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Cover Story - November 2009 2009

Approaches to Protect Students in Loading Zones

By: Kelly Roher

Recent student fatalities highlight the importance of maximizing safety in and around this area at schools. Pupil transportation industry professionals offer many effective ways to do so, from separating groups of traffic to implementing detailed policies for bus drivers to providing training for students. Communicating with school staff and parents is essential.

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Innovative Driving Course Sharpens Skills

Before the start of the school year, Harford County Public Schools sets up an elaborate range of obstacles to test its bus drivers. Learning from past accidents and mastering difficult maneuvers are key steps to maximizing safety.


Tips for industry novices

For those just starting out in pupil transportation, remembering a few pieces of advice, such as maintaining the industry's safety standards, will put them on the road to success.


NAPT News & Views — ARRA offers path to funding special-needs bus purchases

Did you know the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) offers an opportunity for school districts to purchase school buses for the benefit of students with disabilities and/or students who receive special-education services under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, Part B)?


Q&A: Linda Bluth Takes the Reins of NAPT

At the Louisville conference, Linda Bluth assumed the presidency of the association. Her goals to collaborate with nontraditional stakeholders in the industry and to bring new perspective to the group’s leadership are already underway.


School Bus Safety Handbook

The School Bus Safety Handbook supports the NHTSA's Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses training course.


Liquid Copper Block Seal

Liquid Copper Block Seal permanently seals large leaks in gaskets, radiators, heater cores and intake manifolds.


9500AL UltraLED Stop Arm Lamp

The 9500AL UltraLED Stop Arm Lamp replaces the incandescent double-contact bulb found on most school bus stop arms, fitting into the existing socket.

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