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<p>It&rsquo;s recommended that transportation directors check in with the dealer ahead of time on existing specs that already match their criteria. Dealers can also help word specs so they don&rsquo;t conflict with federal or state requirements. Shown here is dealer Carolina Thomas Buses.&nbsp;</p>

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Streamlining Spec’ing to Get the Best Bus Fit

Gathering a team of staff members and coming up with a list of must-have items, as well as staying familiar with FMVSS and state regulations, can help save time and effort when working with the dealer to build the optimal bus for your operation.

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NSTA Advocacy in Action — What is MAP-21, and how does it affect our industry?
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MAP-21 stands for “Moving Ahead for Progress for the 21st Century.” It was the most recent multi-year surface transportation reauthorization bill, and is past due to be reauthorized.
3-Point Belts on Buses: Real-World Experience Mitigates Most Concerns
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Will students wear the seat belts or use them as weapons? Does the added cost lead to cuts in school bus service? And what about the impact on emergency evacuations? Transportation directors with years of three-point belt use on their buses share their insights.
NSTA Advocacy in Action — Why the decision to equip large school buses with seat belts should be a local one
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The cost of three-point belts would have to come from somewhere within a local budget. We are concerned that if mandated and unfunded, that additional cost could force some districts to make choices that may not be in the best interests of safety.
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<p>Scott Burrows told NAPT and NASDPTS members about the car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down and how he worked hard to regain use of his limbs. &ldquo;You can choose to be bitter, or you can choose to be better,&rdquo; he said.</p> PHOTOS: Stimulating speakers, surprises at the Richmond conferences

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VIDEO: Cell phone clip shows stop-arm violations

A concerned citizen captured multiple motorists passing a school bus that was picking up students, according to the Montgomery County (Md.) Police Department. In this case, Maryland law requires vehicles on the other side of the road to stop since there is no median. The bus has a stop-arm camera, so police said that the violators will get tickets in the mail.

School Bus Songs: Toby Keith on School Bus Safety

OK — this entry isn’t actually a song, but it is by country music superstar Toby Keith. He tells motorists what to do when they come to a stopped school bus. Vintage video courtesy of NASDPTS.

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