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Passing on momentum
November 1, 2005

In late October, the school bus industry comes together in Austin, Texas, at the 31st Annual National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Conference and Trade Show.

Rising to the challenge
November 1, 2005

The challenge of running a school transportation program has many facets, including the unpredictability of people, machines, weather — and fuel prices.

10 Keys to Being Promoted
November 1, 2005

In many pupil transportation operations, opportunities for advancement are few and highly competitive. Sharpening communication skills, committing to lifelong learning and maintaining professional conduct can help secure that higher spot.

2005 NAPT election candidates
November 1, 2005

Candidate for President-Elect

  • William Tousley, CDPT
  • Supervisor of Transportation
  • Farmington (Mich.) Public Schools

    I belie...

  • Q&A: Blue Bird Chief's Goal Is Improvement---Every Day
    November 1, 2005

    Blue Bird President Jeff Bust has high expectations for his company's success in meeting the expectations of school bus customers. Daily improvement and avoiding complacency are high on his list.

    2005 NAPT Award Winners
    November 1, 2005

    The following honors will be presented at the NAPT’s Awards Banquet and Recognition Breakfast, held on Oct. 30 and 31, respectively, in Austin, Texas.

    Big family takes on big goals
    November 1, 2005

    It does not seem possible that two years ago, I was sitting in Salt Lake City waiting to accept the nomination of president-elect of the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT).

    PTSI unveils new line of products and services
    November 1, 2005

    The Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI) has launched several new resources to assist school transportation professionals across the country. Following are summaries of the new products and services.

    School buses sail to the rescue
    November 1, 2005

    The following account details hurricane-related rescue and relief efforts taken on by the transportation department at St. Charles Parish Public Schools in Luling, La.

    SBF, NAPT join forces to better serve industry
    November 1, 2005

    TORRANCE, Calif.SCHOOL BUS FLEET and the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) board of directors have ratified a pa...

    Buses to the rescue
    October 1, 2005

    As the storm waters recede in the Katrina-battered Gulf Coast, we should not forget that the disaster's effects will linger for years. The physical de...

    What's our secret?
    October 1, 2005

    Have you ever stopped to wonder why the yellow bus is so unique in our country? Why the school bus is an icon that is recognized worldwide? Why parent...

    Contributions sought for upcoming book
    October 1, 2005

    MCLEAN, Va. — If you are or have been involved in training school bus drivers, you likely have at least one wild story to tell.

    Perhaps you...

    School bus training goes the distance
    October 1, 2005

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Board of Cooperative Educational Services (WSWHE BOCES) launched a pilot...

    An evacuation to remember
    October 1, 2005

    The following is an account of one school district’s efforts to help evacuate people from New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. It was writ...

    Displaced children put strain on bus systems
    October 1, 2005

    Many of the hundreds of thousands of evacuees of areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina ended up in Texas, Arkansas and other states, placing additiona...

    NAPT Remains True to Austin
    October 1, 2005

    The ripple effects of the hurricanes that struck the Gulf Coast in late August and mid-September were evident in Austin, Texas, as city and convention...

    In the eye of the hurricane
    October 1, 2005

    The mad rush out of Katrina-devastated New Orleans in early September was facilitated by hundreds of school buses and motorcoaches from all over the c...

    Great Fleets Across America (Part V)
    October 1, 2005

    Small Community Plus Ship-Shape Operation Equals Success

    Riverside Community School District
    Oakland, Iowa

    It’s been said...

    Great Fleets Across America (Part IV)
    October 1, 2005

    Exceeding Expectations Is Expected in This Yard

    Monroe-Woodbury Central School District
    Monroe, N.Y.

    In the rolling foot...

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