The association invites U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) on its podcast, “The Bus Stop,” to discuss her journey to Capitol Hill and outline the Stop for School Buses Act of 2019.
Several transportation and safety representatives discuss with attendees the issue of illegal school bus passing and the importance of route planning and prevention with new technologies and practices.
Student transportation professionals are recognized for their remarkable dedication and service to the school bus industry. Awards are also presented to Zonar’s 2019 Don Carnahan Memorial grant recipients.
A special driver appreciation breakfast, a ride-along with local law enforcement officers, and a school bus illegal passing technology showcase marked NAPT’s National School Bus Safety Week.
Pupil transportation providers, suppliers, and elected officials nationwide host press conferences, push school bus safety bills, and hold events to appreciate bus drivers.
Stop-arm cameras, partnerships with law enforcement for increased traffic patrol, and public safety campaigns are just some of the measures school districts are taking to ensure the yellow bus is the safest mode of transportation for students. Lawmakers are also introducing several federal and state safety bills.
School transportation remains a critical element within the context of a child’s overall educational experience. When we boil this element down to a cost-saving endeavor, we’ve really done a disservice to our children.
As we continue to evolve school bus manufacturing, design, and equipment, let’s also evolve laws, penalties, and — most importantly — driver mindset, when it comes to careless and distracted driving around stopped school buses.
The NSTA president discusses how statistics reflect the degree to which school bus operators go above and beyond to provide safe student transportation.
John Benish Jr. was elected president at the association’s recent annual meeting. Curt Macysyn has stepped into the executive director role.
The co-owner of Lakeview Bus Lines has expanded his business as well as a handful of other small contractors, and has been instrumental in improving transportation for students in wheelchairs.
John Benish Jr., who is also president and chief operating officer of Cook-Illinois Corp., provides expert witness testimony to Congress on issues including illegal passing and seat belts.
The association honors top contestants in the 2019 School Bus Driver International Safety Competition and presents awards to contractors for exceptional service.