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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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An unforgettable night
February 1, 2009
Throughout my time covering the bus industry, this may be the most troubling thing I’ve come across:

“[The bus matron] told police she knew Ri...

From 'Great' to 'Green'
January 1, 2009
No, that’s not a typo on the cover of this issue.

If you’ve been reading SBF for at least a year, you’re probably familiar with our Grea...

NAPT Technology Showcase
January 1, 2009

Here’s a look at the latest in pupil transportation products that were on view at the NAPT trade show in Myrtle Beach, S.C. New technologies included a driving simulator and a seat belt monitoring system.

For more than 10 years, Clay Community Schools’ transportation department has recycled the old oil from routine oil changes performed on its school buses to heat its bus garage.
Green Fleets Across America 2009
January 1, 2009

For pupil transporters, “going green” not only benefits the environment and yields cost savings, it provides a healthier ride and an educational experience for students. Here, we showcase practices in place at school districts and contractors throughout the country.

Indiana state director Pete Baxter (left) accepts the SBF award from Publisher Frank Di Giacomo.
Pete Baxter Named Administrator of the Year
January 1, 2009

State pupil transportation director in Indiana has led training efforts across the nation and has helmed key industry organizations.

State Directors Home In on Seat Belt Issues
January 1, 2009

State pupil transportation directors gathered in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in late October to cover issues of national concern, such as increasing schoo...

NAPT Makes Its Mark on Myrtle Beach
January 1, 2009

Speakers at the 2008 conference address such issues as industry advocacy, special-needs policies and vendor service. A new Type D school bus is unveiled during the trade show.

We've come a long way
January 1, 2009
If you look way back in the record of school bus loading and unloading fatalities, which has been compiled annually for nearly four decades, you ...
Stop and smell the roses
November 1, 2008

Some people just can’t take a hint. Or even several hints.

A guy is cruising down the street in his shiny, silver sedan when, up ahead, he sees a...

Product Highlights
November 1, 2008

Scissor lift has collapsible, shallow-pit design
The ECO Lift, an axle-engaging scissor lift, provides technicians with easy access to wh...

Challenge Day Combats Social Isolation Among Teens
November 1, 2008

Challenge Day, a nonprofit organization that helps youths and adults learn to connect with one another through interactive programs, was founded by Ri...

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