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Federal agencies speak out on passenger van use
December 14, 2010
NHTSA and FMCSA administrators send a letter to all 50 states’ motor vehicle administrators to remind them that 12- or 15-passenger vans should not be used to transport students because they do not provide the same level of safety as school buses.
Hood Discusses NASDPTS Term, Issues Ahead
November 16, 2010

Outgoing NASDPTS president Charlie Hood reflects on the past two years in pupil transportation and discusses the issues that lie ahead.

State directors take on pressing issues
November 2, 2010
The NASDPTS conference includes discussions on enhancing school bus security and reducing pedestrian fatalities, among many other topics.
Insights offered on fuel hedging
October 31, 2010
Charley Kennington informs state pupil transportation directors on the process, which he says can provide school bus operations with predictability for their fuel budgets.
State directors support seat belt proposal for motorcoaches
October 21, 2010
NASDPTS backs the federal proposal to require lap-shoulder belts on new motorcoaches, citing increased safety for children who ride in the vehicles on activity trips. The association also supports a federal requirement for lap-shoulder belts in the driver seat of new large school buses.
Another veteran state director to retire
August 10, 2010
Leeds Pickering began serving as Wyoming’s state pupil transportation director nearly 30 years ago. His career in the industry kicked off after college when he took a job driving a school bus.
Former state pupil transportation director passes
July 20, 2010
Spence Holder, who died Sunday at 66, held the state director role in Arkansas for 12 years. He also served as president of NASDPTS and the Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference.
Conference will commemorate clean diesel initiatives
July 14, 2010
The EPA, NASDPTS and other groups are organizing Clean Diesel 10, to be held in Washington, D.C., in October. The event will include a presentation on the EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Program, an exhibit area for green technology, sessions on emerging technology and a forum to generate future initiatives.
Please do raise your voice
June 24, 2010

A 2007 survey by the Pew Research Center found that only 66 percent of Americans could name their governor.

Another longtime state director to retire
June 10, 2010
Gilbert Perea, the state pupil transportation director for New Mexico, will retire later this month with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. It began when he was a basketball coach, which required him to be licensed as a school bus activity driver.
Longtime Indiana state director to retire
May 26, 2010
Pete Baxter, who chaired the steering committee for the recent National Congress on School Transportation, began his career in pupil transportation 30 years ago. He has served as president of both NAPT and NASDPTS.
Always on the lookout
April 9, 2010

Although the bombing failed, it brings back to the spotlight the fact that terrorists are seeking to carry out attacks on U.S. soil.

NASDPTS: Parade article on school buses ‘may mislead parents’
March 30, 2010
The state directors association cites numerous concerns with the magazine’s brief article. One is the title: “Are School Buses Unsafe?” The piece also failed to distinguish between lap belts and lap-shoulder belts.
Intelligence expert tabbed as TSA chief
March 9, 2010
Robert Harding, a former Army intelligence official, will head the Transportation Security Administration if confirmed by the Senate. In other news, the agency’s long-awaited school bus security assessment has reportedly been sent to Congress.
ASBC encourages the public to ‘Love the Bus’
February 2, 2010
Students, parents and teachers can recognize and thank their school bus drivers this month as part of the Love the Bus program in a variety of ways, including making Valentine’s cards for the drivers. The program is also an opportunity for the public to learn about the environmental and safety benefits of school bus transportation.
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.

Industry preps for 2010 Love the Bus campaign
December 15, 2009
A press release template for media market use and a Love the Bus toolkit are available to help school bus operations honor their drivers and raise awareness among students, parents and the community about school bus safety in February.
EXCLUSIVE: Industry officials respond to Huntsville crash report
November 25, 2009
Mike Martin of NAPT and Charlie Hood of NASDPTS discuss the National Transportation Safety Board’s findings on driver seat belt use and its call for event data recorders on buses.
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.

State directors delve into bus crash details
November 3, 2009
Changing regulations, innovative state programs and transporting homeless students are also discussed during the annual NASDPTS conference in Louisville.

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