The mitigation trust fund can be used to support the replacementor repowering of diesel-powered vehicles, including school buses.
The NAPT Summit will feature a security training exercise with law enforcement officers providing instruction and simulating security threats that could occur in pupil transportation.
Technicians and state patrol inspectors agree that clear communication and routine maintenance lower the rate of violations cited during safety inspections.
The business intelligence platform will display actionable data in a user friendly dashboard and allow transportation directors to share it and collaborate on solutions. It will be unveiled at the association’s annual Summit in November.
Combined with public education efforts, the camera systemshave helped enhance student safety by deterring stop-arm running.Some school districts have cut violations by 50% or more.
School Bus Fleet turns 60 this year — a remarkable achievement for any magazine — but that’s only one of the noteworthy milestones in 2016.
The NSTA believes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposal would offer very limited guidance on the safety record of some carriers and cause confusion.
The current NAPT strategic plan is comprehensive but contains just three goals: communicating better; providing resources to improve communication and decision-making; and increasing the number of NAPT certified school transportation professionals.
Real-time GPS tracking, video integration, and driver behavior algorithms are used to create tools such as driver score cards, reports, and alerts that help drivers and managers correct unsafe habits and reinforce safe ones.
Patrick Gallagher, SafeStop’s director of sales, shares how the company’s app has increased communication between school districts and parents. Gallagher also foresees more data access as a potential solution to bus driver shortage.
The family-run school bus company’s loyalty and service and the manufacturer’s quality products and knowledge have helped them stick together for half a century.
With a heightened shortage of bus drivers, Salem-Keizer Public Schools overhauls its approach to recruitment. Collaborating with other district departments, developing an attractive brand, and streamlining the hiring process are key steps.
Without yellow buses, many children would be challenged to get to school. However, the yellow bus also serves communities across the country in other ways, even when school is not in session.