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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…
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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,…
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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.
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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…
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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.
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Driving Students to Greater Success on the School Bus

Tom Korth believes that bus drivers can play a bigger role in the lives of the students they transport. In fact, Korth has staked his academic career on this conviction.
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Anderson, Lawrence Elected to NAPT Board as Summit Concludes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Theresa Anderson and Peter Lawrence, Ed.D, joined the NAPT Board after being elected by association members to represent their respective regions. Meanwhile, John Hazelette ran unopposed…
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NTSB: Lap/Shoulder Seat Belts Complete School Bus Safety

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart spoke on the value of constantly perfecting safety measures on Monday during a NAPT Summit general session.  
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NAPT: Enhancements to Workplace Environments Drive Retention

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The workplace was a focus throughout the fourth day of the NAPT Summit on Monday, speakers addressing methods to improve the workplace environment while boosting the…
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America's Best School Bus Tech, Inspector Crowned at NAPT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Maintenance professionals from Michigan and West Virginia took home the top trophies as America’s Best Skills Challenge for school bus inspectors and technicians at the NAPT…
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Zonar, NAPT Award $1M in Tech Grants for 36 School Districts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Zonar Systems and the National Association for Pupil Transportation awarded more than $1 million in grants during a general session here at the NAPT Summit for…
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Trans Tech Launches New Type A Transit at NAPT Summit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Trans Tech unveiled its new 20-passenger, aerodynamic Trans Star school bus built on a Ford Transit chassis in both gasoline and diesel configurations at the 42nd…
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