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Sen. Tammy Duckworth addresses the audience during the 51st annual NASDPTS conference 2019 on Oct. 16.

COVID-19 Claims Latest Conference Victim, This Time NASDPTS

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services announced that it canceled this year’s annual conference scheduled for this fall because of...

NHTSA to Conduct School Bus Illegal Passing Surveys

Two new illegal passing surveys by the National Highway of Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) aim to assess the knowledge of drivers nationwide about the...

STARTS Task Force Releases Toolkit to Help Restart School Bus Operations

The long-awaited report from the Student Transportation Aligned for Return To School (STARTS) Task Force was released on Friday and provides school districts with...

Webinar Highlights Work in Front of New Industry COVID-19 Task Force

A new industry task force charged with providing clarity to states and school districts that are attempting to reopen schools and school busing for...
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NASDPTS Issues New Guidance Advocating Lap/Shoulder Seatbelts on School Buses

Following up on its previously stated support of three-point seatbelts for the safer transportation of students to and from school, the National Association of...

STARTS Task Force to Provide Guidance for School Transportation Post-COVID-19

As discussed in a recent webinar, the three national school transportation associations joined together to create a task force that will research, review and...
First Student school bus drivers in Syracuse, New York, deliver meals during the coronavirus pandemic.

National Industry Associations Push Congress to Recognize School Bus Drivers

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, national school transportation leadership is seeking the inclusion of school bus drivers in legislation that would create...

National School Bus Associations Discuss ‘New Normal’ of Post COVID-19 World

The three national transportation associations are asking what life will be like after the coronavirus pandemic, and what it will mean for school bus...
Attendees at the 51st annual NASDPTS conference in Washington, D.C. in October 2019. (Photo by Taylor Hannon)

Update: NASDPTS Publishes FAQs Addressing Coronavirus Impact on Student Transportation

From how to disinfect school buses to continuing alcohol and drug testing of school bus drivers, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil...
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NASDPTS Announces Different Plans for School Bus Illegal-Passing Survey Amid Closures

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) canceled its annual one-day voluntary survey of states that the group utilizes to...

August 2020

August 2020 Cover
This month’s issue features articles on school start-up and prepping fleets for the new school year, as...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information...