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Bold new things in store for the new year
January 26, 2015

From the new event that we're launching with NAPT, School Bus eXchange, to a couple of key changes on the School Bus Fleet team, exciting things are happening here.

16 key school transportation issues in the New Year
January 26, 2015

NAPT News & Views: As we begin a new year, we want you to have a snapshot of the issues we consider front and center for our industry. Here are some issues on the NAPT public policy radar screen in 2015.

Mechanic-turned-director Brian Weisinger to retire
January 22, 2015
After nearly 40 years in the industry, the Texas pupil transportation stalwart will step down from his district position but will remain active in the industry.
Masonlane routing software aims to keep cost low
January 22, 2015
The company is using the Software as a Service model to keep costs low on Sunray, its cloud-based software. This model also provides an easy online purchasing process.
Senator brings bus-train crash rescuers to State of the Union address
January 21, 2015
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) brought Susan and Richard Lunski, the first people at the scene of the bus-train crash near Larimore, North Dakota, as her guests to the State of the Union address. The Lunskis helped rescue students as they waited for first responders.
Diesel drops below $3 per gallon
January 21, 2015
The average price of diesel in the U.S. is down to $2.933 per gallon. The last time the average was under $3 was in September 2010.
District helps bus drivers get in shape
January 20, 2015
The Lebanon School District in New Hampshire started an exercise program for its bus drivers to help improve their health and their ability to help students in an emergency.
Jim Beekman Awarded for Efficiency Efforts, Keen Leadership
January 20, 2015

Beekman galvanized the Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools transportation department and implemented numerous improvements, which led to increased efficiency, multi-million-dollar savings and high staff morale.

School bus crossing light allowed in 2 more states
January 19, 2015
Nevada becomes the sixth state to allow Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street.
Ohio district to test GPS app on school buses
January 16, 2015
North Ridgeville City Schools is testing GPS units on two of its buses for a proposed app that would show school bus locations and real-time arrival information. The district aims to improve communication with parents, help drivers stay on schedule and save on fuel costs.
School bus driver rescues woman from overturned car
January 15, 2015
Larry Cornett was driving on his morning route for Burke County (N.C.) Public Schools when another bus driver notified him of a crash on the route. He pulled the driver out of her car and waited with her on his bus until help arrived.
Conferences Target School Bus Security, Leadership Skills
January 14, 2015

Here, we recap highlights from the NAPT Summit and NASDPTS Conference, which were held in Kansas City, Missouri, in November. Sessions covered such pertinent topics as shooter response training, student safety and leadership, and awards recognized vital contributions to pupil transportation.

NAPT, SBF launch School Bus eXchange
January 13, 2015
The new SBX event will bring industry thought leaders together with product and service providers for two days of interaction in an educational setting.
NASDPTS reveals dates for 2015 conference
January 8, 2015
The state pupil transportation directors’ annual gathering this year will be held Nov. 8-11 in Richmond, Virginia.
NAPT expands leadership initiative
January 8, 2015
The Leading Every Day initiative consists of six webinars, starting Jan. 13, covering project management and long-term process initiatives.
Baltimore group seeks solutions for school transit
January 7, 2015
A community event aims to develop ways to cut down on long transit rides and taxi costs for students. Baltimore City Public Schools will provide seed funding for the best proposals.
Pupil transportation legal expert Peggy Burns to retire
January 6, 2015
After two decades of serving as a vital resource on legal issues for the pupil transportation industry, Burns will retire at the end of 2015.
Diesel price still on the decline
December 31, 2014
The average diesel price in the U.S. is down to $3.213 per gallon — the lowest point in four years.
Top 5 most ‘liked’ stories on SBF’s Facebook in 2014
December 31, 2014
Stories on the holidays and driver heroism were among the most popular this year.
Richard Wolfington Sr. led school bus dealership for 50 years
December 30, 2014
Wolfington, who washed buses as a teen and later took the reins of his family’s school bus business, Wolfington Body Co., died on Thursday at age 75.

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