The Region Nine Development Commission in Mankato, Minnesota received a 2014 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for Safe Routes to School Planning in Rural Districts. Winners will be honored at the 2014 National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conference, Dec. 3-5 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
New NASDPTS president Leon Langley issued a letter to NASDPTS members Wednesday announcing the availability of the presentations from the association’s annual conference in Kansas City earlier this month. The letter also included an update from Langley on the first few weeks of his presidency.
The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services is seeking proposals from meeting spaces in the Midwest to submit to host next year's National Congress on Student Transportation, the 75th such meeting of national stakeholders to update school transportation specifications and procedures.
The hallmark of many great writers is that they draw from their own experiences. This is true for Lorraine Fletcher, a school bus driver who has published a children’s book, “Go Where the Bus Goes,” that is now available for purchase at a website of the same name.
Communities around Ferguson, Missouri, were on edge while awaiting a grand jury's decision on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting an unarmed black teenage boy in August. The announcement to not indict the officer was made at 8 p.m. Central time. On Tuesday schools around Ferguson decided to close after a night of violent protests that resulted in the burning and looting of many businesses.