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State directors address NHTSA proposal
January 24, 2008
The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) last week submitted comments to the National Highway Traffic S...
Bill would require belts on Nebraska buses
January 24, 2008
LINCOLN, Neb. — Sen. John Harms has introduced a bill that would require all new school buses in the state to be equipped with seat belts.

Th...

No lack of imagination
January 1, 2008

After decades of serving the school bus industry, you’d think the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) might have run out of ways to k...

State Directors Discuss Belts, Bullying
January 1, 2008

State pupil transportation directors from across the country convened in Grand Rapids, Mich., in late October to discuss issues of national importance...

NAPT Gets Rolling in Grand Rapids
January 1, 2008

Pupil transportation officials waited anxiously outside the Grand Rapids, Mich., police department training facility as its Special Response Team evac...

NHTSA issues proposal on seat belts, seat backs
January 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unveiled in November its highly anticipated proposal on school bus passe...

Putting up a fight
November 1, 2007

One thing is clear about pupil transportation professionals: They want what’s best for the kids. If they are not fully convinced that equipping school...

Seat belt panel recommends pilot testing
April 1, 2007

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The group charged with examining the subject of seat belts on school buses called for a pilot program to evaluate lap-shoulder belts on 10 buses.

NSTA adopts seat belt policy
March 1, 2007

TUCSON, Ariz. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) adopted two key position statements, one on seat belts and use of cell phones by bus drivers.

Study group readies advice on seat belts
March 1, 2007

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — At press time, the seven-member study group assigned to evaluate the safety benefits of three-point belt systems on school buses was still working on recommendations that were to be presented to Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and the state legislature in early March.

NAPT calls for review of safety standards
March 1, 2007

The National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) board of directors petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to review key school bus safety standards and to elaborate on lap/shoulder belts.

Clinging to the past?
January 1, 2007

For the two decades that I’ve been associated with pupil transportation through this magazine, our industry has fought against those who would have us equip large school buses with active passenger restraint systems, whether they’re lap belts, lap-shoulder belts or other devices.

Will School Buses Still Be Around in 2056?
September 1, 2006

The future of school transportation will be influenced by fuel availability and price, educational funding, social changes and advances in technology.

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.

Tennessee group surveys seat belt support
February 1, 2006

PORTLAND, Tenn. — A statewide survey found a low degree of support for seat belts on school buses.

Q&A: Thomas CEO Sees Rising Costs on the Horizon
December 1, 2004

Although school bus operators are still feeling the pinch of a lagging revenue base, the cost of a school bus is rising and will probably continue to ...

Lap/Shoulder Belts on School Buses: From Speculation to Reality
March 1, 2003

After years of controversy and extensive research, it appears that the school bus industry is finally nearing a reckoning of sorts on the issue of lap...

2002 in Review: The Top 10 News Stories
December 1, 2002

As we near the end of 2002, SBF recaps 10 major news events (in no particular order) that affected the pupil transportation industry this year. Multip...

NASDPTS: State Directors Grapple With Tough National Issues
December 1, 2002

High-profile issues such as school bus occupant protection, school travel research and diesel emissions programs were hot topics at the 2002 conferenc...

Occupant Safety Debate Heats Up at 2002 NAPT Show
December 1, 2002

Although the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show convened once again with a focus on several ...

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