From Nov. 4-7, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) gathered in Pentagon City for networking and informative sessions about the school bus industry, association updates, and federal agency activities. The next annual meeting is scheduled for Nov. 16-19, 2024.
The contract with the Florida Sheriff's Association is valid for one year, with an option to extend it to two.
A roundup of recent incidents and alleged crimes involving school buses, including a driver accused of setting fire to multiple school buses, an alleged choking by a school bus driver, and a reported fight by two parents onboard a bus.
Executive Editor of School Bus Fleet, Wes Platt, recaps top news from schoolbusfleet.com, including the EPA Clean School Bus rebate program, E-Rate funding for wi-fi on school buses, new leadership at Student Transportation of America, and California's new electric school bus mandate.
The awards were presented during the association's 69th annual convention on Oct. 20 at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, N.Y.
The technology that goes into the school bus and makes it run may change, but the goal remains the same: safe and reliable transportation between home and school for children.
Three students, two chaperones, and a teacher were killed in the fiery chain-reaction crash. The NTSB reported there was conflicting information about the events leading up to the crash.
Durham School Services has operated in Florida's Duval County since 2006. In August 2024, the company expands its footprint with a new five-year contract.
One could easily catch the themes NAPT wanted to capture for its members, from professional growth and leadership to battling driver shortages to adapting to new school transportation technologies.
One concern that is not being addressed is that we are putting all our efforts towards electricity, and having a singular power system could leave us with no backups or alternatives in the future.
Meanwhile, severe driver shortages appear to be diminishing, according to our latest School Bus Fleet survey of United States school districts.
The Mega BEAST, introduced Oct. 31, offers range up to 300 miles, a feat that might alleviate some range anxiety transportation directors feel about electric vehicles.
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