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Supervisor honored for response to special-needs bus fire
September 29, 2015
During a field trip with about 100 special-needs students from Greenville (S.C.) County Schools, Melanie MacDonald quickly jumped into action when a bus caught on fire.
New York association to hold 61st annual convention
September 29, 2015
The New York School Bus Contractors Association will hold its 61st annual convention from Oct. 16 to 18 in midtown Manhattan. The event will focus on school bus safety and security, alternative fuel solutions and effective management evaluation.
School bus driver cited, fired after crashing into pond
September 22, 2015
Officials say that the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools driver apparently hit the accelerator while hitting the brake before careening into a pond with 27 students on board.
3 school bus driver promotions at California district
September 21, 2015
After a transportation supervisor retires from Mojave Unified School District and a department restructuring, the drivers moved into administrative positions.
School bus duo wins state award for protecting girl
September 16, 2015
Driver Gwendolyn Brinson and attendant Kathy Ritter, who helped thwart a man accused of lewd behavior, are honored by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
School bus driver faces over 50 misdemeanor counts for braking incident
September 11, 2015
A Pennsylvania school bus driver allegedly slammed on the brakes to get the attention of unruly students on the bus, and several suffered injuries.
NSTA Advocacy in Action — Was the entry-level negotiated rulemaking successful?
September 9, 2015

Twenty-six parties with different  interests reached an agreement that is far better than the original proposal. The agreement includes a balance of increased requirements that are not detrimental to the industry and will foster safer entry-level drivers.

GreenRoad launches in-vehicle video system
August 25, 2015
The system is designed to associate captured footage with driving behavior data for individual safety events, providing information about how external and behavioral factors contributed to the outcome.
1,500 transportation staffers take part in training conference
August 20, 2015
Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools prepares for the new school year with a week of training on such topics as driving safety, security awareness and customer service.
New edition of special-needs transportation manual available
July 31, 2015
The fifth edition of NAPT’s Transporting Children with Disabilities, authored by Dr. Linda Bluth, provides new and updated information.
6 Tips for a Smooth School Start
July 29, 2015

Planning and practice can prevent transportation troubles on the first day of school. Bus prep, dry runs and parent contact are some of the key steps for a successful start.

Georgia district’s school bus drivers to conduct practice run
July 28, 2015
Atlanta Public Schools officials say that the practice will help drivers become familiar with their routes and will improve accuracy of timing during current traffic patterns.
6 Ways to Instill Safety Culture Among Drivers
July 22, 2015

Making sure drivers commit to preventive behaviors and that they understand how to eliminate risk are key. Discussing near-miss incidents as a group has also proved to be effective.

Winners named in School Bus Driver Int'l Safety Competition
July 20, 2015
Two drivers from a West Virginia district take the top spots in the conventional and small bus categories, while a California contestant comes in first in the transit category.
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.
School bus duo wins state special-needs competition
July 6, 2015
Lori Partee and Sandy James, both special-needs bus drivers for Henry County (Ga.) Schools, advance to next year’s National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo.
Colorado school bus drivers, technicians advance to nationals
June 29, 2015
Drivers and maintenance staff test their skills in the Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association’s school bus roadeo and technician safety contests.
Pennsylvania to hold school bus safety competition
June 24, 2015
More than 90 school bus drivers from across the state will compete in the 39th edition of the event.
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.
Minnesota school bus drivers showcase skills
June 18, 2015
Eighty-six drivers from across the state take part in the 2015 Minnesota School Bus Roadeo, which tests competitors’ driving skills and their knowledge of school bus rules.
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