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School bus driver helps students in need
August 5, 2009
Bus driver Paul Long has gone above and beyond transporting Mid-Del Schools students over the past eight years.
Q&A: New Blue Bird Exec Sees Positive Signs
August 1, 2009

Greg Bennett, Blue Bird Corp.’s new president and CEO, joins the company in a year when it expe...

CISM Services Aid in Trauma Recovery
August 1, 2009

Critical incident stress management (CISM) services, which include one-on-one meetings for an individual and debriefing for a group, reduce the effects of stress felt after a traumatic incident and provide tools for a healthy recovery. Training in such services is available to pupil transportation operations.

NAPT News & Views — School transportation at the crossroads
August 1, 2009

The world, our country and even the pupil transportation industry are at a transformational crossroads. Things are changing very, very fast. The old is being left behind and the new rushing in like water from a hole poked in a dam.

PTSI unveils more details on instructor training conference
July 28, 2009
LIVERPOOL, N.Y. — The Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI) has released additional details about the National Conference for Behind-the-Wheel...
2 members to leave NTSB
July 22, 2009
Two of the four members of the National Transportation Safety Board have submitted their letters of resignation to President Obama.
City buys private bus company, saving district $2M
July 22, 2009
The city of Pekin has been providing school bus transportation for local school districts for decades, but now it will expand service to rural areas outside the city, as well as special-needs students, through the purchase of Hoyle School Transportation.
Veteran transportation director passes away
July 15, 2009
Mike Lunsford began his pupil transportation career in 1968 as a student bus driver. He was only 16 years old.
$50K grant offered for school bus security, efficiency
July 10, 2009
School districts across the country can vie for a grant for $50,000 in equipment from Zonar Systems to enhance their school bus operations.
NAPT creates board seat for affiliate member
July 8, 2009
Affiliate members of the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) now have a designated spot on the group’s board of directors.
NAPT News & Views — NAPT Summit boasts all-star lineup
July 1, 2009

At the risk of sounding like the master of understatement, the U.S. is going through a transformational period in our history socially, economically and politically.

Growing up yellow
July 1, 2009

My son loves buses. And trucks, trains, planes and probably any other massive craft that he’ll encounter.

When he hears a siren in the distan...

Winners named in annual Photo Contest
June 30, 2009
The fifth edition of SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s annual Photo Contest drew dozens of eye-catching shots from across the pupil transportation community.
Thomas Built dealer expands territory through acquisition
June 16, 2009
Thomas Built Buses dealer Matthews Buses Inc. has acquired Maybrook, N.Y.-based Quality Bus and Truck Sales.
Hersman tapped for top NTSB post
June 10, 2009
President Obama announced on Tuesday his intent to nominate Deborah Hersman to be chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
GM to halt medium-duty truck operations
June 10, 2009
General Motors (GM) announced Monday its decision to wind down its medium-duty truck operations.
Boosting Bus Behavior With PBS
June 1, 2009
Driving under the influence of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) can reduce problematic student behavior by as much as 37 percent, according to Dr. Loui...
Drivers Learn More to Earn More at Georgia District
June 1, 2009
Cherokee County is situated at the base of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountain chains and is considered part of Metro Atlanta. Ken Johnson describ...
Pupil Transporters Recharge, Stay Productive During Summer
June 1, 2009

Summer allows time for cleaning, software upgrades and professional development at operations. However, pupil transporters also serve students, recruit and train drivers, and prepare for the impending school year. While these months provide a breather from the demands of the school year, they keep officials busy.

NAPT News & Views — Meeting the needs of homeless kids
June 1, 2009

I have never been homeless, but my dad was for a while. My dad was a WWII vet, a tough SOB who, like many of his peers, saw and participated in things during the war that he didn’t want to discuss in retrospect.

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