The state directors’ organization details requirements and outlines the history of standards created for driver training. NASDPTS also notes its involvement in initiatives that impact school bus drivers.
After Ohio and Iowa launched “Flashing Red — Stop Ahead” specialty plates, NASDPTS aims to help other states create similar plates to promote stopping for school buses.
The DERA rebates will be used to replace or retrofit 452 school buses in 32 states.
The state directors’ organization releases recommendations on using school buses instead of full-size vans and maintaining safety compliance of school bus components.
The state directors’ annual gathering also addresses the use of tablets and GPS units for school bus drivers.
Check out our pics from inside and outside of the convention center during the 2017 NAPT and NASDPTS gatherings in Ohio.
The state pupil transportation directors’ event will also address driver tablets, education reform, and federal agency developments.
The lengthy survey counted nearly 10,000 illegal passes of school buses in Kansas in 30 school days.
About 104,000 school bus drivers participated in this year’s one-day count, coordinated by NASDPTS.
The state joins California as one of the only states to require lap-shoulder belts on new school buses. Nevada’s mandate goes into effect in July 2019.
The agency launches a project to learn more about the decision-making process on whether to implement two-point or three-point belts.
In this new series, we pose five pertinent questions to a notable person in pupil transportation. Our second discussion is with Diana Hollander, Nevada’s state director of pupil transportation and president of NASDPTS.
Martin has served as chair of the National Congress on School Transportation and has overseen pupil transportation in Utah since 2006. He began his career 34 years ago as a substitute school bus driver.