15th National Congress on School Transportation to Focus on Innovations, Industry Story

School Transportation News caught up with Murrell Martin, state director from Utah and the 2015 National Congress on School Transportation steering committee chair, at the STN EXPO in Reno, Nevada. Murrell shared several items of interest in preparation for NCST in May, including the special committees formed to chronicle industry innovations and tell the story of the yellow school bus.

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Dorsey Keynote Speech Wows at STN EXPO

Generational expert Jason Dorsey entertained audiences at STN EXPO during his keynote speech with humorous cracks at intergenerational differences and tips on how to make these differences work, while also giving examples specific to student transporters.

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NHTSA NPRM Eyes Roof-Crush Standards for Motorcoaches

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed a new rule to enhance rollover structural integrity of motorcoaches and "over-the-road" buses in the event of a crash to improve roof strength. The proposal comes on the heels of a new requirement implemented last year to require lap-shoulder seat belts on motorcoaches to improve passenger safety.

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Utah’s Schmutz-Harden Receives Grandolfo Award at STN EXPO

Launi Schmutz-Harden, the transportation administrator at Washington County School District in St. George, Utah, was the recipient of the 2014 Peter Grandolfo Memorial Award of Excellence last Tuesday at the STN EXPO in Reno, Nevada.The eighth-annual award recognized Schmutz-Harden for her dedication to the safe transportation of all students nationwide but especially those with disabilities. 

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