School Transportation News selected two grand-prize winners from a drawing conducted last week during the NAPT Summit Trade Show in Grand Rapids, Mich., for all-expenses-paid trips to the TSD Conference and STN EXPO, respectively.
The driver of a school bus hijacked by a man with a knife on Oct. 17 "did a great job" staying calm and protecting 11 students on board, yet it was the recently installed GPS that allowed local police to immediately locate the bus, said the state's senior transportation officer.
Zonar Systems awarded $350,000 in total grants in Grand Rapids, Mich., to equip school buses with the comnpany's Electronic Fleet Management Solutions, including the Electronic Vehicle Inspection Reporting (EVIR) system. The seven districts were chosen by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Board of Directors from submitted proposals on how they would utilize the technology.
National Association for Pupil Transportation members voted the submission by Jaeho Lee of Kindley Elementary School in Portland as the overall winner of the 2013 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest in Grand Rapids, Mich.