October 2011

    ELECTRIFIED: Body manufacturer Trans Tech Bus based in Warwick, N.Y., teams with Smith Electric Vehicles to bring a zero-emissions small school bus to market. The prototype will be on display during the 37th Annual NAPT Trade Show in Cincinnati.


    New Survey Polls Bus Drivers and Aides on Wheelchair Passenger Safety

    The Reuse of School Buses in the Global South


    School Bus Contractor Student Transportation, Inc. Joins Nasdaq

    Dealers Weigh In: How the Economy is Affecting Business, Customers

    Bus Driver Scores Big ‘Road-eo’ Victory in Nevada at STN EXPO

    NHTSA Considering a New Standard for Pedestrian Safety Alarms on All Hybrids

    Focus Group Shapes Redesigned Front-Engine Thomas Saf-T-Liner EFX


    Do Bus Heaters Pay Off in the Long Run?
    How heating systems work to save fuel, time and an operator’s bottom line over the life cycle of the vehicle

    Can You Hear Me Now?
    Safety, efficiency spark evolution in schools’ mobile communications

    Preview of NAPT/NASDPTS Annual Conference

    LED, Follow or Get Out of the Way
    In it’s sixth full year, NAPT’s “Leading Every Day” Initiative prepares to offer more growth opportunties in Cincinnati

    NAPT Trade Show Vendors


    ‘Is the Bus on Time as Long as We Don’t Get Any Calls?’
    By John Fahey

    ‘Industry Standards’ Are More than Jargon
    By Linda F. Bluth, Ed.D

    State-by-State Variation in Crossing Procedures
    By Ned Einstein


    First Take by Ryan Gray
    Getting the Word out on New Seat Belt Technology

    Publisher’s Corner by Tony Corpin
    There is More to Conferences, Trade Shows thatn Simply Showing Up