Integrated mirrors with driver alert LEDs, an artificial intelligence-powered stop-arm camera system, and heavy-duty wheelchair tie-downs were some of the latest technology options showcased at the NAPT trade show on Nov. 5 in Columbus, Ohio.
The securement supplier will honor a special-needs school bus driver for their standout service for the third year in a row. The winner will receive $1,000.
The group from Moore Norman Technology Center in Oklahoma work together to create a wheelchair ramp for a family after seeing their need for a new one.
Therese Pelicano, a transportation manager for Frederick County (Md.) Public Schools, will use her Q’Straint/Sure-Lok Special Needs Transportation award winnings to enhance wheelchair securement training for her transportation staff.
Dan Allison, an occupational therapist and driving specialist, is honored with the award for his success in the personal mobility industry and for the training he provides to mobility device passengers.
Freddie Phillips, a bus driver for East Baton Rouge Parish School System, is the winner of the securement supplier's second annual National Special-Needs School Bus Driver of the Year award.
Peter Pizzuto of New Hampshire allegedly uses a seat belt to restrain the wrists of a student in a wheelchair. He is charged with four counts of simple assault and one count of false imprisonment.
The acquisition will help Q'Straint and Adapt Solutions provide accessible wheelchair solutions to those with limited mobility.
The Type A school bus manufacturer's G5 can now accommodate 36 passengers. Those equipped with wheelchair lifts have room for six passengers with wheelchairs and three additional passengers.
Collins Bus Corp.’s Low-Floor Bus features a ramp that enables faster, lift-free boarding for students in wheelchairs. Customers report increased comfort and empowerment through the ability to board with and sit near other students.
The securement equipment supplier will honor a special-needs driver for standout service for the second year in a row. The winner will receive $1,000.
Illuminated safety products, driver training solutions, a video surveillance system, and an artificial intelligence-powered stop arm are just some of the options to look for in the new year.
The survey covers such topics as student ridership, driver pay, and special-needs bus equipment.