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NAPT News & Views
January 1, 2007

Protecting America: Are you doing your part?

By Lenny Bernstein

On Nov. 6, retired U.S. Army Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey told a w...

NASDPTS Targets Safety, Security at Annual Meeting
January 1, 2007

State directors tackle key operational issues at Kansas City, Mo., conference. Two new players take over as president and executive director.

Eavesdroppers foiled by scrambler
September 1, 2006

Citizens using scanners to eavesdrop on two-way radio communications between bus drivers and the transportation office at Dryden (N.Y.) Central School District are now hearing a cacophony that sounds “like a bunch of ducks,” says Transportation Director David Fuller.

NAPT News & Views
August 1, 2006

Security is the focus of this latest edition of the NAPT News & Views. Discussed below are some of the exciting things that are happening in our industry, and we want you to know how the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) is leading every day.

Lap/shoulder belt system discussed at TRB meeting
March 1, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pupil transportation was among the topics discussed at the 85th meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), held Jan. 22-26 in the nation’s capital.

Q&A: TSA's Poole Says Buses Are 'Highly Vulnerable to Terrorism'
February 1, 2006

Since joining the Transportation Security Administration last April, Jeane Poole has elevated school buses to "highly vulnerable" on the agency's list of risk assessments and is preparing training programs to address terrorist threat.

School Bus Decals Send Wide Range of Messages
September 1, 2005

Although it's not frequently mentioned, school buses are adorned with more decals and lettering than nearly any other vehicle on the road. The message...

Using GPS to Do More Than Just Track Buses
August 1, 2005

Although still in its infancy in school transportation applications, GPS (global positioning system) technology can be used to do more than just track...

Small Contractors Embrace Growing Challenges
June 1, 2005

The business of transporting schoolchildren has gotten a little tougher over the past few years, with rising costs of fuel, insurance and equipment co...

How to Survive a Violent Encounter
April 1, 2005

On March 2, the nation’s pupil transportation community learned with shock and horror how real the threat of violence is on the school bus.


Security Awareness Blows Up in Cincinnati
December 1, 2004

For the last few days of October and first few days of November, Cincinnati was the place to be.

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part IV)
October 1, 2004

46. Be specific with bus bids

Time spent before a bus enters your fleet can be well worth it. In our school system, we have to award bus bid...

Safety, Security Lead Discussion at NASDPTS Meeting
December 1, 2003

Although the intent is not to scare people, security against terrorism needs to be a more prominent issue in the school transportation community.


Teaching Bus Safety With Grade-Specific Programs
August 1, 2003

Every year, school districts and bus contractors try to generate new ideas to promote and teach school bus safety to riders. It’s harder than it sound...

Awareness and Preparedness Beat Terrorism
June 1, 2003

In 1976, three armed men hijacked a school bus carrying 26 students in Chowchilla, Calif. After transferring the children and driver into two vans and...

Lean Times for School Transportation As Economic Crisis Deepens
December 1, 2001

The combined impact of the flagging economy and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has created tax revenue shortfalls and forced public officials to scale...

Establish a Transportation Security Plan
November 1, 2001

In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is distributing some guidelines for the commerc...

No need for paranoia, but security needs closer look
November 1, 2001

The focal point of the school transportation community has always been safety. Everything you do is directed toward moving children safely to and from...

Responding to terrorism requires courage and faith
October 1, 2001

As Vince Lombardi once said, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” This country got knocked down on Sept. 11 during the...

Breaking News from around the Industry
October 1, 2001

Industry reacts to terror attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It was the worst attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor and has shattered America’...

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