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Industry Officials Learn Parent Perspectives on School Buses, Drivers

During the annual National Association of State Directors for Pupil Transportation Services Conference earlier this month, Laura Duguid, qualitative research assistant for Doyle Research Associates, Inc., shared the results of…
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Investigation Started Into N.C. School Buses Catching Fire

After two Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District school buses caught fire in a month, the district held a press conference to share more information on the situation and reveal its plans on…
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New York Girl Struck, Killed by Her School Bus

While crossing in front of her school bus, 6-year-old Leah Mezzi was accidentally struck by the bus and died at the scene, reported the Times Herald-Record.
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FMCSA Updates on Minimum Driver Training, Drug Testing

One week prior to the U.S. Department of Transportation's announcement that it is adding opioids to commercial driver drug screening, student transporters received the latest information outlining new federal mandates…
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NASDPTS Shares Correct Use of MDTs on School Buses

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services Annual Conference featured a discussion on National School Bus Specifications and Procedures guidelines as well as real-world experience on the…
  • Last modified on Friday, 10 November 2017 15:05

Teena Mitchell Wins NAPT Special Needs Transportation Award

The NAPT Special Needs Transportation Award, which is sponsored by Q’Straint, was awarded during the NAPT Summit to Teena Mitchell, special needs coordinator for the transportation department at Greenville County Schools…
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Dallas County Schools to Close, School Bus Service Unchanged for Now

Dallas-area schools are telling parents and students as well as transportation employees that service will remain unchanged for the remainder of the school year following voters approving the dissolution of…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 09 November 2017 14:29

Peggy Stone Wins NAPT Continuing Education Leadership Award

Sponsor Thomas Built Buses awarded Peggy Stone, supervisor of transportation at the Elkview bus terminal for West Virginia’s Kanawha County Schools, with the NAPT Continuing Education Leadership Award in honor of…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 08 November 2017 17:17

NAPT Announces New Board Members at Summit

Barry Sudduth took over as National Association for Pupil Transportation president during industry conferences in Columbus, Ohio and was joined on the board by Rick Grisham, the 2017 STN Leadership…
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Electric School Buses, Technology Highlight NAPT Trade Show

Another national trade show has come and gone, with school bus manufacturers and suppliers headed to their respective corners of the country, but not before showing their wares to hundreds…
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Electric School Bus Events Provide Hands-On Experience

COLUMBUS, Ohio — While nearly all school bus manufacturers now or soon will offer electric vehicle options, two gave conference attendees the opportunity to drive them during industry conferences here.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 07 November 2017 10:11

IC Bus Puts 'ChargE' into Industry with Electric School Bus

COLUMBUS, Ohio – IC Bus expects to launch its new ChargE electric school bus as early as 2019, the manufacturer announced at the open of the National Association for Pupil…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 07 November 2017 07:17

America's Best Inspector, Technician Crowned in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jeremiah Bradberry of Cobb County School District near Atlanta won the America’s Best Technician award while Bryce Ivie of the Utah Highway Patrol was named America’s Best…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 07 November 2017 12:58