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Categories: Special Needs Transportation, Safety, Maintenance, Alternative Fuels, Management
NAPT Reveals 2018 Conference Agenda

Workshops will cover such topics as school choice, employee retention, and school shootings. A live-action event will demonstrate school bus fires and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/731036/napt-reveals-2018-conference-agenda
Categories: Management
Pupil transportation leader Don Carnahan backed collaboration, technology

Carnahan, who died suddenly on Friday, was serving his second term as president of the National Association for Pupil Transportation. The industry veteran...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/685477/longtime-pupil-transportation-leader-don-carnahan-dies
Categories: Management
More details on Dubai school transportation conference

The event stems from the partnership between the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai and the National Association for Pupil Transportation in the U.S....

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/684312/more-details-on-dubai-school-transportation-conference
School bus snow globe makes surprise return at NAPT

Kim Hamilton went to the NAPT Summit on a mission to bring back valuable information and training opportunities for the members of the Oklahoma...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/blogpost/647104/school-bus-snow-globe-makes-surprise-return-to-napt-summit
Categories: Safety, Management
School Bus Fire Demo Highlights Need for Preparedness

A training event at Stafford County (Va.) Public Schools shows drivers the importance of school bus evacuation training. The concept will come to the...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/730179/school-bus-fire-demo-highlights-need-for-preparedness
Categories: Safety, Management
Conference Presentations Gaze Into the Future

NAPT sessions show that vehicle technology is advancing rapidly, and the school bus industry needs to keep pace or be left behind.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/726216/conference-presentations-gaze-into-the-future
Categories: Safety, Management
New site chosen for Nat’l Congress on School Transportation

The 16th pupil transportation congress will be held in Des Moines, Iowa — a new location after more than three decades in Warrensburg, Missouri.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/685623/new-site-chosen-for-nat-l-congress-on-school-transportation
When school’s out for summer, it’s time to learn

Soon after the school year ends, many pupil transporters take a “busman’s holiday”: They attend an industry conference. So while most...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/blogpost/647119/when-school-s-out-for-summer-it-s-time-to-learn
Categories: Management
NAPT heads back to Kansas City in 2016

The association’s 42nd Summit will return to Kansas City, Missouri, which was the site of the 2014 event.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/686224/napt-heads-back-to-kansas-city-in-2016
Categories: Maintenance, Alternative Fuels, Management
Thomas Built Reveals New Electric School Bus

At the NAPT conference, the manufacturer surprises attendees with a Saf-T-Liner C2 electric bus, which has a range of about 100 miles.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/726211/thomas-built-reveals-new-electric-school-bus
Categories: Special Needs Transportation, Safety, Management
Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference Heads to Florida This Summer

The event will offer workshops on such topics as McKinney-Vento homeless transportation, safety and security, and recruitment and retention.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/729690/southeastern-states-pupil-transportation-conference-heads-to-florida-this-summer
Categories: Management
Hood Discusses NASDPTS Term, Issues Ahead

Outgoing NASDPTS president Charlie Hood reflects on the past two years in pupil transportation and discusses the issues that lie ahead.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/article/611979/carrying-on-the-momentum
Making vital connections at School Bus eXchange

In the end, it was about breaking down barriers and building connections. With SBX attendees hailing from all over the nation, we heard that many are...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/blogpost/647114/making-vital-connections-at-school-bus-xchange
Categories: Management
Southeastern States conference heads to West Virginia

The event that brings together pupil transportation professionals from 14 states in the Southeast will be held in Charleston in July 2016.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/686169/southeastern-states-conference-heads-to-west-virginia
Categories: Safety, Management
NHTSA chief: ‘School buses should have seat belts. Period’

Before a large crowd of pupil transportation officials, Administrator Mark Rosekind revealed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/686223/nhtsa-chief-school-buses-should-have-seat-belts-period
Categories: Management
NASDPTS reveals dates for 2015 conference

The state pupil transportation directors’ annual gathering this year will be held Nov. 8-11 in Richmond, Virginia.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/685660/nasdpts-names-dates-for-2015-conference
Categories: Management
Feds show school bus support

At the annual conference of state pupil transportation directors, NHTSA Administrator David Strickland touts the safety and environmental benefits of the...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/article/612077/feds-show-school-bus-support
Categories: Management
Charles Poland honored posthumously for heroism

