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Nissan Pulls Controversial Ad

Amid protests from the membership of the National Association of Pupil Transportation, Nissan Motors was driven to curb a commercial that depicted a school bus driver irresponsibly drag racing a…
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Last of Chowchilla School Bus Kidnappers Denied Parole

Frederick Woods, one of the three men who committed the infamous school bus kidnapping incident nearly 40 years ago in Chowchilla, California, has been denied parole for the 16th time.
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New Jersey Allows Medical Marijuana on School Buses

New Jersey is yet another state to diminish its prohibition of marijuana use, passing a law that allows parents to give their sick or disabled children medical marijuana at school…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 19 November 2015 17:05

Alabama School Bus Inspection Expert Remembered

Greg Ray, supervisor of school bus maintenance at Mobile County Public Schools and retired supervisor of the Alabama school bus inspection program, passed away on Oct. 30 following a long…
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Three-Point Seat Belts Required on All New Houston ISD Buses

In light of a fatal accident that claimed the lives of two high school students last September, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) announced Tuesday that all new school buses…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:12

N.Y. Contractor’s Association Elects New President

The New York School Bus Contractor’s Association has elected Michael Martucci as its new president. Martucci previously served as the association’s president for two years and has been a part…
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Zonar Announces Winners of $50K Technology Grants

Zonar Systems awarded 11 school districts with up to $50,000 each in fleet management technology tools with the Don Carnahan Memorial Grant presented last week in partnership with the National…
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With 100th Birthday Upcoming, Thomas Built Buses Gets Busy

It’s dizzying the number of technological innovations on display at the 2015 NAPT Summit, especially from one manufacturer that got its 100th anniversary celebration off to an early yet raucous…
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NJ School Bus Motion Sensor Bill Advances

An education panel in the New Jersey state assembly advanced Bill A-1455 on Monday, which intends to increase school bus safety by detecting the presence of students in the bus’…
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Driving Safety

In his 1997 book, “An Integrative Theory of Leadership,” social psychologist Dr. Martin Chemers writes that leaders are ultimately woven from the fibers of trust that a group has in…
  • Last modified on Monday, 16 November 2015 11:45

SafeStop App Adds School Bus Tracking in Five States

Some 30,000 parents in Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Oregon and Texas could soon have the ability to track when and where their children got on and off the school bus.
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Educating for the Future, Two Days at NASDPTS

Education was at the forefront of the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions of the 2015 NASDPTS Conference, while driving towards the future remained on the frontline of the 41st Annual NAPT…
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Collins Bus Launches New Type A on Ford Transit Chassis

Collins Bus unveiled its new Type A body on the Ford Transit chassis at the NAPT Summit Monday evening. It comes in both dual rear wheel and single rear configurations…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 12 November 2015 10:09

Indianapolis, North Carolina Take Home America’s Best Trophies

Kirk Brooks of Tippecanoe School Corporation near Indianapolis was named the America’s Best School Bus Inspector and Dustin Wells of Pitt County Schools in North Carolina America’s Best School Bus…
  • Last modified on Friday, 13 November 2015 09:24