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Safe Routes Programs Spread to Rural Districts

The Region Nine Development Commission in Mankato, Minnesota received a 2014 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for Safe Routes to School Planning…
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School Bus Drivers’ Book Teaches Kids to Stay Safe

The hallmark of many great writers is that they draw from their own experiences. This is true for Lorraine Fletcher, a school bus driver who has published a children’s book,…
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Schools Near Ferguson Prepared for Jury Decision

Communities around Ferguson, Missouri, were on edge while awaiting a grand jury's decision on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting an unarmed black teenage boy in August.…
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NASDPTS Releases RFP for New NCST Host Location

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services is seeking proposals from meeting spaces in the Midwest to submit to host next year's National Congress on Student Transportation,…
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TSA's First Observer Program Returns

The Transportation Security Administration has relaunched the First Observer program after the counter-terrorism training and reporting tool for commercial drivers went on hiatus for the better part of two years.
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NYSBCA Recognizes Industry Excellence

The New York School Bus Contractors Association (NYSBCA) presented awards that celebrated safety and service efforts in the industry at their 60th annual convention held last month.
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Girl Dies After Bus Stop Accident

On Wednesday, the family of Raven June Edwards, 8, announced she passed away two weeks after she was hit by a vehicle at her bus stop in Deatsville. She had…
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NSTA Joins Effort to Extend Business Tax Credits

The National School Transportation Association is supporting tax extenders in the "lame duck" Congress that cover the alternative fuel and bonus depreciation credits that are set to expire by the…
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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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