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Ask the Experts: Why GPS?
April 1, 2009

For school transportation operations, GPS offers the potential to increase efficiency and security, but it also raises a number of questions for thos...

Pre-Licensing Driver Training: Ensuring Success One Session at a Time
April 1, 2009

Most people who have worked in pupil transportation for at least a few years know that to become a school bus driver, one must obtain a commercial ...

Los Angeles District Evolves Fleet and Transportation Practices
April 1, 2009
At Los Angeles Unified School District, the transportation staff has established a motto: “L.A.’s Future Rides With Us.”

It is clear from the d...

How Secure Is Your Bus Yard?
April 1, 2009

The most common reasons for school bus operations to fence off or otherwise secure the bus yard are vandalism and theft, particularly of two-way r...

NAPT News & Views — NAPT unleashes the ‘Blog Squad’
April 1, 2009

On a recent episode of NAPTV, I mentioned that NAPT was creating a blog spot and was looking for people interested in joining our “Blog Squad.”

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Keeping a close watch
April 1, 2009
School bus drivers are often called the “eyes and ears” of their communities. That was certainly true in the case of 13-year-old Alexis “Lexie” Gl...
What's in it for us?
March 1, 2009

Last month in this space, I discussed the economic importance of the U.S. school bus system — it saves $8 billion in fuel costs annually, accordin...

Staying afloat when the ship seems to be sinking
March 1, 2009

Like you, I read trade publications to stay informed. They help keep me aware of trends across the nation. Also, like many of you, I like to attend...

Selecting Maintenance Software to Fit Your Operation
March 1, 2009

A fleet supervisor converting a school bus garage into a “paperless” operation might find the process of evaluating all the maintenance software o...

Raising Morale: The Trickle-Down Approach
March 1, 2009

By reaching out to staff more often, transportation supervisors and the higher-ups can help keep spirits high.

10 Top Shops 2009
March 1, 2009

In our annual series, we spotlight 10 superb school bus maintenance programs that keep district and contractor fleets throughout North America running smoothly. See how this year’s operations have excelled through innovative practices and dedicated staff.


NAPT President Lenny Bernstein says that one of the biggest advantages of the association's annual conference is the opportunity for face-to-face networking.
NAPT News & Views — The yellow school bus: a mirror of our society
March 1, 2009

Recently, school buses made the judicial big league when the U.S. Supreme Court decided ...

Can you spare some change?
February 1, 2009

Change is in the air in Washington, as you may have read in the

California District's Transportation Staff Embraces Change
February 1, 2009
The 29 employees in Westminster (Calif.) School District’s (WSD) transportation department possess an inherent understanding of what it takes to t...
Tax Planning for School Bus Contractors: 2008 and Beyond
February 1, 2009
School bus contractors are facing higher fuel costs, increasing vehicle prices coupled with forthcoming higher emission control standards, and sho...
Q&A: An Appealing Option in Tough Times
February 1, 2009

Tightening budgets have led many school districts to cut transportation costs through such undesirable actions as eliminating school bus routes, i...

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Wheelchair Lifts Boast High-Tech Innovations
February 1, 2009
Today’s wheelchair lift manufacturers are in tune with pupil transporters’ mission to ensure the safety of students, particularly if the children...
Small Buses Take On Tough Terrain
February 1, 2009
With about 1,500 square miles of mostly rural area to cover, West County Transportation Agency (WCTA) school buses regularly venture off paved stre...
Who Are You Again?
February 1, 2009

Learning students’ names is essential to establishing a safe bus environment, and it will enhance their ride to and from school. Creating a seating chart and a student roster are just two ways that bus drivers and aides can accomplish this task.

NAPT News & Views — The Washington scene: change in the air
February 1, 2009

To say that “change” is now the en vogue buzzword in Washington, D.C., would be the understatement of the millennium!

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