On Monday Christopher A. Hart, the acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), discussed “To Belt or Not to Belt: That is the Question” at the NAPT Summit and NASDPTS Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. He also touched on the dangers of distracted driving and sleep apnea among school bus drivers.
A new report from Upstream Public Health in Portland, Oregon, looks at the link between student health and chronic absenteeism in Oregon and the impact of various factors, including transportation, on student attendance.
Alabama won bragging rights in Kansas City this weekend as the state's representatives took the top spots in the 11th annual America's Best Training & Skills Challenge. Presented by the National Association for Pupil Transportation, the competition was held in conjunction with the organization’s annual Summit and Trade Show to give participants the opportunity to attend both events.
The results of a new survey by Fleetmatics Group PLC show that parents would like more visibility into their children’s safety aboard the school bus, as well as more accountability for operators. Nearly nine in 10 parents responded they want to see closer GPS monitoring of buses and their drivers.
The 100 Best Fleets in North America recently recognized two school districts with their 2014 Green Fleet Awards, along with 48 other local, state and federal government fleets. The award commends achievements in "green" transportation.