Outstanding pupil transportation professionals were in the spotlight on Sunday night at the annual National Association for Pupil Transportation awards...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/684778/charles-poland-honored-posthumously-for-heroism
Categories: Safety, Management
NASDPTS supports feds’ new 3-point belt policy

After NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind states that school bus passengers should have three-point belts, the state directors association says that the...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/686237/nasdpts-supports-feds-new-3-point-belt-policy
Categories: Management
School Bus eXchange Drills Down on Keys for Success

At the inaugural SBX event, school transportation officials share ideas on such topics as efficiency, technology and identifying the outputs of a...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/article/612361/school-bus-xchange-drills-down-on-keys-for-success
Categories: Special Needs Transportation, Safety, Management
NAPT awards highlight heroism, training efforts

Honorees include special-needs transportation expert Kala Henkensiefken and school bus driver Alice Bradley, who was credited with thwarting a potential...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/686226/napt-awards-highlight-heroism-training-efforts
Categories: Management
NAPT Unveils New Conference Website, Speaker Details

This year's conference will include three keynote speakers, new “NextPloratory Sessions,” workshops on a wide range of topics, and a one-day...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/722448/napt-unveils-new-conference-website-speaker-details
Categories: Management

When Louk Markham got behind the wheel of a school bus recently, it wasn't just any field trip — it was his final journey in a pupil transportation...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/684408/veteran-school-transportation-manager-ends-career-with-one-last-trip
Categories: Safety, Management
Christopher Hart tapped to chair National Transportation Safety Board

President Obama nominates Hart to serve a two-year term as chairman of the federal accident investigation agency. Hart, who has spoken about school bus...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/685292/christopher-hart-nominated-to-chair-national-transportation-safety-board
Categories: Safety, Management
NAPT developing enhanced security training

The association conducted a safety and security survey, which provided insight into school bus operations' current security-related training and procedures,...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/684586/napt-survey-shows-need-for-enhanced-security-training
Categories: Special Needs Transportation, Management
NAPT Keynote Speaker: Roger Crawford on Overcoming Challenges, Impacting Students

The athlete and author shares how he became an accomplished tennis player despite having four impaired limbs.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/726261/napt-keynote-speaker-roger-crawford-on-overcoming-challenges-impacting-students
Categories: Safety, Management
Southeastern conference covers driver training, emergency response

The event drew more than 130 delegates from 10 states to Arlington, Texas, where they held educational sessions in a convention center flanked by roller...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/686016/southeastern-conference-covers-driver-training-emergency-response
Categories: Safety, Management
NASDPTS Session Points to 3-Point Belts’ Potential to Reduce School Bus Injuries

The state directors’ annual gathering also addresses the use of tablets and GPS units for school bus drivers.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/726326/nasdpts-session-points-to-3-point-belts-potential-to-reduce-school-bus-injuries
Categories: Management
Saudi Arabia to hold 1st school transportation conference

The event comes as the Middle Eastern nation plans to increase its number of school buses from 12,000 to 60,000 over the next five years. The Ministry of...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/684033/saudi-arabia-to-hold-1st-school-transportation-conference
Categories: Management

Interchangeability 2014, to be held June 15-18 in Buckinghamshire, England, is designed to bring together school transportation professionals from around...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/684978/global-school-transport-conference-to-be-launched-in-u-k
Categories: Management
Data expert Mark Aesch to speak at NAPT

The consultant and former transit agency head will discuss data-driven decision-making in the opening session of the NAPT Summit.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/685893/data-expert-mark-aesch-to-speak-at-napt
Categories: Safety, Maintenance, Management
Speakers draw safety lessons from school bus tragedies

Keynote speakers at the NAPT Summit share some powerful safety messages — powerful in particular because they are based on fatal school bus accidents. The...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/684103/speakers-draw-safety-lessons-from-school-bus-tragedies
Categories: Special Needs Transportation, Management
NAPT Keynote Speaker: Stacey Bess on Working With Homeless Students

The educator and author says that pupil transportation professionals are in a good position to have a positive impact on homeless students who ride their...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/726262/napt-keynote-speaker-stacey-bess-on-working-with-homeless-students
Categories: Special Needs Transportation, Safety, Management

