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Software Simplifies Routing With Invaluable Data, Capabilities
September 1, 2009

The routing and scheduling software currently available to school bus operations is user-friendly and designed to make the routing process as smoo...

Product Highlights
September 1, 2009

System provides early detection, suppression of bus fires
The Kidde Automatic Fire Detection and Suppression System for school buses is d...

People
September 1, 2009

LARRY RIGGSBEE has retired from his position at Sumner County (Tenn.) Schools, where he led the transportation program. He now ser...

No stupid questions
September 1, 2009

Normally, I don’t get nervous when the phone rings. But this time was different. I was expecting a very important call.

No shortage of kindness
September 1, 2009

Over the decades that I’ve been involved with the school bus industry, I’ve constantly been impressed by the dedication of the people who work in...

Direct observation required for follow-up drug tests
September 1, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — School bus drivers and other CDL holders who fail or refuse to take a drug test will have to be directly observed in a test before...

Business Watch
September 1, 2009

STA participates in philanthropic efforts
Collegeville, Pa., Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) employees raised nearly $4,200...

Zonar donates 10 scholarships to attend NAPT Summit
August 31, 2009
Zonar Systems has donated 10 scholarships for attendance to the 2009 National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Annual Summit, to be held in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 31 to Nov. 5.
Penning book helped bus driver beat cancer
August 26, 2009
For Lolette Hollabaugh, driving school buses has been a lifesaver — literally. Hollabaugh joined Leander Independent School District in 1995 as a bus driver and became a driver trainer about six years later.
DOT sets dates for distracted driving summit
August 25, 2009
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold its summit on distracted driving Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
Parent poll shows benefits of buses for students, environment
August 19, 2009
Many parents feel yellow school bus service has a positive impact on students’ academic performance, according to results from a recent survey conducted by the American School Bus Council (ASBC).
New training scholarship, field trip grant offered
August 13, 2009
Two new programs launched by National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) members will support learning opportunities for pupil transportation professionals as well as students.
Georgia district restores 2,500 bus stops
August 5, 2009
MARIETTA, Ga. — Cobb County School District (CCSD) is keeping about 2,500 school bus stops that had been slated for elimination to save money.

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District’s bus route information accessible on Website
August 5, 2009
The Madison County Schools (MCS) board of education invested in software by Transfinder Corp. last year that enables parents to view bus route information on the transportation page of the district’s Website.
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.

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