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Converging Technology Trends Drive Next-Gen School Buses

The technological advances in the last century have shaped the modern world. In the last 50 years alone, the level of achievement made by technology has been insurmountable compared to…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 16:38

W.Va. District Pilots Bus Fire Suppression Systems

Kanawha County Schools in Charleston, West Virginia, equipped 10 special needs school buses with fire suppression systems to buy additional time for student evacuations as the state looks to approve…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 17 November 2016 11:51

First Student Financials Indicate Strong Future for Company

The UK-based FirstGroup PLC, which operates First Student, the largest provider of student transportation in North America, reported favorable growth for its half-yearly results.
  • Last modified on Monday, 21 November 2016 08:21

LA Unified Upsizes Nation's Largest School Bus CNG Fleet

Los Angeles Unified School District is increasing the size of its CNG fleet with the purchase of 71 new Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG school buses this winter from Thomas Built Buses.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 17 November 2016 12:01

Detroit Motors Forward with School Bus Services

Well past municipal bankruptcy and recession years, Detroit is making significant progress in its recovery, alongside automotive OEMs and suppliers that also overcame financial woes to refuel the Motor City…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:36

Cummins Refutes Involvement in New 'Dieselgate' Allegation

Cummins Inc. says claims made in a class-action lawsuit brought against the engine maker and Fiat Chrysler America alleging diesel emission cheats in Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks are "false…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 16:00

Texas District, Florida Charter Up Propane Commitments

A day after a large Texas school district shared how its propane school buses saved $1.3 million on fuel and maintenance, a Florida charter school is eyeing similar savings with…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:35

Student Health Improved by Safe Routes to School

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new Health in Five Years or Hi-5 (high-five), highlights a list of non-clinical community wide approaches with a proven track record. A current…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 08:54

New-Look NASDPTS Embraces Industry Role as Influencer

Diana Hollander, the state director of student transportation at the Nevada Department of Education, was on tap to become the new president of NASDPTS this month at the conclusion of…
  • Last modified on Monday, 14 November 2016 14:46

NTSB: Stricter Guidelines Needed on Bus Driver Health

The National Transportation Safety Board released a recommendation to boost school bus safety Monday in response to a Southern California bus crash two years ago that left 11 children injured,…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:35

Seen and Heard Around the NAPT Summit Trade Show

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 140 companies exhibited at the 42nd Annual NAPT Summit Trade Show on Tuesday, setting a record for the event.
  • Last modified on Monday, 21 November 2016 14:53

Bus Driver, Attendant Training to Focus on LGBTQ Students

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brooke, a 24-year-old college student, came out several years ago as a lesbian, saying that it allowed her "the freedom to be my authentic self." In…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:45

NAPT Summit Capped by Special Needs Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Q’Straint/Sure-Lok named Launi Harden as the NAPT Special Needs Transportation Award winner, capping a dozen recognitions during the closing session of the association’s summit.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 09:08