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Richmond City Highlight: The Valentine
November 10, 2015
The Valentine museum features exhibitions and collections that share stories and milestones from Richmond, Virginia’s 400-year history. Several permanent exhibitions explore the city’s integral role in American history.
Collins reveals new small bus on Ford Transit chassis
November 9, 2015
Key features of the new Type A include enhanced driver visibility, improved fuel economy and a narrow body with easier maneuverability, company officials say.
Richmond City Highlight: Virginia State Capitol
November 9, 2015
Capitol Square in downtown holds as its centerpiece the Virginia State Capitol, the seat of many major historical developments. Statues honoring distinguished Americans, such as George Washington and John Marshall, can also be found in the square.
Highly structured delivery schedule keeps sizable school bus fleet running
November 9, 2015
The transportation department at Richmond, Virginia-based Henrico County Public Schools serves 75 schools and about 29,000 students. It devised an efficient hub system to accommodate a four-tier bell schedule to transport students to their schools on time.
Virginia city's school bus stop-arm camera program on hold
October 22, 2015
Falls Church, Virginia, suspended its stop-arm camera program as of Oct. 2. At issue is whether citations of those caught on video passing a school bus can be mailed or must be served in person.
School bus parking change draws criticism from drivers
September 30, 2015
Chesapeake (Va.) Public Schools used to allow bus drivers to keep their buses at their homes, but now requires them to park in district lots to save time and money. Some drivers say they are putting more miles on their buses and feel less safe.
Former school bus monitor pleads guilty to hitting special-needs student
September 11, 2015
The former monitor for Colonial Heights (Va.) Public Schools admits she struck a 6-year-old boy who hit her. She pleads guilty to assault and battery of a child, receives a suspended jail sentence, and must take parenting classes, and complete community service and an anger management program.
Girl escapes possible abduction at school bus stop
July 15, 2015
While the girl waited for her bus, a man allegedly tried to force her to come with him, but the girl broke free and ran home. Police are searching for the suspect.
Virginia district rolls out stop-arm camera program
July 10, 2015
Arlington Public Schools rolled out the program using American Traffic Solutions’ CrossingGuard. Citations will be issued after a two-month warning period, as the school year begins.
School board member convicted of passing stopped school bus
July 8, 2015
Tichi Pinkney Eppes of Virginia said she waited behind the bus and that it looked empty, but the police officer who issued the citation testified that there were children exiting at the time. She is planning to appeal.
More details revealed for NAPT Summit
June 24, 2015
The full conference schedule is now available, and a keynote presentation on bullying prevention has been added to the lineup.
School bus driver reflects on 55 years at the wheel
June 17, 2015
Lois King, a driver for Fauquier County (Va.) Public Schools since 1960, shares her strategy for behavior management and the reason she started shuttling students.
Virginia transportation director earns NAPT certification
June 12, 2015
Cheryl Fisher of Fauquier County Public Schools discusses the challenges and rewards of completing the certified director of pupil transportation program.
Bus driver enlists funds to send special-needs student to prom
May 29, 2015
The Virginia driver contacted a news station when she learned that the student’s family couldn’t afford to send her to prom. The station paid for the student’s prom outfit, and a local bank donated a $300 gift card to the driver for her good deed.
NAPT reveals speakers for 2015 Summit
April 28, 2015
Federal safety officials and inspirational athletes are among the key presenters on tap for the National Association for Pupil Transportation event.
Veteran Virginia director David Pace retires
April 14, 2015
After 31 years in pupil transportation, Pace steps down from his role at Virginia Beach City Public Schools, where he oversaw one of the larger district-owned school bus fleets in the nation.
Study: 1,500 stop-arm camera tickets issued in D.C. area
March 19, 2015
The finding is from a AAA Mid-Atlantic review of five jurisdictions in the Washington, D.C., area that have deployed school bus stop-arm cameras since 2013.
NHTSA, EPA officials show ‘Love’ for the school bus
February 12, 2015
Federal dignitaries join elementary students to celebrate the yellow bus and its vital role in education at the American School Bus Council’s main event for Love the Bus.
New NHTSA chief to speak at Love the Bus event
February 5, 2015
Administrator Mark Rosekind will be among the dignitaries at the American School Bus Council’s Feb. 10 event. He is slated to talk about the safety benefits of school buses.
School bus driver charged with DUI
January 28, 2015
Authorities in Tazewell, Virginia, say that no children were on the bus when the driver was arrested. However, she had just completed a route.
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