State directors of school transportation gathered from across the country at the NASDPTS annual conference in Pentagon City.  -  Image: Canva/Wes Platt

State directors of school transportation gathered from across the country at the NASDPTS annual conference in Pentagon City.

Image: Canva/Wes Platt

It was a busy year for the national school transportation associations, with annual conferences back in full swing during the summer and fall of 2023.

Check out these highlights of School Bus Fleet coverage from the year, from the return of the National School Transportation Association's Bus-In and National Association for Pupil Transportation's annual conference and tradeshow to the NASDPTS annual illegal school bus passing survey.

National School Transportation Association (NSTA)

NSTA members took concerns about chronic illegal school bus passing to leaders on Capitol Hill in 2023.  -  Photo: NSTA

NSTA members took concerns about chronic illegal school bus passing to leaders on Capitol Hill in 2023.

Photo: NSTA

National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT)

NAPT annual conference attendees heard advice from consultant Peter Lawrence and industry veteran Dick Fischer about the importance of following rules to avoid costly litigation.  -  Photo: Wes Platt

NAPT annual conference attendees heard advice from consultant Peter Lawrence and industry veteran Dick Fischer about the importance of following rules to avoid costly litigation.

Photo: Wes Platt

National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS)

Katie Stok of IC Bus (center) quoted Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau when she told NASDPTS conference attendees: "The pace of change has never been this fast, yet it will never be this slow again." She was joined by Vance Nofziger of Thomas Built Bus (left) and Tim Gordon of Blue Bird (right) to discuss change in the school transportation industry.  -  Photo: Wes Platt

Katie Stok of IC Bus (center) quoted Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau when she told NASDPTS conference attendees: "The pace of change has never been this fast, yet it will never be this slow again." She was joined by Vance Nofziger of Thomas Built Bus (left) and Tim Gordon of Blue Bird (right) to discuss change in the school transportation industry.

Photo: Wes Platt

About the author
Wes Platt

Wes Platt

Executive Editor

Wes Platt joined Bobit in 2021 as executive editor of School Bus Fleet Magazine. He writes and edits content about student transportation, school bus manufacturers and equipment, legislative issues, maintenance, fleet contracting, and school transportation technology - from classic yellow diesel buses to the latest EPA-funded electric, propane, and CNG vehicles.

View Bio
0 Comments