The National Association for Pupil Transportation has developed an online platform designed to help pupil transportation providers track, analyze, and compare KPI data with peers who are similar to them and collaborate on solutions.
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New NAPT Technology to Help Optimize KPI Data

The business intelligence platform will display actionable data in a user friendly dashboard and allow transportation directors to share it and collaborate on solutions. It will be unveiled at the association’s annual Summit in November.

Author Jim Beekman says that the goal of school district support services, including transportation, is to “ensure barriers do not exist in the education of a child.”
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A different look at school operations

Transportation veteran Jim Beekman says he sees a paradigm shift that is vital: one that identifies cost per program so decisions use a base of data to support objectives, not just the old methodology of “sounds good to me.”

Parents and school officials at four Chicago area school districts will be able to use the SafeStop app to connect in real time with their children’s school bus.
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SafeStop app added at 4 Illinois districts

Through a partnership with bus company Olson Transportation, parents and school officials at the Chicago area school districts will be able to connect in real time with their children’s school bus.

Karam, the director of transportation at Bethlehem Central School District in Delmar, N.Y., has long utilized key performance indicators at his operation, which have led to increased efficiency and a reduction in costs. The department saved about $900,000 for the 2012-13 school year.
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Alfred Karam named SBF's Administrator of the Year

The director of transportation at Bethlehem Central School District in Delmar, N.Y., has adopted a businesslike approach to running the transportation department, while also focusing on student safety. The transportation team was able to reduce its overall transportation budget by about $900,000 for the 2012-13 school year, and tracking key performance indicators has increased efficiency.

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