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April 2009 Issue


How Secure Is Your Bus Yard?

By Claire Atkinson, Senior Editor

The most common reasons for school bus operations to fence off or otherwise secure the bus yard are vandalism and theft, particularly of two-way r...

Ask the Experts: Why GPS?

For school transportation operations, GPS offers the potential to increase efficiency and security, but it also raises a number of questions for thos...

Pre-Licensing Driver Training: Ensuring Success One Session at a Time

Most people who have worked in pupil transportation for at least a few years know that to become a school bus driver, one must obtain a commercial ...

Los Angeles District Evolves Fleet and Transportation Practices
At Los Angeles Unified School District, the transportation staff has established a motto: “L.A.’s Future Rides With Us.”

It is clear from the d...

Editorials

2010 Emission Standards: What Are Your Options?

For 2010, North American bus customers will have two choices to be compliant: they can either buy an all-new, add-on after-treatment system using SCR in addition to EGR, which will be offered by most bus manufacturers. Or, they can continue to use an in-cylinder solution with advanced EGR, offered by Navistar in its IC Bus brand school and commercial buses.

A lack of understanding

Ninety-one percent. That’s the landslide of voters in our latest Web Poll who either agreed or strongly agreed that, in general, the public does not understand how safe school bus transportation is.

Tires: past, present and future

It is probably safe to say that most people take tires for granted. Contrasted with the late 1800s, when the first pneumatic tire was developed, t...

NAPT News & Views — NAPT unleashes the ‘Blog Squad’

On a recent episode of NAPTV, I mentioned that NAPT was creating a blog spot and was looking for people interested in joining our “Blog Squad.”

Keeping a close watch
School bus drivers are often called the “eyes and ears” of their communities. That was certainly true in the case of 13-year-old Alexis “Lexie” Gl...

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