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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...

School bus security added to federal act
September 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The school transportation industry has garnered federal support in its bid to enhance its security against terrorists.

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Driver thwarts hijacking attempt
April 1, 2007

EAST CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A veteran school bus driver was honored for preventing a possibly armed man from hijacking his bus.

Industry Puts Greater Emphasis on Security Training
March 1, 2007

Programs are available through federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, but many school bus operators are supplementing their training with the help of local law enforcement.

Hardening the target
March 1, 2007

When I look at our industry these days, I see how useless it is to fight against change. Rather, we must learn to adapt and embrace new challenges.

NAPT News & Views
January 1, 2007

Protecting America: Are you doing your part?

By Lenny Bernstein

On Nov. 6, retired U.S. Army Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey told a w...

NASDPTS Targets Safety, Security at Annual Meeting
January 1, 2007

State directors tackle key operational issues at Kansas City, Mo., conference. Two new players take over as president and executive director.

Eavesdroppers foiled by scrambler
September 1, 2006

Citizens using scanners to eavesdrop on two-way radio communications between bus drivers and the transportation office at Dryden (N.Y.) Central School District are now hearing a cacophony that sounds “like a bunch of ducks,” says Transportation Director David Fuller.

NAPT News & Views
August 1, 2006

Security is the focus of this latest edition of the NAPT News & Views. Discussed below are some of the exciting things that are happening in our industry, and we want you to know how the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) is leading every day.

Lap/shoulder belt system discussed at TRB meeting
March 1, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pupil transportation was among the topics discussed at the 85th meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), held Jan. 22-26 in the nation’s capital.

Q&A: TSA's Poole Says Buses Are 'Highly Vulnerable to Terrorism'
February 1, 2006

Since joining the Transportation Security Administration last April, Jeane Poole has elevated school buses to "highly vulnerable" on the agency's list of risk assessments and is preparing training programs to address terrorist threat.

School Bus Decals Send Wide Range of Messages
September 1, 2005

Although it's not frequently mentioned, school buses are adorned with more decals and lettering than nearly any other vehicle on the road. The message...

Using GPS to Do More Than Just Track Buses
August 1, 2005

Although still in its infancy in school transportation applications, GPS (global positioning system) technology can be used to do more than just track...

Small Contractors Embrace Growing Challenges
June 1, 2005

The business of transporting schoolchildren has gotten a little tougher over the past few years, with rising costs of fuel, insurance and equipment co...

How to Survive a Violent Encounter
April 1, 2005

On March 2, the nation’s pupil transportation community learned with shock and horror how real the threat of violence is on the school bus.

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Security Awareness Blows Up in Cincinnati
December 1, 2004

For the last few days of October and first few days of November, Cincinnati was the place to be.

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part IV)
October 1, 2004

46. Be specific with bus bids

Time spent before a bus enters your fleet can be well worth it. In our school system, we have to award bus bid...

Safety, Security Lead Discussion at NASDPTS Meeting
December 1, 2003

Although the intent is not to scare people, security against terrorism needs to be a more prominent issue in the school transportation community.

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Teaching Bus Safety With Grade-Specific Programs
August 1, 2003

Every year, school districts and bus contractors try to generate new ideas to promote and teach school bus safety to riders. It’s harder than it sound...

Awareness and Preparedness Beat Terrorism
June 1, 2003

In 1976, three armed men hijacked a school bus carrying 26 students in Chowchilla, Calif. After transferring the children and driver into two vans and...

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