The state pupil transportation directors association is looking to hire a new administrative and membership services representative following the resignation of Nikki Hughes.
Representatives from the six states that have passed school bus seat belt legislation will share their experiences with NHTSA officials in a meeting next month.
A headline-grabbing statement on seat belts, a man who overcame great odds by learning to walk again, and a creative school bus safety play were among the highlights of the industry conferences in November.
Stories that drew the most traffic on Schoolbusfleet.com this year addressed issues such as enhancing security, coping with driver shortage and preventing brake problems.
After NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind states that school bus passengers should have three-point belts, the state directors association says that the statement backs their own position.
Before a large crowd of pupil transportation officials, Administrator Mark Rosekind revealed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new stance, that “every child on every school bus should have a three-point seat belt.”
Over 100,000 school bus drivers in 26 states took part in this year’s one-day count of stop-arm violations.
Should we move National School Bus Safety Week to late August or early September to dovetail with the national and local back-to-school news cycle?
The agency's public meeting looks at the barriers and benefits of seat belts on large school buses, as well as other approaches aimed at increasing safety.
School bus operators across the country are again being called on to tally the number of vehicles that illegally pass their buses in one day.
Here, we recap highlights from the NAPT Summit and NASDPTS Conference, which were held in Kansas City, Missouri, in November. Sessions covered such pertinent topics as shooter response training, student safety and leadership, and awards recognized vital contributions to pupil transportation.
The state pupil transportation directors’ annual gathering this year will be held Nov. 8-11 in Richmond, Virginia.
Peggy Burns updates her “Sharing Student Health and Medical Information with School Transporters” report for NASDPTS.