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Oregon association launches new Website
October 6, 2010
The new site will allow OPTA's volunteers to easily add news, events, meeting minutes and other items that routinely require updates. Also available on the site are safety exercise materials, job listings, press releases and coverage of the association in the media.
The school bus industry spoke ... and DOT Secretary LaHood responded
August 12, 2010

Together, the full-court press on DOT bore fruit, and pupil transportation is now going to get some overdue attention.

Go tell it on the mountain
July 13, 2010

Yellow school buses are one of DOT’s best success stories. This accomplishment needs to be told not so much for those in our industry but for the elected officials and citizens of cities across the country that are being forced to make difficult budgetary decisions.

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.

Que sera, sera?
June 24, 2010

It’s easy to get mired down in all the bad economic news these days. It’s everywhere and affects nearly everyone. As bad as it seems, there are actually choices for school bus professionals trying to deal with the new economic realities. Acknowledge that the “good ol’ days” have been replaced with a new reality requiring a more energized professional advocacy.

Feds to promote school bus use
June 17, 2010
The news comes in response to the pupil transportation industry’s campaign for a federally-funded program touting the benefits of school buses. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood tells members of Congress that NHTSA will begin creating educational materials next year.
California Highway Patrol honors school bus drivers
April 26, 2010
The agency thanks drivers for their commitment to safely transporting children to and from school to commemorate “School Bus Driver Day" on Tuesday. Those who benefit from bus drivers’ services are also encouraged to express their gratitude.
School bus campaign now targeting Senate
April 6, 2010
After recruiting nearly 50 members of the House to sign a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, industry members are being urged to contact their senators. The letter asks LaHood to allocate funding for a public education program to promote school bus use.
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.
More support needed for school bus campaign
March 19, 2010
The effort to create a federally-funded program to promote school bus use needs nearly 40 more representatives to sign on. A letter outlining the plan will be sent to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood next Friday.
ASBC asks for $5M in federal funds
December 11, 2009
The pupil transportation industry coalition goes to Washington to drum up support for a public education campaign to promote increased school bus ridership.
New York honors pupil transportation employees
May 11, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y. — This week marks School Transportation Personnel Appreciation Week in New York state.

The New York Association for Pupil Transpo...

Chinese reporters see yellow
April 1, 2009
When reporters from China’s state television network, CCTV, wanted to learn about the U.S. school transportation system, they got in touch with the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), which has its own video program, NAPTV.
Parent poll shows strong support for school busing
October 1, 2008

Nearly nine out of 10 (87 percent) of parents in the U.S. believe that the school bus is the only reliable form of transportation for many students...

Roberts Hawaii helps with home makeover
June 12, 2008
HONOLULU — When the television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition brought together volunteers to build a new home for a local family, Roberts...
NAPT News & Views
June 1, 2008

Today’s school bus issues can make exciting headlines

A decade or so ago, news stories about school buses mostly only reported on crashe...

Zonar Systems wins product innovation award
May 15, 2008
PALO ALTO, Calif. — Business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has honored Zonar Systems with the 2008 Product Innovation of the Year Awa...
National Transportation Week to highlight school buses in Detroit
May 8, 2008
ARLINGTON, Va. — National Transportation Week 2008 will be held May 11-17 in Detroit, with a variety of events scheduled to promote awareness about t...
Ohio to observe School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
April 29, 2008
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohioans are reminded to show their support for school bus drivers during School Bus Driver Appreciation Day on May 5.

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New York legislators announce School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
April 17, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — On April 5, the New York Senate adopted a resolution declaring Oct. 24, 2008, School Bus Driver Appreciation Day.

The resolution...

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