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'Massive Heart Attack' Claims Life of NAPT President

The school bus industry awoke Saturday to the startling news that industry veteran, mentor and current National Association for Pupil Transportation President Don Carnahan died Friday night from what a…
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Anti-Bullying Coloring Contest Targets 'Happy Bus'

Seon is celebrating National Bullying Prevention Month by launching a new student coloring book contest titled "The Happy Bus: A Bully-free Zone." In its inaugural contest last year, Seon received…
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ACT Expo Goes Electric in 2015

A new alliance between the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo and the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) underlines the rising interest in adding zero-emissions vehicles to fleets, according to event…
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Electric School Bus Converter Turns to ‘Crowdfunding’

It took less than three weeks for ADOMANI, Inc. to surpass its goal to raise $100,000 in the hope of converting a diesel-powered school bus into electric for a northern…
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Children’s Museum Features School Bus Play

The iconic yellow bus has represented educational opportunities for children and adults alike for generations. For younger kids not yet in school, it inspires curiosity about the school experience.
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Endless Alternatives

A year from now school bus operators will have at least two more alternative-fuel choices at their disposal, and at least one will be on display this month at the NAPT Summit in Kansas…
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Weathering The Storm

Brainerd (Minn.) Independent School District Superintendent Steve Razidlo has never met California entrepreneur Glenn Llopsis, but the two couldn’t be closer when it comes to solving a problem.
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Evacuation Order

Just as it takes a village to raise children, it also takes an entire school district to be able to evacuate students from their school bus safely and effectively. So…
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Heartland

The geographical center of the U.S. is located near Lebanon in north central Kansas, not far from the Nebraska border. But for the student transportation industry, the center of the nation next month will be…
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Catch Me If You Can

A district in Fremont County, Wyoming recently installed video cameras on its school buses, inspired by the tragic 2011 death of an 11-year-old girl who was fatally struck by a motorist passing her stopped school…
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NTSB Corrects Release on Oklahoma Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board updated an announcement made over the weekend that it had sent a "go-team" to Davis, Oklahoma to investigate a fatal bus crash late Friday involving…
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Overcrowded School Buses Linked to Driver Shortage

Within the past two months, two student transportation issues have repeatedly surfaced in the news — overcrowded school buses and bus driver shortages — and it appears they are linked…
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Rep. Braley Calls for Hearings on School Bus Safety Act

The author of a historic, sweeping school bus safety bill in Congress is pushing for hearings to begin by year's end and before both the House and Senate adjourn for…
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