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NYAPT testifies before state fiscal committees
February 5, 2010
The pupil transportation group cautions lawmakers to avoid money-saving measures that could compromise student safety. NYAPT also expresses qualified support for a "shared services" proposal, calls for a review of special-needs transportation costs, and proposes streamlining paperwork requirements.
Hawaii DOE issues recommendations for school bus deficit
January 22, 2010
In light of a $12 million school transportation deficit, the Department of Education is recommending eliminating some routes, consolidating other routes and increasing walking distances for grades 3 through high school.
State Directors Delve Into Bus Crash Details
January 15, 2010

Changing regulations, innovative state programs and transporting homeless students are also discussed during the annual NASDPTS conference in Louisville, Ky.

Massachusetts governor scraps plan to cut $18M for school transportation
December 29, 2009
Gov. Deval Patrick reportedly rescinded his proposal after learning how the funding cuts would affect school districts. Options for restoring the funding include using stimulus funds, layoffs at the state level and cuts in other areas of government or education.
Q&A: NASDPTS President Charlie Hood on Funding Challenges, Work With Feds
November 4, 2009

State directors are battling budget shortfalls, but NASDPTS President Charlie Hood says that they remain optimistic. The association’s work with federal agencies and other industry groups targets the betterment of school transportation.

Restructuring Transportation for Tight Budgets
October 29, 2009

Districts across the country are facing budget cuts — sometimes drastic. Pupil transportation professionals are examining innovative ways to maintain current levels of service with significantly fewer dollars.

‘Making a List and Checking It Twice’: Subjecting Cost-Cutting Strategies to a Second Look
October 9, 2009

By the time you’re reading this issue of SCHOOL BUS FLEET, you’ve either been “living” change or anticipating it. The comments I’ve heard at su...

Q&A: Dirk Kempthorne Goes Yellow
October 2, 2009

The former senator, governor and secretary of the Interior is a high-profile fan of the school bus industry. Here Kempthorne, who will address the NAPT this fall, discusses budgets, energy and politics in an exclusive interview.

What’s New in the Top 100?
October 1, 2009

New developments related to several of this year's largest school districts.

Not all doom and gloom
October 1, 2009

As we monitor media outlets from all over the country to see what they have to report on pupil transportation matters, we’ve been coming across a lot ...

Los Angeles district officials, bus drivers reach labor agreement
September 22, 2009
All Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school bus drivers will take six furlough days, a pay cut worth $1 million, as a partial solution to offset the district’s current budget shortfall. In exchange, the district will restore the hours of 192 full-time drivers.
Clark County maintains service despite budget cut
September 22, 2009
Clark County School District had to cut more than $5 million from its transportation budget, but the operation has employed a few strategies to maintain the same level of service.
Keeping NSTA on Track
August 19, 2009

Donald Fowler brings his decades of experience in school bus contracting to the national stage as he becomes president of NSTA. He sees challenges for the industry but is committed to taking them on.

Safety programs can’t go unfunded
August 1, 2009

The school bus fleet at Traverse City Area Public Schools is in top shape. It has passed Michigan’s state inspections at 100 percent for the ...

Stimulus includes $300 million for clean diesel
February 18, 2009
DENVER — The economic stimulus package signed by President Obama here on Tuesday contains potential funding for reducing school bus emissions and imp...
California budget crisis spurs grant freeze
January 9, 2009
EL MONTE, Calif. — The California Air Resources Board (ARB) this week informed air districts, school districts and new school bus and diesel particul...
NAPT News & Views: Let 'em walk?
August 1, 2008

The presidential candidates are not talking about it. Major media outlets are still mostly ignoring it. But it’s occurring in every community coast...

Key School Transportation Issues — From Coast to Coast
December 1, 2003

With calendar year 2003 drawing to a close, SBF contacted school bus officials from across the United States to assess the current state of the...

How to Squeeze Every Penny From Your Bottom Line
June 1, 2003

After 16 years as a pupil transportation consultant and 23 years in student transportation, I can say that 2003 has posed the most significant budget ...

Q&A: Budgetary Challenges Pressure the Whole Industry
March 1, 2003

Tom Cellitti, vice president/general manager of International Truck and Engine Corp.’s Bus Vehicle Center, got a working introduction to school buses ...

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