with school staff and parents is essential.

What’s New in the Top 100?
October 1, 2009

New developments related to several of this year's largest school districts.

Bus rider program cuts referrals by more than half
September 29, 2009
MARIETTA, Ga. — With the goal of increasing school bus safety, Cobb County School District has implemented an innovative program for student management.
Bus seating zones target safety
August 20, 2009
To bolster the safety of bus passengers, Dysart Unified School District implemented a new seating policy that separates students by grade range.
Students learn to create a ‘peaceful’ school bus environment
November 1, 2008

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Howe International Magnet School recently held a program for students aimed at creating a respectful and orderly environment on bo...

8 Great Fleets in 2008
January 1, 2008

Family vision continues as bus company grows

Birnie Bus Service, Rome, N.Y.

It’s already been a long road for Tim Birnie, ow...

State Directors Discuss Belts, Bullying
January 1, 2008

State pupil transportation directors from across the country convened in Grand Rapids, Mich., in late October to discuss issues of national importance...

NAPT Gets Rolling in Grand Rapids
January 1, 2008

Pupil transportation officials waited anxiously outside the Grand Rapids, Mich., police department training facility as its Special Response Team evac...

Tackling School Bus Bullying
November 1, 2007

In August, students in an Ohio city were riding a school bus when a boy took a video game from one of his peers and taunted him. The boy attempted to ...

Confronting the Top 10 Safety Concerns
October 1, 2006

Although stop-arm violations are a top safety concern for school bus operations across the nation, other transportation-related issues can be just as vexing. The following list identifies the most common challenges pupil transporters face and effective ways of dealing with them.

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