Safety

NASDPTS urges further security efforts with feds

Posted on December 1, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After passing a resolution at its recent conference, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) called upon federal officials for a greater alliance in protecting pupils from terrorism.

In a letter to Tom Ridge, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and David Stone, chief of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), NASDPTS stressed the potential targeting of school buses and recommended that pupil transportation security be included in the highest risk categories.

“While much attention rightfully has been paid to security issues on transit buses and motorcoaches, it is important to remember that public school buses represent a larger fleet with more passenger trips than either of the other two fleets of public buses,” NASDPTS wrote.

The School Transportation Security Resolution, passed by the state directors in Cincinnati during their annual meeting, lists several recommendations to the TSA, such as adding school bus experts to its staff and establishing a means for tracking security-related incidents involving pupils and pupil transportation.

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Product

Driver Message Sign

The Driver Alert Message Sign is designed to help reduce illegal passing of school buses by improving direct line of sight visibility for oncoming drivers.

News

School Bus Driver Suspended After Bathroom Break to Keep Job

A New Jersey superintendent’s call to fire Gaye Kish for using her phone, having a friend board her bus, and taking a bathroom break during her route is rejected by the board of education. Kish cites a medical condition as the reason for taking the break.

Product

Convertible Seating Solution

Blue Bird Corp. and HSM’s convertible NextGen seat allows the customer to change the seat back frame to have three-point belts or child restraints without having to purchase new seats.

A <I>PBS NewsHour</i> piece looks at the safety benefits and financial concerns involved in the issue of seat belts on school buses.
News

PBS Probes School Bus Seat Belt Debate

The PBS NewsHour piece looks at safety benefits and financial concerns involved in the issue. Interviews include transportation directors and NHTSA’s former administrator.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!