The year’s showcase provides a look at the operations of some of North America’s largest school bus contractors.
Here, we share photos submitted to us by pupil transporters throughout the country that were featured in the Snapshots department of our 2011 Fact Book as well as our January and February 2011 issues.
evacuation drills, history
Late January and early February 2011 have produced severe weather in the Midwest and Northeast, with residents contending with massive amounts of snowfall and frigid temperatures. Here, we share some wintry photos submitted to us by employees at pupil transportation operations over the last few years.
First Student Inc., winter
Dedicated industry professionals are honored during the annual NAPT awards banquet, while sessions cover such topics as bullying and managing students with emotional disorders. The trade show features new products from many companies.
The sixth edition of our Photo Contest drew 130 inventive entries from nearly 40 industry professionals and enthusiasts. Here, we present those that were selected as winners, runners-up and noteworthy entries. The three winners earned $100 each.
(To view photos from the 2009 contest, click here. To view photos from the 2008 contest, click here.)
The 15th National Congress on School Transportation (NCST) convened in Warrensburg, Mo., May 16-19, 2010. Delegates revised the National School Bus Specifications and Procedures document, updating it from the 2005 version. The next congress meets in 2015.
An Ohio school district's transportation department restored a 1992 model year school bus over a two-month period in 2001 as part of the operation's bus refurbishing program. The bus is still being used to transport students.
Pupil transportation vehicles have come a long way from the early days of horse-drawn "kid hacks," as they were called. Here's a look back through the many manifestations of the school bus during the past century. This photo gallery originally appeared in our 50th anniversary issue.
A leafy deciduous tree was growing through the middle of the 1947 International school bus when it was uprooted and sold to Southland Transportation in 2002. About a year later, the maintenance team at the Calgary, Alberta-based company decided to restore the run-down bus to celebrate the province's centennial. Despite the vehicle's condition, the staff became excited at the thought of such a major restoration project. "It was a total derelict, but the guys in the shop rallied around it," says Harry Davis, Southland's manager of fleet and facilities. For 18 months, Southland's technicians and volunteers dedicated numerous hours to the project.
The NAPT's 32nd Annual Conference and Trade Show features a bus-rail crash demonstration and seminars on emergency response, as well as a new leadership initiative.
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