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NAPT News & Views — Now being on 'Candid Camera' is common
June 26, 2015

Many of us recall the “olden days” when Allen Funt’s hilarious TV show “Candid Camera” was a big hit. Little did we know then that being on a candid camera eventually would be commonplace.

District to change school busing requirement to boost attendance
June 25, 2015
The Connecticut district will allow students who live more than half a mile from school — down from 1 mile — to ride the bus. Chronic absenteeism is up to 17% among kindergartners.
Thomas Built parent company DTNA, Zonar partner on vehicle connectivity
June 25, 2015
The OEM has become a minority investor in Zonar Systems Inc. The investment is designed to help DTNA put connected services in its vehicles with even greater speed and variety.
More details revealed for NAPT Summit
June 24, 2015
The full conference schedule is now available, and a keynote presentation on bullying prevention has been added to the lineup.
Pennsylvania to hold school bus safety competition
June 24, 2015
More than 90 school bus drivers from across the state will compete in the 39th edition of the event.
15 Ways to Spread Good News About Your Operation
June 23, 2015

Who says all school bus news has to be bad news? Take a proactive approach to promoting your department’s successes through social media, newsletters, events and other PR efforts.

$5M restored for school transportation in Massachusetts
June 22, 2015
The appropriation covers some of the $18 million that was cut from regional school transportation funding last year by the previous governor.
Illinois, New York districts select SafeStop app
June 18, 2015
The app will provide parents real-time information on the location of their child's bus and estimated arrival times as well as information on school closures, delayed openings or important events.
Minnesota school bus drivers showcase skills
June 18, 2015
Eighty-six drivers from across the state take part in the 2015 Minnesota School Bus Roadeo, which tests competitors’ driving skills and their knowledge of school bus rules.
Thomas Built completes $12M plant expansion
June 18, 2015
New equipment and infrastructure and an increased workforce are designed to boost production capabilities of the Saf-T-Liner C2 facility by more than 25%, company officials say.
School bus driver reflects on 55 years at the wheel
June 17, 2015
Lois King, a driver for Fauquier County (Va.) Public Schools since 1960, shares her strategy for behavior management and the reason she started shuttling students.
Virginia transportation director earns NAPT certification
June 12, 2015
Cheryl Fisher of Fauquier County Public Schools discusses the challenges and rewards of completing the certified director of pupil transportation program.
Bus a/c supplier ACT adds engineering director
June 11, 2015
Adolfo Salinas has more than 20 years of experience in the engineering design and application of mobile bus air conditioning.
Ron Campbell to lead bus sales in Canada for ASV
June 11, 2015
The industry veteran is named the new Canadian bus division national sales manager for Collins Bus parent company Allied Specialty Vehicles.
Former Navistar manager joins Leonard Bus Sales
June 10, 2015
Rob Stiteler brings nearly a decade of managerial and fixed-operations experience with Navistar International Truck and Engine Corp. to Leonard Bus Sales, where he serves as the new director of fixed operations.
School transportation foundation expands training access
June 10, 2015
The nonprofit operated by the New York Association for Pupil Transportation in honor of Dr. Frank Cyr expands its webinar and video offerings, and will soon announce scholarship and award winners.
Freightliner Custom Chassis CEO to retire
June 9, 2015
Bob Harbin, who served as president and CEO since 2006, will retire effective July 31. He will be succeeded by David Carson, general manager of human resources for Daimler Trucks North America.
School bus dealer awards first scholarship
June 8, 2015
American Bus Sales and Service, which represents Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, chose Trinity Renee Mitchell for the award. Mitchell, a college student, comes from a family with a long history of providing school bus service.
District apologizes for calling for school bus driver’s firing
June 4, 2015
Officials from an Alberta school district change their stance after seeing a second video of a school bus incident that shows a student hitting the driver with a bag.
Kentucky school bus driver saves choking student
June 4, 2015
Alerted by students that one of their peers was in distress, Yvonne Wilson performed a one-handed Heimlich maneuver on the girl, dislodging a piece of hard candy from her throat.

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