A hands-on team-building exercise, sessions and awards addressing safety and industry achievement, and a trade show showcasing the latest technology were some of the highlights at this year's NAPT conference.
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.
Creating an age-inclusive workplace culture, the importance of effective teams, and sharing knowledge were key discussions during the Sunday keynotes and sessions.
Mindy Feldbaum, the vice president of workforce programs at AARP Foundation, offers guidance on accommodating and retaining employees from a variety of age groups.
The aviation and safety expert, who is helping the association kick off its “Zip. Zero. Nada. None.” campaign, discusses applying data for more proactive risk mitigation and human-machine teaming.
Federal officials join pupil transporters in the nation’s capital to discuss fitness testing, fire suppression, seat belts, and other recommendations based on recent crashes, and share resources.
Electric buses, onboard technology, seat belts, and illegal passing were key points of discussion on the first full day.
The National Association for Pupil Transportation Conference and Trade Show deadline for two related scholarships is Sept. 18. The Sol Englander Innovation in School Transportation Safety Scholarship deadline is Oct. 11.
Next year’s event will bring school bus operators and suppliers to Scottsdale, Ariz., for roundtable discussions, one-on-one meetings, and other networking activities.
A live action mock school bus accident, a safety competition, riveting sessions, and recognition ceremonies were just some of the events that took place at pupil transportation association conferences held across the U.S.
The association honors top contestants in the 2019 School Bus Driver International Safety Competition and presents awards to contractors for exceptional service.
Six of the state’s school bus drivers receive awards for their dedication and years of service.