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Student behavior cited as factor in school bus crash
November 24, 2015
A driver in Colorado was distracted by noisy students before his bus veered off of a narrow road and rolled last week, district officials say. The driver was new to the job.
Report cites district-wide problems in Palm Beach busing debacle
November 23, 2015
A lack of clear leadership, a “culture of distrust” and inadequate staffing factored into the district’s school transportation meltdown this fall, an attorney finds.
Last Chowchilla school bus kidnapper denied parole
November 20, 2015
A state panel denied Frederick Woods parole for the 14th time due to disciplinary infractions that demonstrate continued criminal thinking, authorities say. He will be able to seek parole again in three years.
New York association names new president
November 19, 2015
The New York School Bus Contractors Association elects Michael Martucci as its new president. Martucci is the owner and founding partner of Quality Bus Service, which he started after graduating from college.
Thomas Built Buses delivers 75,000th C2 school bus
November 16, 2015
The landmark Saf-T-Liner C2 goes to Bishop Bus Service in Maryland. Thomas Built has another upcoming milestone: its 100th anniversary.
Zonar, NAPT honor Don Carnahan Memorial Grant winners
November 16, 2015
This year’s 11 recipients will receive up to $50,000 each for school bus security, safety and efficiency technology hardware. Recipients were chosen based on their proposed plans for using Zonar’s fleet management solutions.
School bus fleets in 5 states add SafeStop app
November 12, 2015
An additional 250 school vehicles will be linked to the app, providing access to more than 30,000 parents.
Transfinder launches new software at NAPT
November 12, 2015
The company demonstrates Viewfinder, which can monitor day-to-day operations, providing access to updates on trips, vehicles, students and staff from any device.
Getting back to driver training basics
November 12, 2015

School bus drivers must learn how to judge other traffic and blend their stop arms into the traffic flow.

Transfinder opens office in China
November 11, 2015
The company opens its first international office, in Shanghai, to hire programmers for work on new and existing products as it expands into new markets. Transfinder also recently opened a satellite office in Austin, Texas.
Thomas Built Buses launches new technology platform
November 11, 2015
BusWise for the C2 school bus will integrate Zonar’s tracking and operations solutions to provide real-time info. Features include Mobileye collision warning and a 360-degree camera system.
America’s Best winners named at NAPT Summit
November 11, 2015
Kirk Brooks, from Indiana, took the top spot in the technician category, while Dustin Wells, from North Carolina, placed first in the inspector category.
Zonar unveils school bus locator app
November 10, 2015
MyBusVue communicates up-to-the-minute school bus locations to parent, caregiver and school administrator smartphones and computers via interactive maps.
Richmond City Highlight: The Valentine
November 10, 2015
The Valentine museum features exhibitions and collections that share stories and milestones from Richmond, Virginia’s 400-year history. Several permanent exhibitions explore the city’s integral role in American history.
Collins reveals new small bus on Ford Transit chassis
November 9, 2015
Key features of the new Type A include enhanced driver visibility, improved fuel economy and a narrow body with easier maneuverability, company officials say.
Nonprofit founder shares the power of a promise kept
November 9, 2015
Alex Sheen started Because I Said I Would after his idea for writing promises on cards went viral. He has since become an anti-bullying advocate and devoted himself to other causes through his nonprofit.
NAPT awards highlight heroism, training efforts
November 9, 2015
Honorees include special-needs transportation expert Kala Henkensiefken and school bus driver Alice Bradley, who was credited with thwarting a potential school shooting.
NAPT heads back to Kansas City in 2016
November 9, 2015
The association’s 42nd Summit will return to Kansas City, Missouri, which was the site of the 2014 event.
Speakers to new transportation directors: No need to ‘reinvent the wheel’
November 9, 2015
Longtime directors impart advice to those new to the job on how to keep up. Getting support from peers, allies in school board members and delegating tasks are all key, they say.
Richmond City Highlight: Virginia State Capitol
November 9, 2015
Capitol Square in downtown holds as its centerpiece the Virginia State Capitol, the seat of many major historical developments. Statues honoring distinguished Americans, such as George Washington and John Marshall, can also be found in the square.
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