The NAPT Summit will feature a security training exercise with law enforcement officers providing instruction and simulating security threats that could occur in pupil transportation.
The initial stage of the research project will be an in-depth driver recruitment survey. The goal is to identify best practices that can help school districts attract more drivers.
The business intelligence platform will display actionable data in a user friendly dashboard and allow transportation directors to share it and collaborate on solutions. It will be unveiled at the association’s annual Summit in November.
The American School Bus Council cites the safety record and other benefits of yellow bus transportation.
Sessions at the upcoming Summit in Kansas City will cover such topics as school bus technology, budgets, safety, and security.
The current NAPT strategic plan is comprehensive but contains just three goals: communicating better; providing resources to improve communication and decision-making; and increasing the number of NAPT certified school transportation professionals.
Next year’s SBX will bring school bus operators and suppliers to Scottsdale for roundtable discussions, one-on-one meetings, and other networking activities.
If FMCSA decides to include the “S” endorsement requirements in a new federal mandate for entry-level commercial drivers, NAPT asks that states already meeting or exceeding the proposed requirements be exempt.
A new study has found that students who ride the school bus in kindergarten are less likely to be chronically absent.
The Brandon Billingsley Memorial Continuing Ed Scholarship, sponsored by the family of the former president of Heavy Duty Bus Parts/UltraLED, covers NAPT Summit accommodations.
We believe the best way to maintain excellence for our brand is for safety and other decisions to be made by local professionals based on their assessments of circumstances, resource realities, and best opportunities for benefits.
The 2016 Summit lineup also includes NTSB chief Christopher Hart, consultant Mark Aesch, and a Boston Marathon bombing survivor who helped identify one of the suspects.
We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in how we connect as human beings, and it includes transportation.