Taking a few cues from Hollywood, the association will add a literal red carpet and "swag" bags to its awards banquet this fall. Officials discuss the...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/684000/napt-glitzes-up-awards-ceremony
Categories: Special Needs Transportation, Safety, Management
Mother Gives Insights on Transporting Students With Service Animals

Kimberly Bish, whose daughter Danielle has a seizure assistance dog, discusses her training efforts with Ohio school bus drivers.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/717547/mother-gives-insights-on-transporting-students-with-service-animals
Categories: Special Needs Transportation, Safety, Management

The Office of School Transportation events, slated for April 14-15 and Nov. 17-18, will focus on when and how to transport children with special needs.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/685697/more-special-needs-conferences-to-be-held-in-california
Categories: Management
4th Keynote Speaker Added to NAPT Conference Lineup

Jack Shaw, executive director of the American Blockchain Council, will discuss the use of technology in student transportation.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/725967/4th-keynote-speaker-added-to-napt-conference-lineup
Categories: Management
NAPT Keynote Speaker: Jia Jiang on Facing Fear of Rejection

The entrepreneur and TED speaker explains his 100 Days of Rejection project, which he says helps in overcoming fears and pursuing success.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/726264/napt-keynote-speaker-jia-jiang-on-facing-fear-of-rejection
Categories: Management
NAPT Summit to Offer Security Event with TSA

The 2016 Summit lineup also includes NTSB chief Christopher Hart, consultant Mark Aesch, and a Boston Marathon bombing survivor who helped identify one...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/711570/napt-summit-to-offer-security-event-with-tsa
Categories: Management

Shari Weber, Nanette Oswald and the late Lori Smock from Gunnison Watershed School District are honored by the Colorado State Pupil Transportation...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/684518/colorado-district-wins-3-pupil-transportation-awards
Categories: Safety, Management
Speaker Shares Impact of Boston Marathon Bombing

Jeff Bauman tells NAPT Summit attendees about how he lost both legs in the 2013 bombing but was able to give investigators a description of the suspect...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/717516/speaker-shares-impact-of-boston-marathon-bombing
Missed NAPT? Read our recaps

More than any other time in recent memory, this year's National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Summit proved to be the place for the biggest...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/blogpost/647132/missed-napt-read-our-recaps
Categories: Special Needs Transportation, Maintenance, Management
Big changes in store for 2014 Summit

Next year’s NAPT Summit in Kansas City, Mo., will incorporate the America’s Best school bus tech/inspect event and a new competition related to...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/684766/exclusive-big-changes-in-store-for-2014-summit
Categories: Special Needs Transportation, Safety, Management
NAPT Summit report

From sessions on enhancing safety and efficiency to awards for outstanding service, here’s our rundown of highlights from the National Association...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/article/612249/napt-summit-report
Categories: Special Needs Transportation, Management
NASDPTS looks at ways to enhance training, service

From routing strategies to innovative facilities, speakers at the state directors conference share numerous ideas for enhancing school bus service and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/684105/nasdpts-looks-at-ways-to-enhance-training-service
Categories: Safety, Management
Christopher Hart to Leave NTSB

The longtime member of the National Transportation Safety Board spoke at pupil transportation conferences and led the Chattanooga school bus crash...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/728228/christopher-hart-to-leave-ntsb
Categories: School Bus Contractors, Safety, Management
NSTA Meeting Gauges Future of Transportation, Regulatory Climate

The National School Transportation Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Maui covers legislative updates, autonomous vehicles, and other topics.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/728234/nsta-meeting-looks-at-future-of-transportation-regulatory-climate
Categories: Special Needs Transportation, Safety, Management
Dubai school transport conference draws global crowd

About 17 nations are represented at Dubai’s first school transportation conference. Speakers and delegates make recommendations in such areas as school...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/684439/dubai-school-transportation-conference-draws-global-crowd
Categories: Safety, Management

Austin, who passed away on Jan. 7 after a long battle with cancer, led the creation of an innovative joint-powers school transportation agency in California...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/684241/bob-austin-remembered-as-a-pupil-transportation-mentor-pioneer
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Management
Canadian Conference Covers Alt-Fuels, Technology for School Buses

Insights on fuel options, practical ideas for Wi-Fi on school buses, and an inspiring Olympian were among the standouts at the Canadian Pupil...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/711974/canadian-conference-covers-alt-fuels-technology-for-school-buses


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