Pupil transporters work hard each and every day to ensure that all children are carried to school in the safest manner possible. Preparing them for emergencies is part of that commitment.
The National Congress on School Transportation’s writing committees are seeking subject matter experts and public comment as they prepare for the 2020 Congress.
Former SBF Executive Editor Thomas McMahon bids a fond farewell to the school transportation industry after 16 years.
The state directors’ organization details requirements and outlines the history of standards created for driver training. NASDPTS also notes its involvement in initiatives that impact school bus drivers.
Planning for the 17th National Congress on School Transportation is now in the works, with committee members being re-established and selected through this summer.
Martin has served as chair of the National Congress on School Transportation and has overseen pupil transportation in Utah since 2006. He began his career 34 years ago as a substitute school bus driver.
The new edition of National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures incorporates updates that were adopted at the 2015 industry congress.
There have been many industry developments to cover during School Bus Fleet’s 60 years. But one of the most influential pupil transportation events, organized by Dr. Frank Cyr, occurred 17 years before the magazine’s inception.
The former NHTSA safety standards engineer, who died on Aug. 13, was regarded for his expertise and guidance for the pupil transportation industry.
In his 20 years of overseeing pupil transportation in the state, Love has worked to standardize school bus driver training and build centralized systems for driver records and bus contracts.
An electronic version of the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures document that has revisions highlighted is available to state directors of pupil transportation for the first time.
Joshua Hinerman is Robertson County Schools’ new supervisor of transportation. He plans to use his school transportation and human resources experience to help the transportation department shine, he says.
School bus drivers must learn how to judge other traffic and blend their stop arms into the traffic flow.
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