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Cover Story - April 2011 2011

Planning and Training Increase School Bus Security

By: Kelly Roher

Pupil transporters discuss the policies and procedures they have established at their operations to keep students and staff members safe. They also share the training resources they utilize, including state associations, First Observer and courses offered by FEMA.

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No bullies on board

Cutting down on bus bullying will help in bringing students to school ready to learn, and it will allow the driver to stay more focused on driving safely.

Digital two-way radios can improve school bus security through optional interoperability with first responders and GPS tracking.

More Than Just a Radio

Digital two-way radios for the school bus industry offer messaging capabilities, increased capacity, interoperability and GPS tracking, all while remaining affordable.

Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools runs 1,268 school buses and transports 98,000 students.

Everyone’s a Customer

Since taking the transportation helm at Montgomery County Public Schools two years ago, Todd Watkins has focused on enhancing customer service while growing and diversifying his management team.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood spoke to students and answered a variety of questions from them at a Love the Bus event in Maryland.

NAPT News & Views

In a recent blog post, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pointed out that bus drivers are the "first education ambassadors our kids see every day" — a message NAPT Executive Director Mike Martin hopes policymakers will take to heart as they evaluate their difficult budget options.


Power Steering Fluid with Stop Leak

Bar's Leaks Power Steering Fluid with Stop Leak prevents wear, inhibits corrosion, prolongs fluid life, prevents leaks and seals existing leaks in pumps, rack and pinion units, and gearboxes.


LED 90mm Low-Beam Headlamp

The LED 90mm Low-Beam Headlamp for school buses provides a uniform, direct beam of light for safety and visibility and minimizes light loss.

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