The biennial event will be held April 16 to 21 in Winnipeg. Sessions will cover such topics as Canadian standards, special needs, and alternative fuels.
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.
The California Association of School Transportation Officials stressed how critical student transportation professionals are to the state in its annual conference in San Diego.
The 2016 edition of the event, produced by NAPT and School Bus Fleet, will be held in Denver in April.
More than any other time in recent memory, this year's National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Summit proved to be the place for the biggest news in the school bus industry.
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.
The OEM will offer a new compressed natural gas school bus, a new Cummins diesel engine and a new Eaton transmission next year.
Honorees include special-needs transportation expert Kala Henkensiefken and school bus driver Alice Bradley, who was credited with thwarting a potential school shooting.
The association’s 42nd Summit will return to Kansas City, Missouri, which was the site of the 2014 event.
The transportation department at Richmond, Virginia-based Henrico County Public Schools serves 75 schools and about 29,000 students. It devised an efficient hub system to accommodate a four-tier bell schedule to transport students to their schools on time.
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.”
Whether it's saving money on fuel or keeping an important event afloat, Pam McDonald knows how to make it happen: partnerships. The longtime pupil transportation leader has helped strengthen the industry by building vital connections with colleagues and suppliers.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association presented its 2015 industry safety and service awards at its 61st annual convention, held Oct. 16 – 18, in New York City.