NCST Writing Committees Set, Seek Proposals for 2020

The National Congress on School Transportation Steering Committee announced that writing committees for the 2020 update to the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures (NSTSP) are seeking proposals to make…
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Propane School Bus Funding Discussed Amid Hike in Calif. Sales Tax

ROUSH CleanTech hosted its third of three roadshows this week to showcase its new near-zero emissions, propane-powered school buses that are now available to school districts. Presentations were highlighted by…
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N.Y. School District Hosts Successful Bus Driver Open House

Mohonasen Central School District in New York hosted an open house at its new facility in an effort to combat the school bus driver shortage it and districts nationwide have…
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Child Seats Easier to Use and Correctly are Safer Choices

KANSAS CITY — Dr. Joseph O’Neil, a pediatrician from Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University School of Medicine, discussed the dynamics of what is ultimately the best outcome for…
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Reducing Vehicle Fatalities to ‘Zero’ Discussed at NASDPTS

Pedestrian deaths are rising across the U.S., a fact punctuated during the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services Annual Meeting by the deaths of three students and…
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NHTSA Urges Motorists to Stop for School Buses

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is responding to a rash of student fatalities and injuries this week at school bus stops, by urging motorists to pay more attention and…
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NASDPTS 50th Anniversary with Look Back, Ahead

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) opened its annual conference in Kansas City with a panel session that featured a nostalgic review of past challenges…
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NASDPTS Discusses Entry Level Driver Training Final Rule

Federal government representatives updated attendees at the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) Annual Conference in Kansas City on plans to improve oversight of commercial motor…
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Two More Student Deaths Reported at School Bus Stops

Two more children died in the past two days while trying to board their school buses, bringing the week’s total to five. That is one short of the total number…
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Combating Human Trafficking with School Bus Drivers

KANSAS CITY — At the NASDPTS Annual Conference, human and sex trafficking of students and the role school bus drivers can play to report the crimes was discussed. State directors…
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Police, Districts, Contractors Observe School Bus Safety Week

Students and the public nationwide received reminders in October on school bus safety from school bus industry product and service suppliers, law enforcement and school districts.
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Michigan Awards $25 Million in School Safety Grants

Michigan awarded $25 million in state grants to fund various school safety initiatives, none of which specifically mention student transportation. But recent developments suggest the industry could still benefit, especially since…
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Ala. School District Provides Submerged School Bus Training

A school bus without its tires, fuel, oil and other hazardous liquids, was submerged into the Gulf Shores at Saunder’s Yachtworks in Alabama, to give first responders unique, hands-on, real-world…
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