An article on the NASDPTS Conference and NAPT Summit, which covered topics such as shooter response training and student safety, was the most viewed on the SBF website this year.
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Top 5 most-viewed feature articles in 2015

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.

NASDPTS President Leon Langley said that his association is encouraged by NHTSA’s statement that school bus passengers should have three-point belts.
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NASDPTS supports feds’ new 3-point belt policy

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.

SWAT team members sweep a school bus after the live-action event that simulated a response to an active shooter.
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Conferences Target School Bus Security, Leadership Skills

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.

Ronnie McCallister, Florida’s new state director of pupil transportation, first began working for the state Department of Education in 1990.
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New Florida state director has decades of experience

Ronnie McCallister, who succeeds longtime state pupil transportation director Charlie Hood, is no stranger to the Florida Department of Education. He began working there as a fleet program specialist in 1990 and was promoted to assistant director of pupil transportation in 2004.

More than 97,000 school bus drivers participated in this year’s nationwide survey of illegal bus passing, spearheaded by NASDPTS.
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National stop-arm survey counts 76K violations

More than 97,000 school bus drivers participated in this year’s nationwide survey of illegal bus passing, which is spearheaded by NASDPTS. Association officials say that the one-day total of 75,966 stop-arm violations points to more than 13 million violations in a 180-day school year.

The Labors' International Union of North America launched a publicity tour featuring a bus that appears to have been smashed by a fallen piece of bridge.
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Associations asked union not to misuse school bus in campaign

The three national pupil transportation groups wrote to the Labors' International Union of North America, requesting that the union not negatively represent the yellow bus in its highway bill reauthorization campaign. But on Monday, the union launched a tour featuring a school bus that appears to have been smashed by a fallen piece of bridge.

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