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Case Study: Propane Buses Pass Budget, Weather Tests

A recent case study by ROUSH Clean Tech and Blue Bird showed the Bend-La Pine Schools district in Oregon not only saved money by switching to propane-powered school buses, but…
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Texas Bill May Prohibit Student Crossings to Bus Stops

Rep. Oscar Longoria introduced a bill designed to increase student safety at school bus stops, but some local school districts are worried it could drastically increase operating costs without a…
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Transportation Consortium Prepares for Severe Weather

With record snowfall covering 50 percent of the United States, student transportation professionals are extra busy checking roads, warming up buses, modifying bus routes and coordinating cancelled school days. Farther…
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NAPT Explains Board Changes, Henry Becomes President

Keith Henry, director of transportation at Lee's Summit R-7 School District in Kansas City, officially took over as NAPT's new president at the conclusion of the Summit, following the sudden…
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Maryland's Langley Begins Term as NASDPTS President

Leon Langley from the Maryland Department of Education officially took over as the state directors association president at the end of last week's NASDPTS Annual Meeting in Kansas City, as…
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Transportation Chief Talks Pedestrian Safety

You might not expect to hear teen slang like "YOLO" roll off the tongues of many state directors of pupil transportation, yet the term took on a whole new meaning…
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New NAPT Website Aimed at School Bus KPI's

The National Association for Pupil Transportation unveiled a new website in conjunction with the NAPT Summit in Kansas City that completes phase I of an initiative to help the student…
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Workshop Covers Homeless Student Transportation

During a session at the NAPT Annual Summit last week, Transportation Director Pete Meslin of the Newport-Mesa United School District in California presented potential options to help alleviate some challenges…
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Houston ISD Recognized for ‘Model’ Transportation

In recognition of recent innovative transportation initiatives, Houston Independent School District has been named a District of Distinction by District Administration magazine. The Transportation Department was lauded for programs meant…
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Loshbough Inducted Into NAPT Hall of Fame

Bill Loshbough became the latest inductee into the NAPT Hall of Fame during a closing general session at the NAPT Summit in Kansas City on Tuesday.
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FMCSA: Deadline Postponed for Electronic Medical Files

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's impending deadline of Jan. 30, 2015 for implementing a new electronic medical file for commercial drivers must be pushed back, according to Charles Horan,…
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Kansas City District Honored for Adding CNG

Lee's Summit R-7 School District in Kansas City received the Outstanding CNG Fleet & Station Program from natural gas advocate NGVAmerica for implementing 106 of the alt-fuel school buses into…
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Ohio Girl Fatally Struck by Bus After School

A student in Youngstown, Ohio died yesterday after falling under the rear wheels of a school bus exiting her high school parking lot. This morning the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office…
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