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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.

Districts receive grants to reduce diesel emissions
December 7, 2010
Iowa’s Bus Emissions Education Program awards $38,000 grants to seven districts. The grants will allow the districts to replace a 1993 model year or older bus with a new one that meets 2010 EPA certification.
NAPT workshops spotlight workplace productivity
November 2, 2010
Employees from Salem-Keizer Public Schools in Salem, Ore., discuss how the district has improved its service to students by implementing change initiatives and reform efforts based on an ISO quality management system. They also share ways to establish a high-performing team of employees.
What's New in the Top 100?
October 5, 2010

Recent developments related to six of this year's largest school district fleets in the nation.

School transportation audit identifies $10M in potential savings
September 13, 2010
Lee County Public Schools in Fort Myers, Fla., retained TransPar Group for the study. Findings show that adjusting start times, reducing the number of spare buses and shifting special-needs students to taxis or dial-a-ride services could help cut costs.
Tips for enhancing efficiency
September 9, 2010

Efficiency in a school transportation operation can include vehicle fuel economy and productivity of technicians. But if we really want to talk efficiency, the discussion must focus on routing — specifically, the policies that shape school bus routes and the processes put in place to evaluate those routes.

Shuttle stop system could save $3.5 million
August 26, 2010
Under the new plan at Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools, students attending magnet middle and high schools are picked up and dropped off by the district’s school buses at designated shuttle sites.
Why Miles Matter
July 27, 2010

A veteran transportation director discusses the importance of reducing fuel use — and how to make it happen.

Nixing bus fee plan, district to save $550K with hub system
July 20, 2010
Having received a negative response to a proposed pay-to-ride plan for bus service next school year, Lodi (Calif.) Unified School District will go forward with a hub system to consolidate rural routes.
NAPT, Zonar announce $50,000 grant
July 13, 2010
The award will go to the school district that submits the best proposal for utilizing Zonar's Electronic Fleet Management Solutions, including their Electronic Vehicle Inspection Reporting system.
Districts renew contracts with American Logistics Co.
July 12, 2010
The special-needs student transportation management company will continue to provide services for Seattle Public Schools and Washington County School District in Utah for the 2010-11 school year.
Seon launches Web-based fleet monitoring system
June 8, 2010
Live reporting features include vehicle speed and direction, idle time, ignition status, route mileage and aggressive driving. With geo-fencing, users can set up a designated area and if a vehicle travels beyond this point, the system administrator is notified via email or text message.
American Logistics to help serve Texas districts
June 4, 2010
The special-needs transportation management company has partnered with Innovative Transportation Solutions with the goal of improving services and reducing transportation costs for school districts statewide.
Obama calls for increased fuel efficiency for buses, trucks
June 1, 2010
Under a new presidential memorandum, stricter fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty buses and trucks will go into effect for model year 2014.
Winner named in first Canada's Greenest School contest
May 20, 2010
An essay from Burnaby (British Columbia) North Secondary student Jennifer H. wins the most votes, earning the school a hybrid school bus from IC Bus and Jennifer a $3,000 scholarship.
New edition of special-needs transportation guide available
April 6, 2010
The second edition of Access & Mobility: A Guide for Transporting Students with Disabilities in California offers advice on a wide range of topics, including cost efficiencies, least restrictive environment and collaboration. Although it was produced for California, transportation and special-needs administrators nationwide can apply the best practices.
Consulting firms form partnership
February 25, 2010
In addition to routing reviews, cost analyses and operations assessments, Management Partnership Services will now offer expertise in legal issues, compliance monitoring and human resource management through its agreement with Education Compliance Group.
Illinois district to receive $60K in Zonar equipment
December 1, 2009
Freeport School District #145 was selected to receive a grant to fund more than $60,000 worth of Zonar Systems equipment to outfit the district's entire school bus fleet. The grant was awarded through a partnership with the National Association for Pupil 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.

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

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

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