Mike LaRocco, the president of NASDPTS and Indiana state director (shown left), introduced Bruce Landsberg, the vice chairman for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), who discussed safety recommendations from the agency. Those included physical performance testing, evacuation training, and lap-shoulder belts. 
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PHOTOS: NASDPTS in D.C.

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) held its annual conference in Washington, D.C., for the first time from Oct. 13 to 17. Hot topics included electric buses, illegal bus passing, and safety recommendations on fire suppression systems, seat belts, and evacuation training.

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