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NAPT Summit: great networking opportunities
September 8, 2011

Call me old-fashioned, but I still think the ideal is to talk face to face. The upcoming Annual Summit of the National Association for Pupil Transportation is one of the best ways to make connections and talk face to face with school bus industry peers.

NAPT Summit to address transportation management, bullying
August 10, 2011
Those are among the topics that keynote presenters will discuss during the event, according to the tentative agenda, which is now available. Workshops and breakout sessions will cover such issues as working with principals and other building administrators, and distracted driving.
NAPT News & Views
July 29, 2011

NAPT's Summit this fall in Cincinnati will offer a variety of perspectives that challenge traditional thinking and will help refine creative efforts in matters critical to your organization and the industry at large.

Transfinder to showcase attendance tracking module at conference
July 11, 2011
The new technology from the school transportation software provider will be on view at the company’s booth during the New York Association for Pupil Transportation’s 53rd Annual Conference and Trade Show next week. Officials say the module determines actual versus potential riders on a bus and a ridership trend can then be tracked.
'There, I said it': a discussion on trade shows
July 7, 2011

Publisher Frank Di Giacomo says that in his conversations with school bus industry suppliers, a recurring comment he has heard is that there is an overwhelming number of trade shows. He explores that topic in this editorial.

LaHood to speak at NSTA meeting
June 22, 2011
The U.S. transportation secretary will address school bus contractors at their annual gathering next month. The association also recently recruited U.S. Rep. Tim Scott as a speaker.
Theme announced for 2012 special-needs conference
June 9, 2011
“Ready to Learn” is the theme for Edupro Group's 21st Transporting Students With Disabilities & Preschoolers event. Topics that will be covered include administering medications, companion animals, student disabilities and the bus ride, and participating in the IEP process.
Congressman to speak at NSTA event
June 8, 2011
U.S. Rep. Tim Scott will deliver a keynote speech to school bus contractors at the NSTA Annual Meeting and Convention in Baltimore. Scott has spoken in support of privatization efforts in his state, South Carolina.
California DOE offers special-needs transportation conference
June 6, 2011
The Office of School Transportation's two-day Transporting Children with Special Needs Conference will be held at two locations this month. Course topics to be covered include pupil loading and unloading, accident investigation and documentation.
Scholarships promote learning opportunities
May 31, 2011
Several scholarships for school bus industry conferences and student field trips are available through the National Association for Pupil Transportation.
Transfinder holds training event for clients
May 16, 2011
School transportation officials took part in more than 30 classroom and hands-on computer sessions on using the company's routing and planning software. Gwendolyn Santiago, executive director of the Texas Association of School Business Officials, gave the keynote address.
Anti-bullying advocate to speak at NAPT Summit
March 29, 2011
Author Jodee Blanco, who penned Please Stop Laughing At Me . . . One Woman’s Inspirational Story about her years as a student outcast, will give a keynote presentation during the event in Cincinnati in October. Blanco also developed a bullying prevention program called It’s NOT Just Joking Around!
Special-needs conference covers training, growth
March 17, 2011
Workshops at the Transporting Students With Disabilities event focus on developing staff and students. School bus drivers and attendants compete in the special-needs roadeo.
Special-needs transportation veteran to retire
February 8, 2011
Cheryl Wolf will step down from her school district position next month but will remain active in the industry as a consultant. She reflects on her career and discusses her plans in an interview with SBF.
Florida association gears up for summer gathering
January 31, 2011
The Florida Association for Pupil Transportation will host its 63rd Summer Symposium in Ocala, Fla., on June 28 and 29. The event will include workshops and a supplier trade show.
Details released on Iowa school bus technician competition
January 24, 2011
The Third Annual “Best of the Best” competition will be held on April 16. Technicians will complete a written exam and a hands-on component; the winner will go on to participate in the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s “America’s Best” competition later this year.
Focus on Safety — In and Out of the Bus
January 18, 2011

At the NASDPTS conference, state directors discuss enhancing school bus security and reducing pedestrian fatalities, among other topics.

Productive Discussions on Pressing Issues
January 11, 2011

Speakers at the NAPT Summit take on such topics as bus loading and unloading safety, bullying and cutting costs, and sharing information to ensure student safety and increase efficiency at one’s operation.

Conference to focus on child passenger safety
January 10, 2011
Event in May will offer information on the topic as it relates to school transportation, emergency medical services, law enforcement, healthcare, child care, and technology advances in car seat and vehicle manufacturing. Anyone with an interest in occupant protection is encouraged to attend.
Winner named for special-needs conference scholarship
January 4, 2011
American Logistics will fund an all-expenses paid trip for Diane Clinkscales, transportation and facilities coordinator for a Head Start operation in Oregon, to attend the 2011 National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students With Disabilities and Preschoolers.

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