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NASDPTS supports feds’ new 3-point belt policy
November 12, 2015
After NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind states that school bus passengers should have three-point belts, the state directors association says that the statement backs their own position.
Blue Bird reveals 3 new powertrains for 2016
November 11, 2015
The OEM will offer a new compressed natural gas school bus, a new Cummins diesel engine and a new Eaton transmission next year.
NAPT awards highlight heroism, training efforts
November 9, 2015
Honorees include special-needs transportation expert Kala Henkensiefken and school bus driver Alice Bradley, who was credited with thwarting a potential school shooting.
NAPT heads back to Kansas City in 2016
November 9, 2015
The association’s 42nd Summit will return to Kansas City, Missouri, which was the site of the 2014 event.
Highly structured delivery schedule keeps sizable school bus fleet running
November 9, 2015
The transportation department at Richmond, Virginia-based Henrico County Public Schools serves 75 schools and about 29,000 students. It devised an efficient hub system to accommodate a four-tier bell schedule to transport students to their schools on time.
NHTSA chief: ‘School buses should have seat belts. Period’
November 8, 2015
Before a large crowd of pupil transportation officials, Administrator Mark Rosekind revealed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new stance, that “every child on every school bus should have a three-point seat belt.”
Pam McDonald named SBF's Administrator of the Year
November 8, 2015
Whether it's saving money on fuel or keeping an important event afloat, Pam McDonald knows how to make it happen: partnerships. The longtime pupil transportation leader has helped strengthen the industry by building vital connections with colleagues and suppliers.
New York association awards industry excellence at convention
October 26, 2015
The New York School Bus Contractors Association presented its 2015 industry safety and service awards at its 61st annual convention, held Oct. 16 – 18, in New York City.
Southeastern States conference heads to West Virginia
October 13, 2015
The event that brings together pupil transportation professionals from 14 states in the Southeast will be held in Charleston in July 2016.
Iowa district transportation director Danny Thede to retire
August 19, 2015
After nearly 30 years in the school bus industry, Thede will step down as Indianola Community Schools’ transportation director in September.
Todd Monteferrario elected president of NSTA
July 22, 2015
Monteferrario, a senior director at First Student and a 25-year industry veteran, begins a two-year term at the helm of the National School Transportation Association.
Pennsylvania school bus contractor wins ‘Bus Stops Here’ award
July 21, 2015
Harold Girardat, whose company has been transporting students since 1949, is honored for his contributions to the Pennsylvania School Bus Association.
Southeastern conference covers driver training, emergency response
July 17, 2015
The event drew more than 130 delegates from 10 states to Arlington, Texas, where they held educational sessions in a convention center flanked by roller coasters and sports stadiums.
More details revealed for NAPT Summit
June 24, 2015
The full conference schedule is now available, and a keynote presentation on bullying prevention has been added to the lineup.
Minnesota school bus drivers, operators honored
June 24, 2015
The Minnesota School Bus Operators Association presents awards to six school bus drivers and two veteran contractors for their dedication to the safety of students.
School bus safety a key theme in Oregon conference
June 23, 2015
Emergency response, vehicle dynamics and crash prevention were among the topics covered during the Oregon Pupil Transportation Association’s annual gathering.
Virginia transportation director earns NAPT certification
June 12, 2015
Cheryl Fisher of Fauquier County Public Schools discusses the challenges and rewards of completing the certified director of pupil transportation program.
California special-needs conference rescheduled
May 29, 2015
The state’s two-day Transporting Passengers with Special Needs conference that was scheduled for Nov. 17 and 18 will now be held Dec. 8 and 9.
School Bus eXchange Drills Down on Keys for Success
May 21, 2015

At the inaugural SBX event, school transportation officials share ideas on such topics as efficiency, technology and identifying the outputs of a successful operation.

Data expert Mark Aesch to speak at NAPT
May 13, 2015
The consultant and former transit agency head will discuss data-driven decision-making in the opening session of the NAPT Summit.
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